Loaded Carne Asada Recipe

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Christina Peters Modified: March 24, 2022
Loaded Carne Asada Recipe

How To Make Loaded Carne Asada

With this carne asada, you’ll savor the flavorful layers of browned steak, cilantro guacamole, and spicy red sauce in between charred tortillas.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 8 minutes
Total: 18 minutes



  • 1lbball tip sirloin
  • 2tbspvegetable oil
  • 1tbsptaco seasoning
  • 1tspsalt
  • 16corn tortillas
  • cupsMonterey Jack cheese,shredded
  • ½cupwhite onion,diced
  • ½cupfresh cilantro,chopped


  • 4avocados
  • 3serrano peppers
  • 1tbspfresh cilantro
  • 3clovesgarlic
  • ½tbspsalt
  • ½cupwater,(120 ml)

Red Sauce:

  • 1cupdried red chili
  • 4stewed tomatilloes,plus 2 cups, stewing liquid
  • 1stewed tomato,plus ½ cup, stewing liquid
  • 2clovesgarlic
  • ¼cupsalt


  1. To make the guacamole, add the avocados, serrano peppers, cilantro, garlic, salt, and a bit of water to a blender.

  2. Blend until smooth, adding water as needed to thin it down. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

  3. To make the red sauce, add the dried chilies, stewed tomatillos in 2 cups of their stewing liquid, stewed tomato in ½ cup of its stewing liquid, garlic, and bit of salt in a blender.

  4. Blend until everything is well incorporated, adding more salt to taste.

  5. Mix 1 teaspoon of salt into 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning and rub the seasoning onto both sides of the steak.

  6. Cut the steak into thin strips, then cut into small pieces.

  7. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to a large griddle or cast iron pan over high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the steak and cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until the steak has browned on all sides. Move to the side of the griddle to keep warm.

  8. Reduce the heat to medium/medium-high and add a bit more oil to the griddle. Place the tortillas on the griddle and top with a generous amount of cheese.

  9. On half of the tortillas, add some of the cooked steak, diced onion, cilantro, red sauce, and guacamole.

  10. Place the other tortilla (cheese-side down) on top of the fillings. Serve.

  11. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 1088.06kcal
  • Fat: 71.41g
  • Saturated Fat: 21.28g
  • Trans Fat: 0.05g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 36.78g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.75g
  • Carbohydrates: 74.54g
  • Fiber: 24.31g
  • Sugar: 9.61g
  • Protein: 46.42g
  • Cholesterol: 132.51mg
  • Sodium: 1399.43mg
  • Calcium: 530.48mg
  • Potassium: 1955.40mg
  • Iron: 5.58mg
  • Vitamin A: 252.18µg
  • Vitamin C: 35.99mg
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