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.

Carne Asada

  • Prep Time:6 hours (to marinade)
  • Cook Time:45 minutes
  • Total Time:6 hours 45 minutes
  • Servings:4
  • Medium


  • 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
  • Step 1

    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.

  • Step 2

    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.

    Photo courtesy of foodbeast.com
  • Step 3

    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
  • Servings:4
  • Medium


  • 16 oz Mexican Beer
  • 2 cup flour
  • 3 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • Step 1

    Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, and whisk to combine.

  • Step 2

    Whisk all wet ingredients in a separate mixing bowl then slowly whisk the wet ingredients into the dry until there are no more lumps.

  • Step 3

    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
  • Servings:4
  • Easy


  • 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
  • Step 1

    Lay down one waffle on a plate, smear with heated refried beans, and top with 3-oz. Carne Asada. 

  • Step 2

    Garnish with any combination of avocado, pico de gallo, sour cream or yogurt, radishes, cotija cheese, and hot sauce.