Crockpot Carne Asada Loaded Fries

I have been SO PUMPED to share this recipe with you guys because seriously, it is so damn delicious. I told Brian (the fiancé) that I didn’t want to toot my own horn but TOOT TOOT, I’m proud of this recipe. Someone corrected me the other day saying that this wasn’t legit carne asada because it’s suppose to be grilled and I went the crockpot route, but I’m saying to hell with it, this is my own version of carne asada. Boom b*tches, boom.

When I started making this recipe, I thought of it as a nachos recipe. And then I thought about what the hell I would load up onto my own nachos. That’s where the homemade tomato salsa and guacamole came from. But you know what I bought and totally forgot to add until I ate it for dinner later…pickled jalapeños. I am seriously obsessed with those little things. So, I highly recommend you adding those to your own carne asada loaded fries, it makes the flavor just that much better!

And before you poop your pants about me using cheese in this recipe, just don’t use the cheese, there ya go, no complaining needed. I do fine with cheese so I used it, but you don’t have to, pumpkin!

Now who the hell is watching Bachelor in Paradise? I wasn’t super into it when I first started watching it because that one Ashley chick cries 87 times per minute, but over time I got used to it. It’s kind of like white noise now. I’ve never watched any of the seasons before so I’m not totally sure about the premise or how anyone wins or really IF anyone wins, but I like the drama they stir up. Do you just hate Joe as much as I hate him now? And do you just picture Jade naked every time she talks now after her Playboy scandal? Don’t act like you didn’t google that sh*t.

Anywho! Balls, book tour is seriously right around the corner. I’m starting the first leg of my book tour on Tuesday and have 6 stops within 12 days. I have a little extra time in Atlanta where I’m seeing some friends and hoping to drop into a CrossFit gym, then a little time in Boston to go to a game at Fenway, staying in Times Square in NYC for just a minute, then I head to Pittsburgh to visit with Bill Hayley before I head to Chicago and have dinner with a friend. You know what’s really freaking cool? All because of CrossFit and blogging, I have a friend to see in every city! Seriously, every person I’m visiting in each city is all through the wonderful world of paleo. So cool. Are you coming? I sure hope so because I’m all kinds of excited to get dressed up and meet all of you! And even more excited about you guys finally getting to see the book!!


Crockpot Carne Asada Loaded Fries

  • Yield: 4 1x



For the carne asada

  • 1 1/2 pounds flank steak
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoke paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • juice of 1 orange
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1/3 cup beef broth

For the fries

  • 3 large white sweet potatoes, sliced into fries
  • 3 tablespoons melted ghee
  • couple pinches of salt
  • 12 tablespoons adobo seasoning

For the tomato salsa

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in fourths
  • handful of cilantro, minced
  • 1/4 red onion, minced
  • juice of 1 lime
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pinch of garlic powder

For the guacamole

  • 2 avocados, mashed
  • 1/4 white onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 jalapeño, minced
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 2 pinches of sea salt
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • pinch of garlic powder

For garnish

  • shredded Kerrygold cheese (optional)
  • chopped cilantro, to garnish
  • pickled jalapeños, to garnish


  1. Place all ingredients for the carne asada in crockpot, cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours. Use a fork to shred the carne asada and leave in crockpot on warm while you make the rest.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with foil and place a cooling rack on top. Wash sweet potatoes then slice into fry size pieces. Toss fries in ghee and sprinkle with salt. Place all fries on cooling rack without overlapping. Place in oven to bake for 30 minutes then turn fries over, sprinkle with adobo seasoning, and cook for 15 more minutes to help cook evenly.
  3. While sweet potatoes cook, make the tomato salsa: mix all ingredients in a bowl then cover and place in the fridge to cool.
  4. Make the guacamole: mix all the ingredients in a bowl then cover and place in the fridge to cool.
  5. Once sweet potato fries are done cooking, remove from oven and place on a baking sheet or in cast iron skillet, top with cheese then place back in the oven for 10 minutes to melt cheese.
  6. Lastly, top fries with shredded carne asada, tomato salsa, guacamole, cilantro, and jalapeños!

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


63 thoughts on “Crockpot Carne Asada Loaded Fries”

  1. So excited to make this!! And just wanted to say that CrossFit South Cobb in Atlanta would love to have you drop in for a wod! Best wishes for a great book tour!!

  2. YUMMMMM!!! Can’t wait to try. A tip that I saw on facebook one day – use a hand mixer to shred chicken in the crockpot. I’ve used it on pork butt as well, not sure how it would do with steak. Works like a charm for impatient gals like me!

  3. I have been waiting for you to comment on the Bachelor in Paradise!! I was worried the book tour was too exciting to need the drama fix on Sundays and Mondays nights 😉 speaking of your book tour… I am 3 hours away from Portland and I am SOOOOO tempted to call in sick on Wednesday and drive up there just to see your face! and then stuff mine with one of Kyra’s cinnamon rolls 🙂

  4. This looks amazing- I can’t wait to try it!

    OMG Joe… how in the world is Joe SO terrible?! He’s awful. I was so upset for Jonathan when Joe made him apologize to Juelia. Ugh- terrible.

    Also I love Kirk and Carly together. And who the heck was Dan? He is hot now- and is adorable with not-the-cryer-Ashley.

    I have no idea how this show is played, but they are good at stirring up the drama, for sure.

  5. This looks so good… I loved the Mexican meatloaf so I have no doubt the Carne Asada is heaven!

    FYI — a great, super fun gym in Atlanta is CrossFit RX… good peeps and loads of fun.

  6. Carne asada, sweet potato fries and guac? All of my favorite things, I need this in my belly NOW! On another note, ordered your book today and can’t wait until it comes in. Wish you were coming to Philly (I mean come on, Pittsburg over Philly?!?!)

