Photo: Jennifer Causey Styling: Claire Spollen
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 piece)

Chipotle chile powder has a smoky, earthy profile and isn't as hot as ground red pepper. These great steak sandwiches reap the benefit of the chipotle chile powder and are practically bursting with flavor. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Step 2

Brush steak with oil; sprinkle evenly with cumin, chile powder, and salt. Let stand 15 minutes.

Step 3

Combine mayonnaise, cilantro, rind, juice, and garlic in a bowl; refrigerate.

Step 4

Hollow out top and bottom halves of bread, leaving a 1/2-inch-thick shell; reserve torn bread for another use. Coat cut sides of bread with cooking spray. Place baguette halves, cut sides down, on grill rack; grill 1 minute or until toasted. Remove from grill. Coat grill rack with cooking spray. Add steak to grill; grill 10 minutes or until desired degree of doneness, turning occasionally. Place steak on a cutting board; let stand 5 minutes. Cut across the grain into thin slices.

Step 5

Spread top half of bread with mayonnaise mixture. Arrange avocado over bottom half of bread; top with steak, tomato, jalapeño, and top half of bread. Cut sandwich into 4 pieces.

Ratings & Reviews

4.5 stars

June 18, 2016
Great sammich.  Flavorful and tasty.  Perfect for a Friday night dinner after a long work week.  Hubby loved it too.  Will definitely make again.

The cilantro lime mayo made this sandwich!

June 17, 2016
I took a shortcut and used a Trader Joe's Carne Asada marinated sirloin steak. The sandwiches turned out great but it was the dressing that put the sandwich over the top. Everyone loved it. Next time I will double the recipe for the cilantro lime mayo! Awesome! Also, I subbed gauchomole for the jalopena peppers. We don't like that much heat. Yum!

So much flavor...

June 11, 2016
I shop at Aldi and they happen to have all these ingredients. Reminded me of Bahn mi. The flank steak at Aldi reads sirloin tip sliced for carne asada, but it worked perfectly. I grilled in oven bc I was busy in kitchen, and I unfolded the layers to broil little longer to take the red out...but it was still pink and amazing. The sauce is addictive. Takes a few minutes to grate the lime but All Worth It! One change, I substituted regular chili powder for the chipotle.

Super easy and tasty

May 29, 2016
This was really good. The lime-mayo is a perfect condiment with loads of flavor.