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Carne Asada Nachos

Carne Asada Nachos are some of the best nachos ever. Loaded with tender carne asada, cheddar, black beans, pico, jalapeño, and avocado. These never disappoint!

This recipe is inspired by the blog favorite Authentic Carne Asada, once you whip up a batch of these amazing meat the rest is easy peasy. These nachos, in particular, are my husband’s favorite! I’ve toyed with the idea of calling these man-pleasing nachos, ha! The men in my life seem to love them!

The nachos are topped with cheddar cheese, beans, and tender carne asada. They then are baked to cheesy and bubbly perfection. Next top them with pico de gallo, jalapeños, avocado, and sour cream if you like. We prefer cheddar cheese here, but if queso if your thing you can totally use queso in these Carne Asada Nachos. 

There really is no wrong way to eat nachos! So dig in and enjoy one of my favorite meals!

Try out these delicious salsa on top of these amazing nachos.

Yield: 6 people

Carne Asada Nachos

Carne Asada Nachos

Carne Asada Nachos are some of the best nachos ever. Loaded with tender Carne Asada, cheddar, black beans, pico, jalapeño, and avocado. These never disappoint!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

Carne Asada

  • 1 1/2 lbs flank steak
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 lemon, juice of (3 tbsps)
  • 1 orange, juice of (1/4 cup)
  • 3 limes, juice of (4 tbsp)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, packed
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Nachos

  • 14 ounces tortilla chips
  • 8-10 ounces cheddar cheese ( can sub queso or use both)
  • 1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup pico de gallo ( for topping and dipping)
  • 1 large avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
  • sour cream for servings
  • pickled jalapeños for serving

Instructions

For the Carne Asada

  1. Place all your ingredients into a food processor. Process till cilantro, jalepeño, and garlic are broken down about 1 minute.
  2. Add steak to a glass baking tray and pour marinade on top. Make sure both sides are well coated. Cover in plastic wrap and place in the fridge to marinate for 1-4 hours.
  3. Heat your grill or cast-iron skillet to medium-high heat. Grill each side fo steak for 6-8 minutes, creating a nice char on the outside. If you prefer a more rare steak adjust time as need be.
    Let meat rest a minimum of 5 minutes before slicing in 1/2 inch pieces.

For the Nachos

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  2. Place tortilla chips on a single layer on the baking sheet. Top with cheese, black beans, and carne asada.
  3. Place into the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, until cheese has melted.
  4. Serve immediately topped with pico de gallo, avocado, jalapeños, cilantro, and sour cream. Enjoy





Asian Steak Bites & Coleslaw Bowl

Asian Steak Bites  & Coleslaw bowl is a delicious, light, and healthy meal that is packed with flavor! 

There is nothing I love more than my meals served in a bowl. A good bowl always comes with grains, veggies, proteins, fats, and a good sauce, that’s typically hot sauce for me. These Asain Steak bites go great in rice bowls, and also tacos. The coleslaw complements the steak so well! 

Serve them up with cauliflower rice for a low carb option or white rice is great too, and the kids prefer it. Sometimes I do half cauliflower rice and half white rice. Alternatively, you can serve these Asian Steak Bites as tacos, with the coleslaw on top, some avocado, and sriracha hot sauce, so delicious! Any way you serve them you are going love every bite.

How to make Asian Steak Bites & Coleslaw Bowl

  • Start by cutting the steak into small one inch cubes. Try to do this as even as possible so they cook evenly. Set steak bites in a glass bowl or a ziplock bag. 
  • In a bowl whisk together coconut aminos, minced garlic, minced ginger, chili garlic paste, and sesame oil. Pour over the steak and toss. Let marinate for 30 minutes – 4 hours. 
  • Heat a cast-iron skillet or nonstick pan, once the skillet is hot add in your steak in a single layer. Let cook for 2-3 minutes and flip steak, cook for another minute or so. If you like a medium-well steak cook a little longer till the desired doneness. 
  • Serve with cauliflower rice or white rice, coleslaw, avocado, cilantro, sesame seeds, and sriracha for some heat! Enjoy

Coleslaw

The coleslaw comes together easily, toss all ingredients together, whisk your dressing and Wah-lah!! 

