Carne Asada Baked Potato Recipe

Indulge in the savory goodness of a carne asada baked potato, blending the flavors of tender grilled meat with a classic baked potato. This recipe offers a delightful twist on a traditional favorite, perfect for a hearty meal or a satisfying snack.

Ingredients:

  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • 1 pound flank steak
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • Salsa, avocado, and lime wedges for serving (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Scrub the potatoes clean and dry them thoroughly with paper towels.
  2. Pierce each potato several times with a fork or knife to allow steam to escape during baking. This prevents the potatoes from bursting in the oven.
  3. Rub the potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle them with salt. Place them directly on the oven rack and bake for 45-60 minutes, or until they are tender when pierced with a fork.
  4. While the potatoes are baking, prepare the carne asada. Season the flank steak with chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat and brush with olive oil. Grill the steak for 4-5 minutes per side, or until cooked to your desired doneness. Remove from heat and let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing thinly against the grain.
  5. Once the potatoes are cooked, remove them from the oven and let them cool slightly. Slice each potato open lengthwise and fluff the insides with a fork.
  6. Top each potato with slices of carne asada and shredded cheddar cheese. Return the potatoes to the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. Remove the potatoes from the oven and garnish with sour cream, chopped cilantro, diced red onion, and any additional toppings you desire, such as salsa, avocado, or lime wedges.
  8. Serve the carne asada baked potatoes immediately, and enjoy the delicious blend of flavors and textures in every bite!

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