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Delectable Carne Asada Nachos with a Cheesy Twist

The Ultimate Cheesy Carne Asada Nachos Recipe

Are you ready for a flavor explosion in your mouth? Look no further than this mouthwatering cheesy carne asada nachos recipe! Perfect for game nights, parties, or even just a satisfying meal, these nachos will leave you wanting more. Packed with tender marinated steak, gooey melted cheese, and an array of delicious toppings, this recipe is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser. So let’s dive right in and discover how to create the ultimate cheesy carne asada nachos!


– 1 pound of skirt steak, thinly sliced

– Juice of 2 limes

– 4 cloves of garlic, minced

– 1 teaspoon of cumin

– 1 teaspoon of chili powder

– Salt and pepper to taste

– 1 bag of tortilla chips

– 2 cups of shredded Mexican cheese blend

– 1 cup of diced tomatoes

– 1/2 cup of thinly sliced red onions

– 1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro

– 1/4 cup of sliced jalapenos (optional for some heat)

– Sour cream, guacamole, and salsa for serving

Marinating and Grilling the Steak:

1. In a large bowl, combine the lime juice, minced garlic, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well to create a marinade.

2. Add the thinly sliced skirt steak to the marinade and ensure each piece is coated evenly. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes, or preferably, overnight in the refrigerator.

3. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Remove the steak from the marinade, allowing any excess to drip off.

4. Grill the steak for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until it reaches your desired level of doneness. Remove from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes.

5. Once rested, thinly slice the grilled carne asada against the grain to ensure tender bites of meat.

Assembling the Nachos:

1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Arrange a layer of tortilla chips on a baking sheet or in a cast-iron skillet.

2. Sprinkle a generous amount of shredded Mexican cheese blend evenly over the tortilla chips.

3. Layer the thinly sliced carne asada over the cheese, ensuring it covers the entire surface of the chips.

4. Add diced tomatoes, thinly sliced red onions, chopped cilantro, and sliced jalapenos (if desired) on top of the carne asada.

5. Sprinkle another layer of shredded cheese over the toppings to ensure everything sticks together when melted.

6. Repeat the layering process until you have used all the ingredients or reached your desired nacho thickness.

7. Place the baking sheet or skillet in the preheated oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese has fully melted and is bubbly.

Finishing Touches and Serving:

1. Once the cheese has melted, remove the nachos from the oven and let them cool for a minute or two.

2. Serve the cheesy carne asada nachos directly from the baking sheet or skillet, or transfer them to a large serving platter.

3. Garnish with additional cilantro and sliced jalapenos if desired.

4. Serve with sour cream, guacamole, and salsa on the side, allowing your guests to customize their nacho experience.

A Flavorful Delight for All:

With its tender marinated steak, melty cheese, and a symphony of delicious toppings, these cheesy carne asada nachos are a true treat for your taste buds. Whether you’re sharing them with friends while cheering on your favorite team or enjoying them as a satisfying meal, these nachos are guaranteed to be a hit. So gather your ingredients, fire up the grill, and get ready to experience flavor perfection with this irresistible recipe!

Remember, the key to great nachos lies in the quality of ingredients and the artful layering. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your toppings and add extra spice if you like things a bit hotter. Once you take that first cheesy, flavorful bite, you’ll understand why these nachos are worth every minute spent in the kitchen. So go ahead and indulge in the ultimate cheesy carne asada nachos experience!


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