Carne Asada Sandwiches With Chipotle Mayonnaise

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 5 mins

A spicy take on your standard steak sandwich.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse the onion slices in a strainer under cold running water.
  2. Pat dry; place in a bowl.
  3. Cover with the red wine vinegar.
  4. Set aside for 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.
  5. Pound the garlic with salt, using a mortar and pestle, to make a paste.
  6. Add 1 tablespoon of the lime juice and incorporate it into the garlic.
  7. Slowly add the olive oil, stirring with the pestle to incorporate it.
  8. (If you don't have a mortar and pestle, this can be done in a food processor.) Spoon the garlic mixture over the steak, spreading it with the back of a spoon.
  9. Season with salt.
  10. Turn the meat over and do the same with the other side.
  11. Combine the mayonnaise, pureed chipotle and sauce and remaining 1 tablespoon of the lime juice in another small bowl.
  12. Grill or fry the beef over high heat, 3 minutes.
  13. Turn; cook to medium rare, 1-2 minutes.
  14. Set aside.
  15. Cut the rolls in half; spread each half with 1 tablespoon of the chipotle mayonnaise.
  16. Arrange the avocado slices on the top half of the roll; top with a few onion rings.
  17. Cut the meat into pieces roughly the size of the bread; arrange on the onion rings.
  18. Add the bottom half of the roll; press gently to compact everything together.
Most Helpful

YUMM! Fast, easy, and cheap too! I prepared it as described except I used greek-style pita bread (no pockets) instead of rolls, and I also added some cilantro... just because. Served with a side of steamed broccoli and chips. Husband AND kids declared it a keeper. Thanks!

Jud!th February 19, 2007