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Chacarero Chilean Steak Sandwich

Chacarero Chilean Steak Sandwich

Chacarero Chilean Steak Sandwich

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen


4 servings

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 lb. skirt or flank steak

2 1/2 Tbsp. lime juice, divided

2 Tbsp. orange juice

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1/3 cup 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*

1/4 cup Merquen Spiced Dipping Sauce*

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Salt & Pepper Tableside Seasoning

    Salt & Pepper Tableside Seasoning may seem like an obvious, simple one to always have on hand – but this salt and pepper mix is a Savory Spice ...

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  • Chilean Merquen Seasoning

    Our Chilean Merquen Seasoning is similar to traditional Merken spice seasoning. This merquen blend combines dried and smoked aji cacho de cabra (go...

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  • Granulated Garlic

    You will find yourself in need of Granulated Garlic when cooking almost any dish. Granulated garlic seasoning is coarser in texture than garlic pow...

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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.