Crave worthy loaded nachos layered with perfectly marinated and grilled Carne Asada piled high with all the cheese and nacho chips you could possibly imagine, black beans, cilantro green sauce, fresh pico de gallo, pickled red onions and avocado.
We’re always looking for fun ways to amp up our nachos so today were introducing Carne Asada Nachos! These nachos are topped with perfectly marinated and grilled carne asada, pico de gallo, beans, a fresh cilantro green sauce and all the cheese you could possibly imagine.
This is the perfect crowd pleaser whether your entertaining friends or having a family-style grazing dinner which is usually how we serve dinner in our house. This tender Carne Asada recipe is so flavorful, the steak is juicy and tender and all you need is a few simple ingredients
Carne Asada is one of our favorite things to order at a Mexican restaurant. Simply put its marinated and prepared steak that’s grilled. The citrus is the key to getting the steak perfectly tenderized.
Carne Asada is so easy to make. Start with a simple citrus marinade for your flank steak or strip steak. We also used rib eye in the past, placed in the freezer for 5 minutes then sliced it really thin and marinade it in orange juice, olive oil, spices, lime juice and cilantro. You’ll want to grill the steak on high heat to achieve those beautiful grill marks and being mindful not to overcook the steak. If you’ve pre-sliced your meat really thin then you only need to grill for about 2 minutes per side. The key to tender juicy steak on your nachos is to slice the meat really thin into small pieces to you don’t get chewy bites.
As for the toppings we went with a cheese blend, a green sauce, black beans, pickled red onions and fresh pico de gallo but really you can top your nachos with some of your favorite nacho toppings. We piled our nachos high trash can style similar to what you would get in a restaurant. In order to achieve these layers we melted small layers at a time in the oven with just nacho chips, cheese, black beans and carne asada to ensure each layer had a generous portion of toppings and that the cheese would be melted on the bottom layer. We repeated this until we were satisfied with our pile of nachos and of course added all the toppings once the cheese was melted.
If you have leftovers you can make burritos or even tacos.