California-Style Carne Asada Burritos with Fries

Carne asada burritos from my hometown of San Diego. So simple and delicious that you will never eat a burrito without fries again!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 35 mins
4 burritos


Carne Asada:

  • 1 medium lime, juiced

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder

  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon ground paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 (1 pound) flank steak


  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen french fries

  • 4 (12 inch) flour tortillas

  • 1 cup guacamole

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1 cup salsa


  1. Whisk lime juice, olive oil, vinegar, garlic powder, chili powder, oregano, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl. Place flank steak in a glass baking dish and pour marinade over top; toss to evenly coat. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 4 hours to overnight.

  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  3. Arrange frozen fries in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven until light golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

  4. At the same time, remove flank steak from the refrigerator and place on the preheated grill. Grill until firm and reddish-pink and juicy in the center, about 4 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 130 degrees F (54 degrees C). Remove from the grill and chop into bite-sized pieces.

  5. Heat tortillas in a large, dry skillet until warm, about 20 seconds per side.

  6. Combine steak, fries, guacamole, sour cream, and salsa in the tortillas.

Cook's Notes:

You can use plain or seasoned frozen french fries.

Skip the marinade and buy seasoned carne asada at the grocery store or local Mexican market!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

906 Calories
44g Fat
101g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 906
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 44g 56%
Saturated Fat 15g 74%
Cholesterol 51mg 17%
Sodium 1714mg 75%
Total Carbohydrate 101g 37%
Dietary Fiber 10g 35%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 34mg 168%
Calcium 270mg 21%
Iron 7mg 37%
Potassium 1382mg 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.