Carne Asada Fries

(Last Updated On: August 4, 2020)

Carne Asada Fries:  Juicy steak, spicy pico, and creamy guac come together in this incredible dish! Such an amazing combination of flavors and textures.

carne asada fries

They’re like french fries, but better. If you’re looking for the perfect treat, this is the recipe you’ve been waiting for.
I can’t get enough of these carne asada fries. Seriously so many amazing flavors and textures are gong on here. Crispy fries, juicy steak, acidic pico, creamy guac, gooey cheese. My mouth is watering just writing this post!

Don’t be alarmed by the long ingredient list or instructions. Many ingredients are used in more than one component like onion, jalapeno, and cilantro. You can also take some shortcuts like frozen fries or store bought guac.

It’s probably the best carne asada fries that I’ve ever had…and I’ve tasted quite a few.

There’s just nothing quite like the ingredients all mixed together to create that first epic bite. And I can say with confidence that after one bite, you’ll be hooked and coming back for me. Good thing this carne asada fries recipe makes a big enough batch to share! Or keep them all to yourself. I won’t judge!


Related: Beef Enchilada Casserole

carne asada fries recipe

Carne Asada Fries Ingredients

For the Fries

  • Russet Potatoes: I like using russet potatoes for the best results. Russets have a high starch content and a low amount of moisture which leads to the crispiest fries.
  • Olive Oil
  • Cornstarch
  • Garlic Powder, Cumin, and Salt/Pepper

For the Carne Asada:

Carne asada is a marinated form of beef that is often used in tacos. The great part about this marinade is that it’s versatile to use in other dishes as well. Use leftover in burritos, tacos, or nachos!

  • Flank Steak: A cheap (and lean) cut of steak that is also super flavorful!
  • Olive Oil
  • Lime Juice
  • Cilanto
  • Garlic
  • Cumin, Chili Power, and salt/pepper

For the Pico De Gallo

  • Roma tomatoes
  • Sweet Onion: Could also sub red onion here.
  • Cilantro
  • Jalapeno
  • Lime Juice

For the Guacamole

  • Avocados
  • Sweet Onion
  • Garlic
  • Jalapeno
  • Lime Juice

Putting It All together:

  • Jalapeno
  • Cheese
  • Cilantro

how to make carne asada fries

Carne Asada Fries Recipe

For the Fries

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine olive oil, cornstarch, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cumin.
  2. Cut fries ~ 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Add fries to spice mixture and toss.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes. Flip and bake for 15 more minutes.

For the Carne Asada

  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients. Pour into a Ziploc bag with steak. Marinate for 1-4 hours.
  2. Grill for 5-7 minutes per side. Let meat rest and cut against the grain.

For the Pico De Gallo

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Add lime juice and salt to taste.

For the Guacamole

In a large bowl, mash avocados. Add other ingredients including lime juice and salt to taste.

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 How to reheat Carne Asada Fries

If you happen to have any leftover, you have two main options for reheating them. Place them in the microwave for 30-second intervals until they’re heated through. For crispier fries heat on low on a baking sheet or pizza stone for 7-10 minutes.

homemade carne asada fries


  1. Use Chicken: Not a fan of red meat? Use taco seasoned chicken breast instead. Or leave off the meat all together for a vegetarian treat.
  2. Semi Homemade: Use store bought french fries, guac, or pico to turn this dish into an easy weeknight meal.
  3. Spice It Up: Add an extra jalapeno, cayenne, and a generous drizzle of Choulula hot sauce. Not a spice fan? Cool off with sour cream instead.
  4. Mix Up the Cheese:Mozzarella, or queso fresco would also be delicious. Or add queso!
  5.  Serve steak and toppings in a taco, or on nachos instead. Also, makes a killer tostada!

What to Serve With Carne Asada Fries?

While these fries are 100% delicious on their own, consider serving them with some of these options as well:

The great part about this recipe is that you can make it a main dish on its own or treat it as a side option instead.

carne asada fries

Carne Asada Fries

Carne Asada Fries:  Juicy steak, spicy pico, and creamy guac come together in this incredible dish! Such an amazing combination of flavors and textures.
Course Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword carne asada french fries, carne asada fries, how to make carne asada fries
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 707kcal
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For the French Fries

  • 4 Russet Potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin

For the Carne Asada

  • 1 1/2 Pounds Flank Steak
  • 1/3 Cup Olive Oil
  • 3 Limes Juiced
  • 1/2 Cup Cilantro
  • 4 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • Salt/Pepper to taste

For the Pico De Gallo

  • 5 Roma tomatoes Diced
  • 1/2 Sweet Onion Diced
  • 1/4 Cup Cilantro Roughly Chopped
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper Seeded and Diced
  • 2 teaspoons Lime Juice
  • Salt to taste

For the Guacamole

  • 3 Avocados
  • 1/2 White Onion Diced
  • 1 Clove Garlic Minced
  • 1 Jalapeno Seeds Removed Diced
  • 1 Lime Juiced
  • Salt to taste

Putting It All together

  • 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese Shredded
  • 1/4 Cup Cilantro Roughly torn
  • Pickled Jalapenos


For the Fries

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Cut potatoes into fries, around 1/4 of an inch thick.
  • In a large bowl, combine olive oil, cornstarch, salt, pepper, garlic power, and cumin. Add fries, and toss to coat.
  • Bake for 15 minutes per side. Flip and bake for 10 more minutes or until crispy. 

For the Carne Asada

  • In a small bowl, combine olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, cumin, chili powder, and salt/pepper. 
  • Pour into Ziploc baggie. Add steak and cook for 5-7 minutes per side on an outdoor grill. 
  • Allow meat to rest for 5 minutes, and then slice against the grain. 

For the Pico De Gallo

  • In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients.  Adjust salt and lime juice to taste.

For the Guacamole

  • In a large bowl, mash avocados. Add garlic, onion, and jalapeno. Add lime juice and salt to taste.

Putting It All together

  • Add fries to cast iron or oven safe skillet. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for 5 minutes or until melted. 
  • Add a generous amount of steak, pico, and guac. Garnish with more cilantro and jalapeno if desired. 


Fries Adapted via Carlsbad Cravings 
Carne Asada Adapted via Downshiftology


Calories: 707kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 591mg | Potassium: 1725mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1060IU | Vitamin C: 47.8mg | Calcium: 224mg | Iron: 4.6mg
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If you’re looking for a recipe that is certain to be tasty, you’re going to love this carne asada fries recipe. It’s a great weekend snack, and even a fun tailgating food!

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