Love easy and delicious main dishes also try The Best Steak Marinade, Authentic Carne AsadaEasy Hawaiian Chicken, and Teriyaki Chicken Skewers.

Yield: 4 bowls

Asian Steak Bites & Coleslaw Bowl

Asian Steak Bites & Coleslaw Bowl

Asian Steak Bites & Coleslaw bowl is a delicious, light, and healthy meal that is packed with flavor!

Ingredients

Asain Steak Bites

  • 1.5 pounds sirloin steak
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 tsp chili garlic paste
  • 3 tsp toasted sesame oil

Coleslaw

  • 2 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 2 cups shredded purple cabbage
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves 
  • 2  tsp white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp mayo, paleo or regular 
  • 2 limes, juice of
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt & peper to taste

For Serving

  • rice or cauliflower rice
  • avocado
  • cilantro
  • sesame seeds
  • Sriracha 

Instructions

Asain Steak Bites

    1. Start by cutting the steak into small one inch cubes. Try to do this as even as possible so they cook evenly. Set steak bites in a glass bowl or a ziplock bag. 
    2. In a bowl whisk together coconut aminos, minced garlic, minced ginger, chili garlic paste, and sesame oil. Pour over the steak and toss. Let marinate for 30 minutes - 4 hours. 
    3. Heat a cast-iron skillet or nonstick pan, once the skillet is hot add in your steak in a single layer. Let cook for 2-3 minutes and flip steak, cook for another minute or so. If you like a medium-well steak cook a little longer till the desired doneness. 
    4. Serve with cauliflower rice or white rice, coleslaw, avocado, cilantro, sesame seeds, and sriracha for some heat! Enjoy

Coleslaw

  1. Toss cabbage, carrots, and cilantro leaves in a mixing bowl.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together vinegar, mayo, lime juice, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Pour over cabbage mixture and toss.

    Authentic Carne Asada ( Easy & Delicious)

    This Authentic Carne Asada is packed with flavor. Marinated and grilled to tender perfection you will have everyone coming back for seconds!

    Being able to travel to Mexico many times, I have had my share of some pretty amazing carne asada. Honestly, there is no ‘true’ Authentic Carne Asada recipe, in fact, I have had so many variations even in Mexico! This recipe I created is tired and true, it is a FAMILY FAVORITE and will keep everyone coming back for seconds!

    Growing up in southern California we are pretty accustomed to some of the very best Mexican food on the planet! Great Mexican food is full of so many fresh ingredients, herbs, and flavorful spices.

    Since being put on a ‘stay at home’ order I feel like I’ve been cooking meals non-stop. Three meals a day means way too many dishes, I’m starting to cringe at the thought of more dishes. So this week I am trying to simplify things around here, I am making enough of Authentic Carne Asada for 3 meals. No, not the same meal we will use it for tacos, quesadillas, and nachos!

    What cut of steak to use

    I prefer flank steak however skirt steak works great. You do not want your flank steak to thick, I always cut mine down the middle for a thinner slice of meat. Don’t worry about finding a more expensive cut of meat, you will thinly slice and dice this up for your tacos, nachos, and burritos. 

    Carne Asada Marinade 

    Simple ingredients

    • lime juice
    • orange juice
    • lemon juice
    • garlic
    • cilantro
    • jalepeño, seeded
    • spices (chili powder, cumin, oregano)
    • avocado oil
    • apple cider vinegar 
    • salt and pepper  

    How to make carne asada

    Start by placing all your marinade ingredients into your food processor. Process till cilantro, jalepeño, and garlic is broken down about 1 minute. I find processing them really gives the steak so much more flavor than just whisking ingredients together. Marinate for 1-4 hours in the refrigerator.

