When it comes to waffles, syrup and fruit toppings are just no longer cutting it. Why not try beefing them up a bit with, well, beef?
Thanks to Culinary Brodown, we now have a formula for the perfect Carne Asada Waffle. This beautiful creation is made with marinated flank steak, Serrano chile, lime juice, garlic and spices, all atop a zesty Mexican Beer Waffle! Beer for breakfast, baby! You’ll never look at an Eggo the same way.
- Prep Time:6 hours (to marinade)
- Cook Time:45 minutes
- Total Time:6 hours 45 minutes
- 1 lb. Flank steak
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 small Serrano chile, minced
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 4 oz Mexican beer
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
Combine all ingredients in a large plastic storage bag, squeeze all the air out, seal, and massage the ingredients together. Let sit in the fridge for at least 6 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.
Heat a large cast iron skillet on high until it starts to smoke—or use a charcoal grill if you have one—and sear the Flank Steak for 3 minutes each side without overcrowding the pan.
#SpoonTip: You want good caramelization on the outside without the meat being totally well done.
Remove the steak, let rest on a cutting board for 5 minutes then cut into cubes and reserve.
Mexican Beer Waffle
- Prep Time:10 minutes
- Cook Time:5 minutes
- Total Time:15 minutes
- 16 oz Mexican Beer
- 2 cup flour
- 3 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 4 tablespoon melted butter
- 2 eggs
Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, and whisk to combine.
Whisk all wet ingredients in a separate mixing bowl then slowly whisk the wet ingredients into the dry until there are no more lumps.
Heat a waffle maker on high with a small amount of butter or oil, then pour in the batter and cook until golden brown.
Mexican Beer Waffle with Carne Asada
- Prep Time:5 minutes
- Cook Time:0 minutes
- Total Time:5 minutes
- 1 can fat free refried beans, heated
- 2 avocados, sliced
- Pice de gallo
- Reduced fat sour cream or fat free Greek yogurt
- Cotija cheese
- Sliced radishes
- Mexican hot sauce
Lay down one waffle on a plate, smear with heated refried beans, and top with 3-oz. Carne Asada.
Garnish with any combination of avocado, pico de gallo, sour cream or yogurt, radishes, cotija cheese, and hot sauce.