Marinated Sirloin Steak Sandwich (Beef Torta Al Pastor) recipe provided by the Certified Angus Beef® brand.

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Marinated Sirloin Steak Sandwich (Beef Torta Al Pastor)

Serves 4
Cuisine: Mexican
Category: Sandwiches & Salads, On the Grill
A fruity and spicy marinade gives deep flavor to the steak in this Marinated Sirloin Sandwich recipe. Tantalize your taste buds with this incredible Beef Torta Al Pastor recipe.
Prep Time
15 mins
Other Time
4 hrs
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
4 hrs 25 mins
  • 1-1 1/2 pounds Certified Angus Beef ® sirloin tip roast, thinly sliced (1/8 – 1/4-inch)
  • 2 chipotles in adobo, seeds removed and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ancho chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons annatto powder (also known as achiote powder)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika (double if annatto/achiote isn't available)
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced in rounds
  • 4 bolillo rolls (or French rolls)
  1. Mix chipotles, oregano and fruit juices together in a mixing bowl; refrigerate.
  2. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-low heat; add garlic, onion, ancho, achiote, paprika, cumin and salt. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes until onion is transparent; set aside to cool. Add to juice mixture to create a marinade.
  3. Thinly slice sirloin tip roast and place beef slices in marinade in a zipper-locking bag. Allow to marinate 2 to 4 hours refrigerated. To simplify, ask your grocer butcher to thin slice the roast when purchasing.
  4. Preheat grill to high. Remove beef from marinade and place on a sheet pan lined with paper towels. Discard marinade. Char onion slices over medium-high heat on the grill, about 3 to 5 minutes per side. Sear beef quickly over high heat, transfer to plate and lightly cover with foil.
  5. Construct sandwich with charred onion, steak and avocado on the rolls.
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