Carne Asada Pizza

  • Yield: 2 12-inch pizzas 1x


For the flank steak:

  • 1.25 lb flank steak
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

For the pizza:

  • 1 recipe of your favorite pizza crust (I totally used store bought- thank you TJ’s)
  • 1 cup of cilantro pesto
  • 6 oz shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced small
  • fresh cilantro
  • lime


For the flank steak, put all ingredients (minus the flank steak) in a food processor and pulse until a all ingredients are smooth. Transfer the marinade and the flank steak to a large ziplock baggie and marinate for 2-3 hours.

  1. When ready to cook, remove steak from marinade (discarding marinade) and grill the steak on medium-high for 5-6 minutes each side or until cooked to your liking. I’m a medium rare girl….

For the pizza, preheat oven to 500F degrees.

  1. Divide pizza dough in half and spread each dough until about 12-inches wide in a large circle.
  2. Sprinkle baking sheet or stone with a tablespoon of cornmeal (optional) and then place dough on it.
  3. Spread dough with 1/2 of cilantro pesto and sprinkle with half of cheese.
  4. Place in a hot oven and bake for 12-14 minutes.
  5. Remove pizza from oven and top with thinly sliced flank steak, chopped red onion, fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime.
  6. Repeat to make a second pizza.
  7. Enjoy!