Carne Asada Fries – Cookies and Cups

Carne Asada Fries Are a Tex Mex spin on loaded french fries. Marinated, grilled carne asada is sliced and served on top of seasoned fries with a cheesy sauce and all the toppings of your choice! The ULTIMATE party food!

If loaded fries are your thing make sure to try out my Skillet Frachos! Very similar vibes with ground beef!

Carne Asada topped french fries with melted cheese and all the nacho toppings.

Why Are These the Best Carne Asada Fries?

  • My marinade recipe for the steak is UNMATCHED. I use it not only for these fries, but anytime we are grilling skirt steak. It’s THAT good.
  • The CHEESE SAUCE! Homemade cheese sauce is next level, and so easy to make!
  • Options! I give you tons of serving ideas and topping options for every occasion…not that you need an occasion to make these.
  • Every step is EASY and can be prepped ahead! Just make the french fries right before serving and you have a full meal ready to go with no fuss. 

What Kind of Meat Is Carne Asada?

Carne Asada is a tender and flavor packed grilled and sliced steak. You can really use any type of steak to make carne asada, but you will most commonly see it made with skirt, flank, or sirloin. It marinated and then grilled, giving it a nice charred exterior. It can be served on its own of course, but today we’re putting it on loaded cheesy fries. I know you’re ready!

I like to use skirt steak, but have noticed that the price of skirt steak has gone WAY up lately. So feel free to use another kind if you prefer. Here are a few great options:

  • Skirt Steak
  • Flank Steak
  • Sirloin Steak
  • Tenderloin
  • Ribeye

Ingredients / What You’ll Need

There are a few parts to this recipe that can all be done ahead of time which is fantastic! And I’ve included a recipe for the carne asada marinade, but you can absolutely buy a pre-made marinade like a Mojo marinade that will work great too! The full recipe with all the measurements is at the bottom of this post!

Ingredients for Crane Asada marinade: olive oil, orange juice, limes, and spices

Steak Marinade:

  • Citrus juices: I use a combo of lime juice and orange juice and the result is perfectly tart and slightly sweet!
  • Olive oil. Adding a little fat to a marinade helps to lock in moisture, and aids in carrying the seasonings. 
  • Seasonings: minced garlic, kosher salt, ground black pepper, ground cumin, dried oregano
  • Skirt steak
Grated cheddar cheese on a white plate

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