Skip the Tortilla and Pass the Fries: Carne Asada Fries

We love our burritos and tacos, but sometimes we skip them for an indulgent pleasure: Carne asada fries! Ever tried this?

Carne asada fries are a simple and satisfying dish. They probably aren't especially healthy, but sometimes you have to throw caution to the wind and just live large — right? Right!

To make carne asada fries, you start out with a large handful of French fries and top them with thinly sliced marinated flank steak (or carne asada). Next comes large dollops of sour cream (optional), guacamole, and occasionally salsa or a little cotija cheese. It all gets piled on, just like you were creating nachos — but with a French fry base!

Recipes:
Flat Iron Steak with Salsa Verde
D.I.Y. Pico de Gallo
Guacamole

There really aren't words to describe their glory. Sure, we could probably try, but they're really something you just have to experience for yourself. The whole thing can be rolled into a tortilla and eaten on the go if you want, though we suggest cutting back the fries a little so it all fits. They can be eaten family-style and prepared in one big heap, or in individual portions. It's a great way to feed a lot of people with inexpensive ingredients and come out with something filling and fabulous!

Are you a carne asada fry convert? Don't worry, you can thank us later!

Related: Recipe Roundup: Guacamole

(Image: Flickr member ChippyCheeky licensed for use by Creative Commons)

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Sarah Trover has lived all across the Midwest and currently calls the hot dog-laden city of Chicago home. She rides scooters and seeks out kitchens that make the best pie.