  7. This looks amazing! I have been following your blog for years and love your constant creativity. I saw that you are coming to SF on 9/21 and just put it on my calendar!

  8. This looks awesome and can’t wait to make it….love all your recipes and your writing style on the blog, especially the humor. I live in Denver and am hoping to go to your book signing next week! Unfortunately I ordered my book on Amazon and it doesn’t arrive until the 24th 🙁

  9. Can you suggest where to find white sweet potatoes? I can’t seem to find them anywhere, and I need to make this!

  10. I have already Pre-ordered your book from Got an email from them the other day updating the delivery to August 18th. I am so thrilled!

  11. How about a trip to Minneapolis?? I live in Wisconsin (which I am sure is a lost cause to even request you stop) but not too far from the twin cities 🙂

    1. Juli, I agree with Brooke! Wishing you were coming to Minneapolis! You have quite a loyal following here. I tell everyone I meet who asks me about paleo about your blog and cookbooks. You also inspired me to join a crossfit boot camp in my area! Love you, and your blog, and btw all those people who blasted you for wherever you got your dog from are idiots. Much love from MN!

  12. Just made the Carne Asada for dinner tomorrow night smells so good. I tired the meat – great flavor but was a little stringy.,I’m not sure why – bought a good piece of flank steak from whole foods. Thoughts ?
    Also, got the note from amazon – my books is on the way – yeah !!!!

  13. This was amazing!!! I used regular sweet potatoes….I will be making this again. Super easy and delicious.

  14. I made this recipe for my daughter and I. My daughter is a Type I diabetic and I have to be r careful about her diet and was super excited to try this. This recipe was AMAZING! She loved it, I loved it AND it didn’t spike her blood sugar which is even better. Loved it and will make it again.

  15. I made this tonight with bison flank steak and it was delicious!! The sweet potatoes roasted in ghee were so good! I will definitely make this recipe again!

  16. All I can say is Wow!! I made this last night and it was delish! Has to be one of my favorites. The fries were so yummy with the adobo seasoning and the Kerrygold cheese. I have tried so many of your recipes in the past and have loved everyone of them. Keep the awesome recipes coming. Really looking forward to trying more from your new cookbook.

  17. Do you think the fries would work just fine if I use my spiralizer to cut them? I hate cutting all those fries by hand! ha

  18. Just tried this tonight! It was de-lish!! My man tried the white sweet potato fries- I mean, we’re moving mountains here, Juli. Great recipe. Keep it up, girl

  19. Made a large batch of this for meals this week. So good! The ingredient list made the recipe seem really intimidating at first but it was actually super easy and quick to put together. I didn’t get to start making it until around 5 or 6pm so I made it in the pressure cooker to save time and it turned out perfect!

  20. The crockpot carne asana was the first recipe I have tried of yours. It was delicious!! My husband loved it! He was making yum sounds as he was eating! So good!! I will be trying more of your recipes. Thank you for taking the time to share your creations!

  21. Excellent recipe, my husband and I really enjoyed this recipe. I made his with regular potatoes and mine with rutabaga fries (candida diet) It’s definitely one to try!

  22. I love the way you make us laugh, but even more so I love the way you make us say OMG!! I have made a lot of your recipes from your cookbooks and we always say omg….but this recipe had us singing hallelujah! Ha-ha. OMG is all we kept saying with lots of umms and ahhs…foodgasm- forsure!!
    Thanks for making our night of dinner and movies a hit!!

  23. My whole family loved this. Even my picky 9yo. My son and husband had flour tortillas with theirs but they also enjoyed the fries. I made sweet potato and regular potatoes. Not sure why but I’ve always felt intimidated about making homemade salsa but it was great and easy peasy. I tried making guac about 5 years ago and it didn’t turn out well so I gave up on that also….. Until tonight. This recipe has changed my life!!!! 😉
    Your most recent cookbook is on my Christmas list. Can’t wait. And thank you.

  24. Hi Juli,

    Wanted to let you know that my husband and I made this for dinner this week. While the sweet potato fries won’t hold up, they are still very good and this recipe is very easy to make and packs punch in flavor! Thanks so much for sharing!

  25. 5 minute prep time for all that dicing, chopping, fresh salsa, fresh guac and potato slicing…stoked to try this, but clearly I need better skills!

  26. This was amazing!!And so easy!!! And I want to make this once a week! I put left over steak on cauliflower rice for lunch, and that was amazing as well!!

  27. This was delicious!
    I added a jalapeño pepper, juice of one extra orange, and cilantro to the crock pot mix.
    I made one pound of flank steak and I’ve been eating it for days! Leftovers are amazing!
    Thank you so much for this fabulous recipe! I am so excited to try more of your recipes!

  28. Hey Juli- I tried making your Carne Asada last week and the meat is super tough, still difficult to pull the meat apart for meals. Do you think where I buy the flank steak matters, or is there another way to make the meat less tough? Otherwise- this was a fantastic recipe! 😉

    1. if you cooked it for 8 hours, it should not be tough at all. it could be the quality of the meat or that it just needs to cook longer

  29. This looks amazing! Do you think it would be ok to cook on high for less time? Just found this recipe & in a bit of a time crunch!

  30. SO GOOD!!! I brought it to the table and my husband said it looked like “restaurant quality”. And then while we were eating he was like, “you’ve really outdone yourself!” I told him it was all you, Juli. 🙂 Also, I didn’t have enough time for the full 7-8 hours on low, so I cooked it on high for 4 hours. Turned out perfect! This will definitely be a regular from now on!!

  31. Can you cook this on a higher setting for a shorter time? I don’t have 8 hrs till dinner time and I really want to make this. Thanks!

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