carne asada pizza

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Carne Asada and Cebollitas Pizza

Carne Asada and Cebollitas Pizza

Pizza de Carne Asada con Cebollitas

Recipe Yield

1 10- to 12-inch pizza

Cooking time

2 hours 55 minutes

Rate this recipe

4 from 4 votes


  • 1 chile de arbol stemmed
  • 2 garlic cloves roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup Maggi sauce or soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 8 ounces flank steak or skirt steak
  • 3 spring onions or 1 bunch scallions (5 to 6), trimmed to bite size pieces, including white and light green part of stems, plus more for garnish
  • 8 ounces pizza dough
  • All-purpose flour for dusting work surface
  • 1/2 cup tomato pizza sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese divided
  • 1/2 ripe Mexican avocado pitted, meat scooped out and sliced, for garnish
  • cilantro leaves for garnish
  • 1 lime cut into wedges, for garnish

To Prepare

  • To make the marinade, toast the chile on a small skillet over medium heat for less than a minute per side, until toasted but not burnt. In a blender or food processor, puree the chile with the garlic, Worcestershire sauce, Maggi sauce and lime juice. Divide marinade, reserving 1/4 cup for the onions and the rest for the steak.
  • Place the steak in a zip-lock bag or shallow dish and pour all but 1/4 cup marinade over it to coat. Cover (if in a dish) and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to overnight, turning the meat once.
  • Remove the steak from the marinade. Place in an oven-proof dish and broil for 3 minutes per side. Alternatively, you can grill it for the same amount of time over medium-high heat. You want to cook the meat to somewhere between rare and medium rare. Set aside to rest for 5 to 10 minutes, then slice and cut into 1 to 2-inch pieces, across the grain.
  • Place the spring onions or scallions in a medium bowl with remaining 1/4 cup marinade.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, stretch dough into a 10 to 12-inch circle and place on a pizza stone or in a cast-iron pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and spead on 1/2 cup of the pizza sauce leaving a 1/2-inch border all the way around. Top with 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, place the meat and onions (without their marinade) all over. Reserve the onion marinade for people to add as extra sauce once the pizza is done. Add the remaining mozzarella cheese. Transfer back to the oven and bake until cheese is melted and crust is crisp, about 12 to 14 more minutes.
  • Transfer to a cutting board and serve the pizza topped with sliced avocado, cilantro leaves, sliced scallions and lime wedges. Drizzle on some reserved onion marinade, too.


12comments inCarne Asada and Cebollitas Pizza

  1. Silvia

    Apr 02

    Cual es la receta de la masa para la pizza? Gracias!

    1. Pati Jinich

      Apr 04

  2. Dan K

    May 29

    Patient – this reminded me of the episode when you talked about your family’s go-to pizza place. You calculated how many hundred of pizzas you’ve had from there. What is the name? Thanks.

    1. Pati Jinich

      Jun 01

      Hey Dan, the restaurant is called Mission in Dupont Circle, downtown Washington DC 😉

  3. Lily

    May 26

    Is this how you would make carne asada for tacos too? I searched just carne asada and couldn’t find it on the site. Thank you! You are so wonderful

    1. Pati Jinich

      May 28

      Yes Lily, you can use this carne asada recipe for tacos, or you can try this other recipe for steak tacos that is pretty good as well, enjoy 😉

  4. Rafay M

    Sep 15

    Hi Pati,

    Could you please post the pizza dough recipe.

    1. Pati

      Oct 01

  5. Hi Pati!

    Oct 29

    I enjoy your show on PBS Create TV very much. Your pizza method inspired me to make a spicy Mex-Italian breakfast pizza creation. I made a light fresh tomato sauce with a chopped fresh tomato, olive oil, salt, pepper and dried oregano. Then I added a beaten egg to the sauce, stirred it to combine, and cooked the sauce gently for 1-2 minutes in the microwave on half power, to partially cook the egg and slightly thicken the sauce. After stretching and shaping the dough and placing it in my cast iron pan, I covered the pan with a damp towel, and set it on top of the stove that was preheating, to rise slightly in the warmth coming from the oven for 10-15 minutes. Then after partially baking the crust according to your method, I pierced the crust, topped it with the tomato and egg sauce, smokey precooked chorizo sausage, low moisture mozzarella cheese, chopped jalapeno peppers, and finished baking it according to your method. The results were fantastic. The pizza toppings set beautifully, and the crust cooked perfectly! Just wonderful for Sunday brunch. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Pati

      Nov 02

      Sounds delicious!

  6. Me encantan tus recetas, no me pierdo tus programas.

    Mar 02

    Pati, yo soy de Nogales, Sonora, y allí hay una pizzeria que vende pizza de carne asada, muy sabrosa.
    LLeva la salsa de tomate, queso mozzarella, o regional, la carne asada y chile verde (anaheim) tatemado y pelado y cortado en cuadritos. La pones sobre el asador para que la masa quede doradita y crujiente y la sirves con cerveza bien fría.

    1. Pati

      Mar 06

      Que rico!

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