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Carne Asada Pizza

Carne Asada Pizza

Carne Asada Mexican Pizza is loaded with spicy, south of the border flavor

Course Main Course
Cuisine Pizza
Keyword carne asada
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 265 kcal


  • 12 ounces refrigerated fresh pizza dough
  • 2 small hatch chiles
  • 8 ounces flank steak trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 small red onion cut into 1/2-inch-thick rings
  • 1/2 cup lower-sodium marinara sauce
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from 1 can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup queso fresco crumbled
  • 1 cup chopped seeded tomato
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion
  • Cilantro sprigs


  1. Remove dough from refrigerator. Let stand at room temperature, covered, for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat broiler to high.
  3. Arrange hatch chiles on a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil 8 minutes or until charred on all sides, turning occasionally. Wrap peppers in foil; close tightly. Let stand 15 minutes. Peel and seed peppers; discard skin, membrane, and seeds. Cut into 1/4-inch-thick strips.
  4. Place a pizza stone or heavy baking sheet in oven. Preheat oven to 500° (keep pizza stone or baking sheet in oven as it preheats).
  5. Sprinkle steak with cumin, chipotle powder, and salt. Heat a grill pan over high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add steak to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until well marked. Let stand 10 minutes. Thinly slice steak across the grain.
  6. Add onion rings to pan; grill 4 minutes on each side or until well marked. Place in a bowl; cover with plastic wrap. Combine marinara and adobo sauce.
  7. Roll dough into a 15 x 9-inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Pierce dough liberally with a fork. Sprinkle cornmeal on pizza stone. Place dough on hot stone; bake at 500° for 5 minutes. Remove stone from oven. Spread sauce mixture over dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border; top evenly with mozzarella and cheddar. Arrange poblano and onion slices over pizza; top with steak. Sprinkle with queso fresco. Return stone to oven; bake pizza 9 minutes or until crust is done.
  8. Combine tomato, juice, and minced red onion; sprinkle tomato mixture over pizza. Top with cilantro sprigs, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Carne Asada Pizza
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 265 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Sodium 98mg4%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 17g34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.