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Carne Asada Nachos Recipe

Nachos are kinda a thing for me. More like an obsession.

I remember when I first struck out on my own, after quitting a corporate marketing gig.

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This was a time when nachos were a staple in my diet.

I didn’t have a ton of money to burn as I was saving and trying to make this whole food blogger/recipe developer/food photographer thing work.

So I made nachos. All. The. Time. They weren’t fancy nachos. Actually they were a little sad and boring.

But as I made those nachos on the daily, I thought of all the ways I could up the deliciousness factor of them and started making a list.

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I’ve made the classic loaded nachos and I’ve even made bite-sized nachos with hatch green chile and fries.

These carne asada nachos have been on that list for a long time. I LOVE carne asada, but I’ve always wanted to find a way to make it at home that doesn’t give me a headache.

I want nachos NOW so I don’t want to wait for a marinade.

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This is my shortcut workaround for carne asada that makes a really flavorful meat, ideal for topping chips along with all the other fixings that I personally love to see on nachos.

I love to combine a couple different types of cheeses, along with a drizzle of queso on my nachos because it’s OH SO YUM.

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The heavy dairy gets broken up by the savory meat, tons of vegetables, and freshly chopped cilantro leaves.

Every bite is loaded with flavor and the way that I make them really puts the whole pan of goodness over-the-top.

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Carne Asada Nachos Recipe

Meghan Yager
When I want the best nachos EVER, I reach for the carne asada nachos. With this carne asada, you get all the flavor without hours of work, along with plenty of cheese, veggies, avocado, hot sauce, and MORE.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 537.72 kcal


  • 1 White Vinegar
  • 1 Soy Sauce
  • 2 Fresh Lime Juice
  • Lime
  • 2 Fresh Cilantro chopped
  • 3 Garlic minced
  • 2 Chili Powder
  • 1 Ground Cumin
  • 1 Canola Oil
  • 1.5 Skirt Steak cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 12 Tortilla Chips
  • 8 Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese grated
  • 1 Jalapeño thinly sliced
  • 0.75 Pico de Gallo homemade or store-bought
  • 1 Avocado halved, peeled and diced
  • 0.25 Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt
  • 0.5 Fresh Cilantro Leaves chopped
  • 2 Lime quartered


  • Preheat oven to 400˚F. Spray a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together white vinegar, soy sauce, lime juice, lime zest, cilantro, garlic, chili powder, and cumin.
  • Add oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once oil is simmering, add steak and sauce mixture. Cook until the steak is browned and the sauce is reduced. This will take about 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  • Spread half of the tortilla chips on the prepared baking sheet. Top with half the cheese, half the jalapeno slices, and half the steak. Repeat these layers with remaining chips, cheese, jalapeno, and steak.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until cheese is bubbly and melted.
  • Top with pico de gallo, avocado, sour cream, and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.


Calories: 537.72kcalCarbohydrates: 32.72gProtein: 28.75gFat: 31.69gSaturated Fat: 9.19gSodium: 535.16mgFiber: 3.59gSugar: 0.38g
Keyword Avocados, Cheese, Dinners, Easy Dinners, Exclusive, Nachos, Party Food, Sauteed, Steak
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