Carne Asada Fries

carne asada fries

Have you ever heard of carne asada fries? The first time I ever tried them was in San Diego while visiting my best friend about five years ago. It was seriously love at first bite. Just imagine carne asada nachos, but instead of tortilla chips you use French fries. Its one of those dishes you crave, especially on late nights after a few drinks.

I was recently in San Diego for a book signing and all I could think about on my flight was carne asada fries. My best friend picked me up from the airport and we headed straight to a local joint and placed an order-to-go. There we were at midnight scarfing down these babies in complete happiness.

Now if I’m craving them I can make them at home. It’s a very simple dish and you can even cheat and purchase store bought salsa and guacamole.

Freshly baked French fries, with tender pieces of carne asada, topped with mounds of shredded cheese, and baked till the cheese melts. Serve warm with a dollop of sour cream, guacamole, and spicy pico de gallo. Talk about the perfect football food.

homemade carne asada fries

Carne Asada Fries

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  • Baked French fries
  • Grilled carne asada sliced against the grain
  • Shredded cheese recommend a mix of pepper jack cheese and Colby
  • Guacamole
  • Sour cream or crema Mexicana
  • Pico de gallo


  • Bake French fries according to package directions.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place your baked French fries across the bottom of your cast iron skillet or baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle the grilled carne asada and shredded cheese across the fries evenly.
  • Bake until the cheese is melted and bubbling and meat is warm, about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve immediately with guacamole, sour cream, and pico de gallo.
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Disclosure: Ingredients were sponsored by Tony’s Market.