Cookies taco sauce and flavor enhancer seasoning star in this easy slow cooker recipe that’s perfect any day of the week.
First off, I know this reads like a sponsored post but it’s not. As I mentioned in my Slow Cooker Hickory BBQ Pulled Pork post, I recently purchased a Cookies BBQ gift set box for myself. Along with it, I also bought their taco sauce. I’m naming this recipe after Cookies because it uses both their taco sauce for the meat and the flavor enhancer on the fries.
Meat, bell pepper, onion, taco sauce and my homemade taco seasoning are all you need.
Initially I thought I was going to make tacos out of this carne asada but I found some frozen sweet potato fries in my freezer and voila a new recipe was born. I sprinkled a teaspoon of Cookies flavor enhancer on the frozen fries before popping them in the oven. Of course you can use regular fries in place of sweet potato fries and yes making your own is better than buying frozen. However this time, I used frozen.
- CARNE ASADA
- 1½ lbs carne asada
- ¾ cup Cookie's Taco Sauce
- 1 bell pepper, sliced
- 1 onion, sliced
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1½ tsp cumin
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp oregano
- ½ tsp paprika
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp onion powder
- ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
- 15 ounces frozen sweet potato or regular frozen fries
- 1 tsp Cookie's Flavor Enhancer
- Optional toppings: corn, black beans, avocado, tomatoes, fresh cilantro, jalapeno
- Add carne asada ingredients to the slow cooker.
- Stir to mix well.
- Cook HIGH 3-4 hours or LOW 6-8.
- Remove meat from slow cooker. Shred with 2 forks and place back in the slow cooker until ready to serve.
- Lay frozen fries on cooking sheet. Sprinkle flavor enhancer on top of frozen fries.
- Cook according to instructions on package.
- To assemble - top fries with carne asada and desired optional toppings.
If you don’t have Cookie’s taco sauce then you can substitute your favorite brand of taco sauce OR use salsa or diced tomatoes instead. If you don’t have their flavor enhancer seasoning them I suggest using a seasoning salt like Lawry’s or omitting it all together. Optional toppings include fresh cilantro, avocado, black beans, corn, etc.