Carne Asada Nacho Fries

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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 Party 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 Nacho Fries are always the answer.

Carne Asada Party Fries from (@whatsgabycookin)

Carne Asada Nacho Fries

5 from 8 votes
Big chunks of roasted potatoes, perfectly grilled carne asada and ALL the toppings… the perfect weekend meal!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Tex Mex
Servings 6 people


  • 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


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

To make the Steak:

  • Place the flank steak in a large baking dish and cover with the marinade for 4-5 hours.
  • 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.


This carne asada would also be the perfect taco filling!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 664mg | Potassium: 744mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 617IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 269mg | Iron: 3mg


  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. 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. 😀

  3. 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.

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

  5. Making these tonight, actually I stopped in process of cutting up these ginormous potatoes the size of my head questioning my wedge cutting ability to see if you had a tutorial on how to cut monstrous potatoes Made chicken pasta Monday for fam had leftovers yesterday. So far your weekly meal plan is a hit Thank you!

  6. 5 stars
    Made with tofu instead of steak (same marinade though) for our veggie family. Everyone loved it and there were no leftovers!

  7. 5 stars
    This was my hubby’s favorite last summer! He has asked for it numerous times since then and it’s a meal we both enjoy!

  8. 5 stars
    So so good! Made this for our family and it was a hit. Made for a friend who recently had a baby and her husband couldn’t believe we made it. He swore we bought it from a restaurant. One of my favorite recipes from Gaby!

  9. 5 stars
    I made these for tonight. It was delicious! It is a keeper! Awesome dish for football season. Sent the recipe on to my daughter…. Thank you for a flavorful and easy to make dinner! My husband loved it, too.

    I love comments on the recipes that people actually make…….just saying…..

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