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The seasons are changing, Spring is here and it’s time to fire up your grill! Basically, it’s the perfect time to share our carne asada loaded baked potato recipe with you!
In the Martinez home, we take any opportunity to gather around good food. Over the years gathering at the table has become a tradition we treasure so much. The kitchen and the dining table truly are the center of our family and where so many of the important conversations take place.
It can be baking, cooking, or grilling- they are all an opportunity to make memories from start to the very last bite. So ready to grab your family and make some memories around one of our favorites? We like creating this recipe for Easter, but it is wonderful for any warmer weather occasion.
Carne Asada Loaded Baked Potato
We started off by making a trip to FOOD4LESS® and grabbing all the ingredients we needed all while saving us money! As a large family, the saving money component while still getting quality meats and produce is VERY important. There are always weekly deals to checkout and we can find just about all of my family’s favorites at FOOD4LESS®. Click here to shop!
- Russet Potatoes
- Carne Asada aka flap meat- I love using carne asada for these loaded potatoes because you can use any leftover meat for additional meals.
- Butter- I went with the Kroger Salted Butter because you can’t go wrong with a bit more salt for potatoes
- Sour Cream- we grab Knudsen sour cream for ours
- Olive oil
- Cheese (optional)
- Salsa (optional)
Prepping Your Potatoes
The size of the russet potatoes at FOOD4LESS® was so impressive. One potato per person or 1/2 for the little ones is my go-to. The first step is to wash the potatoes well. I recommend cleaning them with a brush.
While you prepare your potatoes set your oven to 400 degrees. Grab your fork and poke your potatoes all around. Next, you want to rub olive oil and salt all around. You are welcome to use a brush, however, I get hands-on with this part. Yes, my hands are oily after. BUT- my potatoes are completely lathered too.
Now, put your potatoes in the oven for 50 minutes.
Preparing The Carne Asada
When ordering your meat look for the flap meat aka carne asada at FOOD4LESS®. Carne asada is fairly quick to cook on the grill. Wait until you have about 15 minutes left on your potatoes before throwing your meat on the grill. You will want to cook it on both sides for about 5 mins each.
After your meat is ready it’s time to get to chopping. For carne asada loaded baked potatoes I go for cube cuts so we can really load them.
Loading Your Carne Asada Loaded Baked Potato
This is the fun and customizable part. Start by cutting your potato down the middle long ways followed by a few smaller cuts width-wise to open up your potato without going all the way down.
Butter is always first so it can melt with the heat of the potato. If you want to add cheese, this is the part where I recommend it for the same reason. Next, load it up with the carne asada! And I mean LOAD-IT-UP!
For the final touch, add a dollop of Knudsen sour cream. Now, my husband enjoys throwing some salsa on the very top. Myself, I keep it simple! Eaters choice here and there is no wrong way to enjoy them!