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Carne Asada Fries #ImprovCookingChallenge

Carne Asada Fries are the best Mexican appetizer to your meal. Flavorful beef on top of crispy fries topped with cheese, guacamole, tomatoes and sour cream.

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Ingredients

For the Carne Asada:

For the Fries:

For the Toppings:

Instructions

For the Carne Asada:

  1. Combine the cilantro, orange juice, oil, lime juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Add the flank steak to a ziptop bag or a bowl and pour the marinade over it. Toss to coat and refrigerate for at least 2 hours but up to overnight.
  3. Remove the steak from the bag and discard the marinade. Grill the steak over high heat for 3-4 minutes on each side. Or pan-sear the steak over medium high heat for 3-4 minutes on each side.
  4. Remove the steak and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice against the grain into strips, then dice the strips into bite sized pieces.

For the Fries:

  1. Preheat the oven according to package instructions.
  2. Lay the fries out in a single layer on a sheet pan.
  3. Cook according to package instructions, usually 15-20 minutes.
  4. Push the fries into a mound on the sheet pan and sprinkle the cheese on top.
  5. Return to the oven for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  6. Remove from the oven and set aside.

For the Toppings:

  1. Scoop the flesh of the avocado into a bowl, removing the pit. Add the lime juice and salt and mash until desired consistency.

To Assemble:

  1. Transfer the mound of cheese covered fries to a serving platter.
  2. Sprinkle the chopped meat on top.
  3. Top with the guacamole, diced tomatoes and optional sour cream, sliced jalapenos and cilantro.
  4. Serve immediately.

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Keywords: Carne Asada Fries, Improv Cooking Challenge, Carne Asada, Appetizer, Guacamole, Lime, Avocado, Cheese

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