carne asada recipe

Loaded Steak Fries | Carne Asada Fries Recipe

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We took these loaded steak fries to the next level, topped with gooey, melted cheese and  layered with pineapple Pico De Gallo and of course, with smokin' juicy steak.
Servings: 4
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients:

Hawaiian Carne Asada

  • 1 1/2 lbs flank steak or skirt steak
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 4 cloves garlic minced or grated
  • 1 jalapeno chopped (remove the seeds for less heat)
  • juice of 2 limes
  • juice of 1 orange about 1/3 cup
  • 1/3 cup sesame oil

Pineapple Pico De Gallo

  • 1/2 of a large pineapple or 1 small pineapple sliced into half circles
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 of a sweet onion finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 jalapeno seeded + chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • pinch of salt

Fries

  • 3 lbs russet potatoes peeled (if desired) and sliced into thin 1/4-inch to 1/2 inch (thick) strips
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp seasoned salt + 1 teaspoons pepper
  • 1-2 cups sharp cheddar or swiss cheese shredded
  • sliced avocado fresh cilantro, sesame seeds, crema or greek yogurt and Cajita Cheese, for topping

Instructions:

Steak:

  • Add the steak to a glass pyrex dish or gallon size ziplock bag.
  • In a glass measuring cup or bowl whisk together the soy sauce, pineapple juice, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, garlic, jalapeno, lime juice, orange juice and sesame oil.
  • Pour marinade over the steak, cover or seal the bag and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour or overnight.
    We took these loaded steak fries to the next level, topped with gooey, melted cheese and layered with pineapple Pico De Gallo and of course, with smokin’ juicy steak.

Pico De Gallo:

  • Preheat the grill, a grill pan or a cast iron skillet to medium high heat. Add a drizzle of olive oil. Rub the pineapple with olive oil. Once the grill is hot, add the pineapple. Cook until lightly charred on both sides, about 4 minutes per side. Remove from the grill.
    We took these loaded steak fries to the next level, topped with gooey, melted cheese and layered with pineapple Pico De Gallo and of course, with smokin’ juicy steak.
  • Once the pineapple is cool enough to handle, dice it into bite size pieces and add to a bowl with the tomatoes, onion (if using), jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice and sesame oil. Taste and season with salt if needed. Can be stored for up to 1 day in the fridge.
    We took these loaded steak fries to the next level, topped with gooey, melted cheese and layered with pineapple Pico De Gallo and of course, with smokin’ juicy steak.

For Fries:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or grease with a little olive oil.
  • Cut each potato into very thin fries, lengthwise no more than a quarter-inch thick. In a large bowl, toss the fries with olive oil. I think I used about 2 tablespoons. Add the salt and pepper and arrange the fries in a single layer without crowding them (use 2 baking sheets - this is very important).
  • Bake for 20 minutes, remove and toss, then bake for 15-20 minutes longer. I like to start checking them at 15 minutes and make sure that none are burning or getting too crisp.

To Finish:

  • Heat a grill or grill pan to high heat.
  • Once hot, remove the steak from its marinade and sear the steak for 5-8 minutes, flip and sear another 5 minutes or until your desired doneness is reached. Remove the steak and allow to rest 5 minutes. Slice steak thinly against the grain.
  • Divide the fries among 4 plates or bowls and top with cheese (if desired place the cheese + fries under the broiler to melt) and sliced steak.
  • Top with sliced avocado, pico de gallo, fresh cilantro, sesame seeds, crema or greek yogurt and Cajita Cheese and serve.
    We took these loaded steak fries to the next level, topped with gooey, melted cheese and layered with pineapple Pico De Gallo and of course, with smokin’ juicy steak.

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Nutrition Information:

Calories: 671kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 1649mg | Potassium: 1646mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 393IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 4mg

Please note that all nutrition information are just estimates. Values will vary among brands, so we encourage you to calculate these on your own for most accurate results.

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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
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