Loaded Taco Fries
Easy homemade cheesy taco fries, like takeout at home! Make loaded taco fries with crispy oven-baked french fries, taco seasoned ground beef, piles of cheese, and fresh toppings like tomato, green onion, avocado, cilantro, and a yogurt or sour cream drizzle.
- 1 bag French Fries or sweet potato fries
- 1 teaspoon Taco Seasoning
- taco seasoned ground beef recipe
- 1-2 Roma tomatoes diced
- pickled red onions
- 4 green onions sliced
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- ½ cup yogurt or sour cream thinned with splash of water
- 2 avocados sliced
- jarred pickled jalapeno
- bunch cilantro leaves
Sprinkle the fries with the taco seasoning and then bake them according to package instructions, usually around 20 minutes. In the meantime, make the taco meat and prep toppings.
To make the taco meat, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and onion and cook for about 5 minutes, until starting to soften and brown. Add beef and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally until browned, about 5 minutes. Drain off any excess fat and then add the spices and toast for about a minute. Add tomato and stir through. Add water, bring to boil, and then turn down to simmer until needed. The sauce will thicken. (Read the Taco Salad recipe for exact amounts and instructions)
To prep toppings: dice the tomato, shred cheese, slice green onions, thin yogurt with a touch of water, slice avocado, pull cilantro leaves off of stems. (Do this while onions and beef are cooking.)
To assemble: Plate fries. Add beef. Add cheese. Add your favorite toppings. Drizzle with yogurt. Serve.
Notes – I use my taco meat recipe and also my Taco Seasoning recipe.
Substitutions – Use whatever toppings you usually use on tacos like diced bell pepper, shredded lettuce, slaw, salsa.
Storage – Toppings will all store in the fridge for a few days but not the assembled dish – the fries will get soggy. Store toppings in the fridge and just make fries when needed.
Nutrition - Nutritional information is an estimate only, intended for informational purposes, and not to be used as medical or dietary advice. The estimate is based on a nutrition calculator and every recipe will vary depending on the products you use in your home.
This estimate is per serving. Changing the serving size on the recipe card may affect ingredient amounts, nutrition, prep time, and/or cook time.