Chacarero Chileno: a sandwich that won't leave you hungry June 27, 2014

Chacarero is a fabulous sandwich from Chile, usually consisting of grilled churrasco-style beef on a round roll topped with avocado, tomato, green beans and hot sauce.  This recipe is a variation of a standard Chacarero and features a fried egg, melted cheese, along with the usual avocado and tomato toppings.  In lieu of hot sauce, we're recommending heavy doses of pebre as a condiment.  However you decide to try it, this sandwich is as bold and flavorful as it is hunger pangs after finishing one of these.


Chacarero Recipe (makes 2 servings)

1 lb. thinly-sliced top round steaks
2 large soft rolls or Kaiser rolls, cut in half lengthwise
1 large tomato, sliced
2 avocados, ripe, peeled and pitted
2 slices Muenster or Swiss cheese
2 eggs fried to desired finish
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 cup pebre sauce
Marinate steaks in olive oil, salt, blackpepper, and garlic mixture for up to an hour.  After marinating, grill the steaks over high heat for about 2-3 minutes each side.  While steak is cooking, fry the eggs until desired finish is achieved.  The cheese can be melted on top of the eggs while frying or can put onto the sandwich unmelted.  Mash avocados with lime juice and additional 1/4 teaspoon of salt.  To assemble the sandwich: spread avocado mash on to top bun; on the bottom bun place tomato slices, cheese (if not melted onto egg), 1/2 lb. grilled steak slices, and fried egg.  Add 2 tablespoons of pebre to both sides of the bun and combine to complete the sandwich


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