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Loaded Carne Asada Fries
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Marinating time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 35 mins
This is my favorite easy recipe for carne asada fries. It’s simple and uses tons of fresh ingredients for the toppings.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: carne asada fries, loaded fries
Servings: 4 people
  • 300 gr french fries
Carne asada
  • 250 gr flank steak
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 handful of cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 lime juice
  • 2 tbsp apple vinegar
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 big ripe avocado
  • ½ small onion
  • 1 handful cilantro
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ lime juice
Pico e’gallo
  • ½ small onion
  • 1 small tomato
  • 1 handful cilantro
  • ½ lime juice
  • Pinch of salt
  1. In a bowl, place the beef steaks and add all the ingredients for the marinade. Mix with your hands to make sure the steaks are evenly coated. Take it to the fridge for at least 1 hour or even overnight.
  2. Cook the steaks on a grill or a cast iron pan. Sear both sides and cook until medium-rare. Let the steak rest for a couple of minutes.
  3. In the meantime, cook the sliced onion and the remaining marinade in the same pan for a couple of minutes.
  4. Cut the steak into bite-sized pieces and add the onion.
Pico e’gallo:
  1. Cut the onion. tomato and cilantro into teeny tiny pieces. Toss it into a bowl and season with lime juice and a pinch of salt.
  1. Smash the big avocado until it’s creamy (for this reason the avocado must be ripe and soft).
  2. Cut the onion into small pieces. Chop the cilantro. Toss them to the avocado cream and mix. Season with lime juice and a pinch of salt.
Carne asada fries
  1. Prepare the french fries according to their package. You can either fry them or bake them.
  2. Toss the carne asada. Top with guacamole and pico e’gallo. Serve