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Chacarero Chilean Steak Sandwich

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cooking Time

20 Minutes

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

This is our twist on a Chilean street food classic.

Recipe Notes

*Click here for the accompanying recipes for Beer Battered Green Beans and Merquen Spiced Dipping Sauce.


1 lbs. skirt or flank steak

Salt & pepper to taste

2.5 Tbsp. lime juice, divided

2 Tbsp. orange juice

0.25 cups balsamic vinegar

0.33 cups olive oil

1 avocado

5 to 6 grape tomatoes, quartered

4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened

4 (6-inch) segments French or Italian bread, halved lengthwise

8 oz. Beer Battered Green Beans*

0.25 cups Merquen Spiced Dipping Sauce*

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Granulated Garlic

    Garlic, native to Central Asia, quickly spread to the Mediterranean and now is cultivated and widely used all around the world. As it’s one of the ...

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  • Chilean Merquen Seasoning

    Merquen (Merkén) spice mix was created by the indigenous people of the Mapuche Tribe. Now their flavorful creation is sought after around the globe...

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Season steak with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, mix 2 Tbsp. of the Chilean Merquen and 2 Tbsp. of the lime juice with the orange juice, vinegar and oil. Place steak and marinade in a zip top bag, seal, shake to coat steak, and refrigerate for 30 min.

Mash avocado with remaining 1/2 Tbsp. lime juice, season with salt and pepper, fold in tomatoes, cover and refrigerate.

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Heat grill to medium high. Remove steak from marinade, pat dry and season with remaining 1/2 Tbsp. Chilean Merquen. Mix butter with granulated garlic, season with salt and pepper, and use to butter inside of each piece of bread. Place buttered side up on a baking sheet and toast in the oven until golden, about 20 min. Meanwhile, cook steak on grill to desire doneness. Remove and let rest 5 min. Slice across the grain into 1/2-inch strips.

Place a layer of avocado mixture on inside of each bottom piece of toasted bread, top with a layer of steak strips and then a layer of green beans. Spread Merquen dipping sauce on inside of each top piece of toasted bread, place on top of the green beans and serve.