Carne Asada Fries
Carne Asada Fries
Prepare time: 20 min
Cook: 25 min
Ready in: 45 min

The Best Carne Asada Fries are topped with cheddar cheese, Mexican-spiced steak, pico de gallo, homemade guacamole, jalapenos and sour cream – they are the ultimate weekend food and are relatively healthy to boot!


  • 1 bag frozen fries
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 (4oz) top sirloin or fast fry steaks (about 1/2 inch thick)
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp each Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, sliced
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped

Pico de gallo

  • 3 vine or plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • 2 avocados, mashed
  • 1-2 tbsp lime juice (depends on your preference, I like my guacamole more acidic)
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt


1Preheat oven to 450 F. Bake fries according to package directions (usually 10-12 minutes per side). Meanwhile, mix up pico de gallo and guacamole (ignore if you are using store bought versions of either).

2Add olive oil to a large skillet over med-high heat. Season steak with chili powder and salt and pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, then remove from heat and cut into 1/2-inch cubes.

3Remove fries from oven and top with cheese, then bake for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Divide among 6 plates and top with steak, pico de gallo, guacamole, jalapenos, sour cream and cilantro. Serve and enjoy!

To make homemade oven fries

1Preheat oven to 450 F. Wash 2 russet potatoes and cut them into 1/2-inch thick fries using a sharp knife or mandolin.


2Soak the fries in water to rinse away starch, then dry with a clean towel and place into large bowl. Toss fries with 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp chili powder, then season with a bit of salt.

3Place fries in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cook in oven for 12 minutes each side, flipping fries once. Keep fries on baking sheet then add toppings and carne asada.