Carne Asada Cheese Fries

These Carne Asada Loaded Fries are perfect for a midweek night…well perfect for any night IMO! This is one of my favorite things to make for the kiddos game night or whenever we want a good appetizer for a meal LOL!



  • 2-1/2 lbs Flank Steak 
  • 3 russet potatoes, cut 1/4-inch thick *I use a fry cutter*
    3-4  tablespoons avocado oil (or any neutral oil)
Carne Asada Seasonings

(save extra in a air tight container)

  • 1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika 
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cumin 
  • 1/2  tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2  tablespoons chipotle chili powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup Queso cheese
  • 5 tablespoons Pico de gallo
  • 3 -4 tablespoons sour cream
  • 3-4 tablespoons guacamole or fresh Avocado
  • 1 Lime, cut in 4 pieces
  • Jalapeños, sliced
  • Cilantro, chopped for garnish 
  • 1/4 cup Cotija cheese


  1. Cook the entire flank steak on a grill or chop it up and cook on a cast iron skillet on medium-high heat by cooking the steak for 5-7 minutes on each side.  Remove the steak to a cutting board and let it rest for 5 minutes covered in foil. I squeeze a little lime juice on the steak after it is done resting. 
  2. Bake the fries as 425F for 15-20 minutes, then flip the fries and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes. 
  3. Sprinkle with the carne asada seasonings once they are fresh out the oven and gently toss to evenly coat with seasonings. (you can season the fries a little before and after if you want to)
  4. To serve, place the fries on a plate (I use warm mini cast iron skillets,  with Queso cheese and add the carne asada. Top with Guacamole (or fresh Avocado slices , Pico de gallo, sour cream, cilantro, Jalapeños, and Cotija cheese.



Season the flank steak and fries to taste, and store any extra seasonings in an air tight container

Crispy Fries Technique: Place the cut potatoes into a large mixing bowl and cover the potatoes with hot water (as hot as you can get it). Soak the potatoes for 15-30 minutes. Drain the potatoes, and spread them a clean kitchen or paper towel and pat dry. In a large bowl, toss the potatoes in around 2 tablespoons of avocado oil. Then bake the fries as 425F for 15-20 minutes, then flip the fries and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes. 

For even Crisper fries, you can cook at 450F, but I would make sure the fries are not too thin if you cook them at this temperature or they will end up being chips. Fries can be made in the air fryer as well and cooked in batches, and of course, they can be deep fried as well.