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Copycat Del Taco Carnitas Loaded Fries

Copycat Del Taco Carnitas Loaded Fries taste even better homemade and can be made whenever the craving hits! Don't forget the secret sauce!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Copycat, Fries, Loaded
Servings: 8
Calories: 599kcal
Author: Clean Fingers Laynie


  • 1 recipe Easy Pork Carnitas (Meat only)
  • 24 oz Frozen French Fries Ore-Ida
  • 2 cups Cheddar Cheese Grated
  • 1 small Onion Diced
  • 1/2 bunch Cilantro
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste

Secret Sauce

  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1 tsbp Lime Juice


Meat Preparation

Secret Sauce Preparation

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, milk, and lime juice until ingredients are fully mixed.
  • Add sauce to a squeeze bottle, and refrigerate until ready to use.

Fries Preparation

  • Cook fries according to packaged directions (deep frying, air frying, or baking).
  • Immediately after cooking fries, season with salt and pepper.

Toppings Preparation

  • Chop onion into a fine dice, cut cilantro leaves from the stems, and grate cheddar cheese.


  • Preheat the oven on the Broil setting.
  • Line a half-sized baking sheet (13 x 18 x 1 inch) with aluminum foil. Layer french fries in a single layer on the baking sheet.
  • Evenly, top the fries with the pork carnitas. Sprinkle the cheese on top of the carnitas.
  • Broil fries for 5-7 minutes until the pork is heated through and the cheese melts.
  • Remove the fries from the oven, and top with diced onion, cilantro, and a drizzle of the secret sauce.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!


Estimated Nutrition: Fat 46 g, Carbohydrate 25 g, Dietary Fiber g, Protein 21 g, Sodium 1,151 mg