In this great world, there are nachos…and then there are Steak Nachos con Filet Mignon aka Cadillac Nachos. Nachos are great, I mean, really great! But, when you add tender, seasoned bites of filet mignon to this already epic game-day food, you’re kind of one-upping those you test drove in the past.
Steak Nachos con Filet Mignon [Cadillac Nachos]
Nachos are part of our meal rotation here at TKG HQ. But, there’s nothing routine about them, because they’re so versatile and unique…every time we make them. We pretty much always have the staples on hand. You know, beans, rice, lettuce, tomato, avocado, tortilla chips, salsa, lime, etc.
That said, Steak Nachos con Filet Mignon Cadillac Nachos are the elevated version of our regular old nachos. In fact, they originated from a special occasion that left us with two, gorgeous, perfectly cooked, half-eaten filets that needed to be creatively repurposed. Yeah, we know how to turn an excellent meal into two excellent meals.
The list of ingredients you’ll want on hand for this recipe
- tortilla chips
- queso Oaxaca (Mexican cheese)
- olive oil
- cooked filet mignon
- whole pinto beans
- cooked rice
- taco seasoning & Chili powder
- lettuce, avocado, salsa, sour cream, cilantro, and lime
The tools you’ll find handy for this recipe
- 10” nonstick skillet
- Quarter-sized baking sheet (13 x 9)
- Heavy duty spatula (pancake turner) (for cutting and serving sections)
What if you don’t have filet mignon?
No hay problema! You can use chicken, pork, or other cuts of beef. Just make sure the cooked protein isn’t leftover Italian food, so as not to compete with Mexican flavors you’ll be adding to it.
When it comes to toppings, this style of nachos really lends itself to adding fresh produce, such as lettuce, avocado, cilantro, and lime. It also goes perfectly with my 5-Minute Restaurant Salsa aka “blender salsa”. You won’t believe how easy it is to pop the ingredients into a blender…and poof, you have the quick version of an authentic-tasting salsa. Aaaaand if you want to take avocado to another level, check out my Avocado Ranch Dressing for your nacho extravaganza!
I hope you find yourself loving on this recipe in the near future. If you do, be sure to snap it and tag me on Instagram @thekitchengirl #eatnreal #tkgrecipe or #tkgeats.
This recipe was originally published to Amanda’s Cookin’ in April, 2016.