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Carne Asada Nachos

Carne Asada Nachos - BEST NACHOS EVER! Loaded with the easiest, most tender carne asada, sharp cheddar, pico de gallo, avocado, jalapeno + drizzle of queso!

BEST NACHOS EVER! Loaded with the easiest, most tender carne asada, sharp cheddar, pico de gallo, avocado, jalapeno + drizzle of queso!

Carne Asada Nachos

Guys. Prepare to have your MIND BLOWN to the best nachos of 2020.

CARNE ASADA NACHOS WITH A DRIZZLE OF QUESO. Yes and yes, inspired by these Mexican street tacos using the quickest and easiest carne asada marinade of your life.

The nachos are topped with extra-sharp cheddar cheese, pico de gallo, and of course, your perfectly cooked, tender carne asada.

Carne Asada Nachos

Bake until bubbly and melted before topping off with extra pico de gallo for maximum freshness, avocado, jalapeno slices, cilantro and of course, that drizzle of warm queso.

Store-bought queso is absolutely fine here. I mean, we did do all the hard, strenuous work with the carne asada. But yes, you can absolutely go that extra mile and use homemade queso if you prefer. The sky is the limit!

Carne Asada Nachos

Carne Asada Nachos

BEST NACHOS EVER! Loaded with the easiest, most tender carne asada, sharp cheddar, pico de gallo, avocado, jalapeno + drizzle of queso!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds skirt steak, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 12 ounces tortilla chips
  • 8 ounces extra-sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3/4 cup pico de gallo, homemade or store-bought
  • 1 avocado, halved, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup queso blanco, homemade or store-bought
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine soy sauce, lime juice, garlic, chili powder, cumin and oregano.
  3. Heat canola oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add steak and soy sauce mixture, and cook, stirring often, until steak has browned and soy sauce mixture has reduced, about 5-6 minutes, or until desired doneness.
  4. Place tortilla chips in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Top with steak, cheese and pico de gallo.
  5. Place into oven and bake until heated through and the cheese has melted, about 10-12 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately, topped with avocado, jalapeno, queso blanco and cilantro.

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13 comments

  1. Making this tonight, our local store didn’t have Queso Blanco, can I use Queso Fresco instead? If so, do I just melt it down or make it into a sauce? 

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    We love making this and often use the meat prep for taco or burrito filling too.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    They totally are the best nachos ever. Hands down!! 

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Very good recipe.  Everyone ate so much that I had a lot of wings left from my Super Bowl party.  

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Entire family enjoyed! Delicious!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Made this for the Big Game today and it was fabulous!! I actually bought a rotisserie chicken and marinated it in the sauce for a few hours before actually baking the nachos. Just as delicious. Excellent recipe!!

  7. How do you keep the chips from getting soggy?

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Made it – love it! agree – double the amount of carne. But, so good! Do you recommend a brand of chips? The ones used in your photos look dreamy!

  9. This looks so great! Is it ok to marinate the meat in the sauce ahead of time? 

  10. I was just dreaming about nachos and saw this page. I am off to the kitchen to see if I have the right ingredients, this looks great.

  11. Super good and super quick!!!  Next time I’m going to double the Carne Asada (though current amount is just fine)!  Thanks so much for this great recipe—it’s going in my binder (home of my definitely making this again recipes!!!). 

  12. Do you have a recommended brand/type of store bought queso? Thanks!

  13. This looks truly… damn delicious!