Carne Asada Nacho Fries

Nachos are 100% on brand for me. To say I’m obsessed would be an understatement and I’m always looking for fun ways to jazz them up… so I’m pumped to introduce you to Carne Asada Nacho Fries today!

Carne Asada Nacho Fries from (@whatsgabycookin)

Imagine giant wedge potato fries topped with perfectly marinated and grilled carne asada, guacamole, pico de gallo, crema, and all the cheese you could possible imagine. It sounds like exactly what you want right this second, right? Doesn’t matter if you’re reading this at breakfast, lunch or dinner — carne asada fries are always the answer.

Carne Asada Nacho Fries from (@whatsgabycookin)

Just remember, when in doubt, the answer is ALWAYS nachos!! Speaking of which — I’m pumped to be teaming up with Bravo (my favorite network of ALL TIME) to bring you these nachos and let you in on a really fun competition that you can enter from your own kitchen! The Top Chef Home Edition is bringing you new challenges all the time that you can use in your own kitchen. Challenge yourself to get a little more creative in the kitchen and follow along using the hashtag #TopChefHome — and after you’ve created something delicious, you can reap your reward and chow down with your friends and family! So to give you a little creative spark, maybe you should make these nachos and then go to town with your own nacho creation? Have at it!

Carne Asada Nacho Fries

Yield: Serves 6+

Carne Asada Nacho Fries


  • 3 large yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded pepperjack cheese
  • Guacamole
  • Sour cream
  • Pico de gallo
  • For the Carne Asada:
  • 1 pound flank steak
  • 4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Slice the potatoes into thick wedges. Each potato should yield about 8 wedges. Place the wedges into a plastic bag and add the seasonings and olive oil. Give the bag a gentle shake until the potatoes are coated with the seasoning.
  3. Lay the potatoes on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and flip the potatoes over and let them bake for another 15-20 minutes until they are golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
  4. Place the potato wedges onto an oven safe plate. Cover with chopped carne asada and cheese and place back into the oven until the cheese is melted. Top with pico de gallo and guacamole.
  5. For the Steak:
  6. Place the flank steak in a large baking dish and cover with the marinade for 4-5 hours.
  7. Heat a grill over high heat and grill the flank steak for 5 minutes on each side. Remove from the grill and let rest before slicing. Chop for the fries.

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  1. My oh my oh my!! You always make me drool all over the computer! I swear I was not hungry a minute ago. Now I’m starving!! Love this!

  2. Shut the front door!!! These are like the ultimate in fry heaven! So pinning this beautiful creation!

  3. Perfecto! As I’m learning to live gluten-free (or as close to it as I can manage), this is a dandy alternative way to nacho heaven! Thanks for the inspiration, Gaby. 😀

  4. Galpal. Saw these on Insta and had to pop over to say HOLY GUACAMOLE. Can I be your new taste tester?

  5. I made this for dinner tonight and all my husband and I could say was WOW!! It tasted so amazing and we LOVED the way the potatoes turned out.

  6. Wowwww, I really wish these would appear in front of me right now! Putting this on the meal plan for sure!

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