Sizzling Fiesta Carne Asada Fries


Get ready for a flavor explosion with our Sizzling Fiesta Carne Asada Fries! This dish combines perfectly seasoned, juicy carne asada with crispy golden fries, all topped with an array of mouthwatering ingredients. It's a fusion of Mexican flavors and classic comfort food that's perfect for any gathering or a fun weekend treat.

Sizzling Fiesta Carne Asada Fries

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes (including marinating time for carne asada)
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yields 4 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 hearty portion

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 650 kcal
  • Total Fat: 35g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Cholesterol: 90mg
  • Sodium: 860mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5g
  • Sugars: 3g
  • Protein: 35g


  • For the Carne Asada:
    • Flank or skirt steak - 500 grams (17.6 ounces)
    • Lime juice - 2 tablespoons
    • Garlic, minced - 2 cloves
    • Ground cumin - 1 teaspoon
    • Chili powder - 1 teaspoon
    • Olive oil - 1 tablespoon
    • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For the Fries:
    • Potatoes, cut into fries - 4 large
    • Oil for frying
    • Salt to taste
  • Toppings:
    • Cheddar cheese, shredded - 200 grams (7 ounces)
    • Guacamole - 1 cup
    • Sour cream - 1 cup
    • Fresh cilantro, chopped - for garnish
    • Pico de gallo - 1 cup

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Marinate Carne Asada: Combine lime juice, garlic, cumin, chili powder, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Add the steak, coat well, and marinate for at least 20 minutes.
  2. Cook Carne Asada: Grill the steak over medium-high heat for about 5-7 minutes per side. Let it rest for a few minutes, then slice thinly against the grain.
  3. Prepare Fries: Fry the potato fries in hot oil until golden and crispy. Drain on paper towels and season with salt.
  4. Assemble: Arrange the fries on a serving plate. Top with sliced carne asada, shredded cheese, guacamole, sour cream, and pico de gallo.
  5. Garnish: Sprinkle with chopped cilantro for added flavor and color.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Let the steak come to room temperature before grilling for even cooking.
  • Cut the fries evenly for consistent cooking.
  • For extra crispiness, you can bake or air fry the fries.
  • Feel free to add other toppings like jalapeños, black beans, or corn.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use store-bought fries?

Yes, for convenience, you can use frozen fries and cook them according to package instructions.

How can I make this dish healthier?

Use lean cuts of meat, bake the fries instead of frying, and use low-fat cheese and sour cream.

Can I prepare the carne asada ahead of time?

Yes, you can marinate the carne asada overnight for deeper flavor.

Your Sizzling Fiesta Carne Asada Fries are a feast for the senses! This dish is not just food; it's an experience - a delightful mix of textures and flavors that promise to leave you and your guests wanting more. Dive in and enjoy every sizzling, savory, and satisfying bite!