Cheddar Nacho Fries with Carne Asada Recipe – The Ultimate Comfort Food

March 21, 2024
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Indulge in mouth-watering flavors with this easy recipe for Nacho Fries with Carne Asada. Topped with melted cheddar cheese, fresh red onions, and a smoky chipotle aioli, these fries are the perfect snack or meal anytime you want something delicious.


For the Fries:

  • 2 lbs frozen french fries
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Carne Asada:

  • 1 lb flank steak
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika

For the Toppings:

  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (optional)

For the Chipotle Aioli:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp lime juice


  • Preheat & Prepare Fries: Preheat your oven and bake the frozen french fries according to the package instructions. For extra crispiness, toss them in olive oil, salt, and pepper before baking.
  • Marinate the Carne Asada: While the fries are baking, prepare the carne asada. Combine garlic, lime juice, soy sauce, chili powder, cumin, and smoked paprika in a bowl. Marinate the flank steak in this mixture for at least 30 minutes.
  • Grill the Carne Asada: Grill the marinated steak over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes on each side, or until it reaches your desired level of doneness. Let it rest for a few minutes, then slice thinly against the grain.
  • Make Chipotle Aioli: Mix mayonnaise, chipotle pepper, minced garlic, and lime juice in a small bowl. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  • Assemble the Nacho Fries: Once the fries are done, top them with the shredded cheddar cheese and put them back in the oven just long enough for the cheese to melt. Then, add the sliced carne asada, chopped red onion, and cilantro.
  • Serve with Aioli: Serve the nacho fries hot with a generous drizzle of the chipotle aioli or on the side for dipping.

Nacho Fries with Carne Asada and Cheddar are the ultimate comfort food, combining the heartiness of fries with the bold flavors of Mexican cuisine. This easy-to-make dish is perfect for a family snack, a party appetizer, or just a delicious way to treat yourself. Enjoy the spicy, savory, and cheesy goodness!

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