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.
- 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
- 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
For the Carne Asada
- Place all your ingredients into a food processor. Process till cilantro, jalepeño, and garlic are broken down about 1 minute.
- 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.
- 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
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
- Place tortilla chips on a single layer on the baking sheet. Top with cheese, black beans, and carne asada.
- Place into the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, until cheese has melted.
- Serve immediately topped with pico de gallo, avocado, jalapeños, cilantro, and sour cream. Enjoy