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Barbacoa Loaded Sweet Potato Fries

Twist up your tailgate with this amazing full flavored Barbacoa Loaded Sweet Potato Fries topped off with homemade salsa and queso fresco!
Course side, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours 5 minutes
Total Time 5 hours 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 547kcal


For the Barbacoa:

  • 28 ounce can of Hunt’s® diced tomatoes undrained
  • 1 small diced onion
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 3 minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons of dried oregano
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • 3 pounds boneless beef chuck roast

For the Salsa:

  • Two 14.5 ounce cans of Hunt’s® Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes undrained
  • ½ small diced sweet onion
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 small diced jalapeño
  • ½ cup of cilantro leaves and stems
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

For the Sweet Potato Fries:

  • 3 20 ounce bags of heated Alexia® Crinkle Cut Sweet Potato Fries
  • 16 ounce can of Rosarita® Traditional refried beans heated
  • 2 cups of crumbled queso fresco
  • 1 cup of sliced green onions
  • 1 cup of fresh cilantro leaves


  • For the Barbacoa: Place all ingredients except for the beef into a slow cooker, mix. Next, add in the beef and turn it over once to coat, and then cook on high heat for 5 hours. Once cooked, pull apart using 2 forks until shredded while still in the slow cooker. Keep warm.
  • For the Salsa: Place all ingredients into a blender and pulse 4 to 6 times on high speed until slightly chunky. Keep cool.
  • To Assemble. Place the heated Fries on a shallow baking pan lined with parchment paper, or in 10 individual bowls lined with parchment paper and layer with fries, heated refried beans, shredded barbacoa beef, salsa, queso fresco, sliced green onions and cilantro.


Calories: 547kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 731mg | Potassium: 1250mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 12358IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 314mg | Iron: 7mg