Carne Asada Sweet Potato Fries with Salsa Guacamole

Ok I got this recipe from one of my new favorite blogs; paleOMG. These were amazing, and the meat was so juicy and tender! I may just make the meat on it’s own for some tacos. My husband actually made the carne asada portion of this recipe (with me reading the recipe/telling him what to do the whole time!) It was really sweet of him to help out, and adorable to watch him cook in my apron (literally).

I used my own fry and guacamole recipe for this meal; I really wanted a chunky guacamole that had more of a salsa taste to it, so I created this bowl of guac…which we ate half of waiting for the fries to cook!

Salsa guac

I also had made a couple batches of bone broth earlier this week (recipe below), which we used in the carne asada. We’ve also been drinking this for breakfast, it’s delicious and filled with nutrients. I highly recommend making some :) This was perfect timing, as I’ve been sick the last couple days and have had absolutely zero appetite. I thought maybe this was a sign of the baby coming, but then I full on got the flu. Not much fun when you’re already uncomfortable from having a watermelon tucked under your shirt.

Also good timing though, I started my leave this week! I was planning on trying to tough it out until the week of baby Ski’s due date, but my body just wasn’t having it. So far, I’ve barely gotten anything done being sick…besides watching the entire season of Fuller House. I’m hoping to use this time to stock up on easy recipes/meal ideas for when this baby finally decides to arrive and I’m too tired to function! I did manage to get a mani/pedi though, which is officially the best thing in the entire world when you’re 9.5 months pregnant! I told my husband that I feel like I have my life put together when my nails are done. He laughed.

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Here are all the recipes that created this dish (I promise, it was actually pretty easy)

Carne Asada Sweet Potato Fries

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 9 hours
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

1½ 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 paprika
1 teaspoon sea salt
juice of 1 orange
juice of 2 limes
⅓ cup beef broth (I used homemade bone broth)
Sweet Potato Fries (Recipe below)
Easy Salsa Guacamole (Recipe below)

Instructions

  1. Place all carne asada ingredients in crockpot, cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours.
  2. Use a fork to shred the meat and leave in crockpot on warm while you make the rest.
  3. Start a batch of the sweet potato fries. While those are in the oven, make your guacamole.
  4. Once sweet potato fries are done cooking, remove from oven and place on a baking sheet, top with cheese then place back in the oven for 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  5. Lastly, top fries with shredded carne asada, guacamole, cilantro, and any other desired toppings!

Sweet Potato Fries

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 30-40min
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

2-3 white sweet potatoes (you could also use yams)
2 T. melted ghee
Salt and pepper, to taste
1-2 T. fry seasoning

For the fry seasoning: (Combine all ingredients and store in airtight container)

2 t. Pink Himalayan Salt
1 T. Garlic salt
1.5 T. Onion powder
2 t. Black Pepper
1 T. Oregano
1.5 T. Turmeric

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with foil and place a cooling rack on top.
  2. Wash sweet potatoes then slice into fries. (Keep them on the thicker side so they don’t burn)
  3. Toss in ghee, and place all fries on top of the cooling rack. Make sure not to overlap.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Flip all fries over, sprinkle with fry seasoning and bake for 15-20 minutes more, or until desired crispiness has been achieved.

Easy Salsa Guacamole

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 10min
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

3 Avocados, mashed
1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in fourths
handful of cilantro, minced
¼ white onion, minced
1 jalapeño, minced
juice of 2 limes
2 T minced garlic
pinch of garlic powder
pinch of cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients together in a bowl and chill before serving!

Beef Bone Broth

  • Servings: 1-2jars
  • Time: 24-28hours
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

About 5 lbs beef bones (or whatever type meat bones you want)
2 cups baby carrots
2 yellow onions, roughly chopped
5-6 garlic cloves
4 stalks celery
Avocado oil
2 bay leaves
3 Tb. apple cider vinegar
Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Chop onions, peel garlic cloves and add to a large roasting pan along with carrots and bones. Drizzle with oil and bake for 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven and transfer ingredients to crockpot with the celery, bay leaves and vinegar. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste, then fill pot to top with water.
  4. Cook on low for 24-28 hours.
  5. Strain broth and dispose of vegetables and bones, or redo cooking process for a diluted broth.
  6. Store in jars in the fridge or freezer.

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