    Once your steak has marinated go ahead and heat your grill or cast-iron skillet to medium-high heat. Grill each side for 6-8 minutes. You’ll want that nice char on the outside that offers Carne Asada so much flavor. Let the meat REST at least five minutes before slicing. If you like more rare meat adjust the time to your personal preference. 

    Thinly slice your meat against the grain and from there you can cube it up into the perfect bite-size pieces.

    Making tacos, do not forget to serve it up with some delicious Pico de Gallo and Chipotle Cashew Cream!

    Yield: 8

    Authentic Carne Asada

    Authentic Carne Asada
    Prep Time 3 minutes
    Cook Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 18 minutes

    Ingredients

    • 2 1/2 lbs flank steak
    • 1/4 cup avocado oil
    • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
    • 5 garlic cloves
    • 1 lemon, juice of (3 tbsps)
    • 1 orange, juice of (1/4 cup)
    • 3 limes, juice of (4 tbsp)
    • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, packed 
    • 1 jalapeño, seeded
    • 1/2 tsp oregano
    • 1 tsp cumin
    • 1 tsp chili powder 
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Instructions

    1. Place all your ingredients into a food processor. Process till cilantro, jalepeño, and garlic are broked down about 1 minute.
    2. Add steak to a glass baking tray and pour marinade on top. Make sure both sides are well coated. Cover in plastic wrap and place in the fridge to marinate for 1-4 hours.
    3. Heat your grill or cast-iron skillet to medium-high heat. Grill each side fo steak for 6-8 minutes, creating a nice char on the outside. If you prefer a more rare steak adjust time as need be.
    4. Let meat rest a minimum of 5 minutes before slicing against the grain. Enjoy!

     

     

    The Best Steak Marinade { Easy & Delicious}

    This Steak Marinade is full of flavor and so easy to make! You likely have all the ingredients on hand. 

    The Best Steak Marinade

    I’ve tried a lot of different steak marinades! Some good some bad, nothing compares to this steak marinade I’m about to give you! We use it over and over! The only time we change it up is when we make Carne asada. This marinade gives the steak so much flavor you are going to love it.

    The Best Steak Marinade

    What Is The Best Cut of Steak For this Marinade

    I find rib eye, new york strip, top sirloin, skirt, and flank steak work best. 

    Cooking Steak

    This comes down to personal preference, I like mine medium-well but more on the well-done side. You want to take the steak temperature in the thickest part of the meat, make sure to insert your thermometer horizontally. Never cut into the steak you will lose all the juices that keep the meat moist and tender. Here is a temperature guide.

    • Rare: 125 – 130 degrees
    • Medium rare: 130 – 135 degrees
    • Medium: 135 – 145 degrees
    • Medium well: 145 – 150 degrees
    • Well: 150 – 160 degrees (my preference)

    Need the perfect side to go with your steak also try, Perfect Mashed Potatoes, Healthier Hawaiian Macaroni SaladBeet, and Goat Cheese Salad + Golden Balsamic DressingEasy Greek Pasta Salad.

    Yield: 2 lbs Steak

    The Best Steak Marinade

    The Best Steak Marinade

    This Steak Marinade is full of flavor and so easy to make! You likely have all the ingredients on hand. 

    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Total Time 5 minutes

    Ingredients

    • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
    • 1/4 cup soy sauce or can sub tamari
    • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    • 6 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • 4 tsp dried parsley
    • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
    • 4 (8 oz) steaks

    Instructions

    1. In a mixing bowl whisk together balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, garlic powder, dried parsley, and black pepper.

    2. Grab a zip lock bag and place steaks in the bag. Pour marinade over the steak and try to press out extra air before sealing the bag. Transfer to the refrigerator and let steaks marinate for 1 to 8 hours.

    3. Preheat your grill or cast iron to medium-high heat, cook till the desired doneness. Let steaks rest a minimum of five minutes before cutting into them. Enjoy