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Slow Cooker Carne Asada with Oven Baked Fries. Easy slow cooked flank steak shredded over homemade fries makes a casual and filling dinner any day! BoulderLocavore.com

Slow Cooker Carne Asada with Oven-Baked Fries

This easy recipe takes about 5 minutes to pull together for the slow cooking of the flank steak. Before you are ready to eat, prepare the fries by simply cutting russet potatoes and cooking them. The flavors are fresh and wholesome. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword oven baked fries, slow cooker carne asada
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 545 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 1 ½ pounds Flank Steak
  • ¾ teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 2 pinches of Kosher Salt; divided
  • Pinch of Black Pepper
  • Juice of 1 Orange (equivalent of 2 ounces or ¼ cup)
  • Juice of 2 Limes (equivalent of ¼ cup)
  • 1 cup Beef Broth (low sodium)
  • 4 medium Russet Potatoes , rinsed and scrubbed
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Salsa
  • 3 ½ tablespoons Chopped Cilantro


  1. Rub flank steak with cumin, one pinch of salt and pepper. Add to a large slow cooker, along with the orange juice, lime juice and beef broth. Cook on LOW 7 to 8 hours.
  2. At dinnertime:
  3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil.
  4. Slice the russet potatoes into thin spears and place in medium bowl. Toss olive oil and the second pinch of salt. Spread on prepared baking sheet and bake 5 minutes. Flip with a spatula, then bake 5 minutes more. Test for doneness and either remove pan from oven or cook 5 minutes longer or until done.
  5. Shred carne asada (cooked flank steak) into bite-sized pieces. Top fries with carne asada, salsa and fresh cilantro leaves.

Recipe Notes

Recipe provided by Platejoy.com

Note: I cut my fries to be about 1/2-inch thick (refer to photos). The size of your fries will affect the cooking time. Follow the directions as written and if they need a bit of extra cooking time, add that as notes. The fries do quick in 10-15 minutes. It's a fast, low effort meal!

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Carne Asada with Oven-Baked Fries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 545 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 977mg41%
Potassium 1685mg48%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 42g84%
Vitamin A 335IU7%
Vitamin C 13.4mg16%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 5.1mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.