Carne Asada Pizza Recipe


If you’re looking for a quick and easy meal that can be eaten while sitting on your porch, then the carne asada pizza is for you. There’s nothing wrong with ordering a pizza and this recipe is perfect for that. It’s simple and it tastes good. This delicious Mexican dish is commonly found in barbecue restaurants or in steak houses. It’s also an excellent dish to make when you’re looking for a quick and delicious meal that won’t take too long to make. 

Carne asada pizza is a Mexican cuisine dish that features shredded beef or grilled chicken topped with slices of toasted white onion and jalapeño peppers. It is popular in the Mexican American community and other culinary communities across the world. Carne asada pizza was first made during the 1940s, and it has become a cultural symbol, as well as a very American dish.

Before you start making pizza, you must understand the basic fundamentals of pizza making. If you want to make the best pizza you’ve ever tasted, then it’s important to know that you can use only three ingredients to make the perfect pizza. It’s also important to understand how to make pizza dough before you begin making pizza.

How To Make Carne Asada Pizza

This Carne Asada pizza recipe is a take on the classic Mexican dish. It’s made with grilled skirt steak, fresh tomatoes, onions and jalapeños for spice. The crust is topped off with cheese and dolloped with sour cream so it can be eaten without utensils! You don’t have to be in Mexico to enjoy this delicious meal. With just a little prep work you can whip up this tasty treat at home any night of the week!


For The Cilantro Pesto:

  • cilantro leaves (firmly packed), 1/2 cup
  • Serrano peppers, 1/2 tsp 
  • Pine nuts, 1 1/2 tablespoons
  • Raw garlic (minced), 1 tsp
  • Lime juice, 1/2 tsp
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup
  • Olive oil, 1/3 cup

For The Carne Asada Marinade:

  • Cilantro (chopped), 1/4 oz
  • Lime juice, 3 oz
  • Olive oil, 1 oz
  • Kosher salt, 1 tablespoon 
  • Red chile flakes, 1/4 tsp
  • Paprika, 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin, 1/4 tsp
  • Granulated garlic, 1/4 tsp

For The Salsa:

  • Red ripe Roma tomatoes, 2 to 3 firm
  • Fresh lime juice, 2 tsp
  • Garlic (finely minced), 1 tsp
  • Serrano peppers (minced), 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt (to taste)

For The Carne Asada Beef:

  • Raw beef (skirt steak), 1 pound
  • Carne asada marinade

For the pizza

  • Fresh Pizza Dough, 12 oz
  • Flour (for handling)
  • Cilantro pesto, 1 tablespoon
  • Monterey jack cheese, 1 cup
  • Sweet white onion, 20 to 25 half rings
  • Carne Asada Beef (sliced), 1 recipe
  • Canned Ortega brand chiles (cut into strips), 1/2 cup
  • Fresh cilantro (chopped), 1 tablespoon


Step 1

For the Carne Asada Marinade, mix all ingredients and place in the refrigerator.

Step 2

For the salsa, dice the tomatoes into half-cubes. Stir the salsa ingredients together and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Remove any excess liquid from the salsa by straining it. Refrigerate until needed.

Step 3  

For the Pesto, combine all the ingredients in a food processor and process for about two minutes until smooth. Refrigerate until needed.

Step 4

For the Carne Asada, set up a hot grill. Combine the raw beef with the carne asada and refrigerate for one hour. Grill the beef for four minutes on each side. Remove from grill and chill completely. Slice the beef into strips 1/4 inch thick. Store in the refrigerator.

Step 5

For the Pizza, Pre-heat the oven to 500 degrees F, for one hour before cooking the pizzas, and place the pizza stone in the centre. Within the rim of the prepared dough, spread 1 tablespoon of cilantro pesto evenly with a large spoon.

Step 6

Place half of the Jack cheese on top of the sauced area. Place half of the onions on top of the cheese. Place half of the Carne Asada beef slices and half of the chillies on a plate.

Step 7

Place the pizza in the oven. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes, until the cheese in the centre, is bubbly, and the crust is crispy and golden. When the pizza is done, remove it from the oven carefully.

Step 8

Add 1 tablespoon of chopped cilantro to the hot, cheesy surface. Cut into slices and serve.

Carne Asada Pizza Recipe

Cuisine: American

Cuisine type: Appetizer

Servings: 6 Servings

Preparation time: 40 Minutes

Cooking time: 30 Minutes

Total time: 1 Hour 10 Minutes

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