In this great world, there are nachos, and then there are Steak Nachos con Filet Mignon. I mean, nachos are great, but when you use tender, seasoned bites of filet mignon on an appetizer that will double-down as the dinner everyone already loves, you’ll one-up any nachos of the past. This platter of awesomeness makes great game day food or spices up any weeknight.
Steak Nachos con Filet Mignon
Nachos are part of our meal routine 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 are the elevated version of our regular ole nachos. Definitely not routine. 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
- Romaine lettuce, avocado, salsa, sour cream, cilantro, and lime
The tools you’ll find handy for this recipe
Now, what if you don’t have fancy, filet mignon leftovers and you just want to use cooked chicken or pork for your nachos? No hay problema! Just make sure the cooked meat is mildly seasoned so as not to compete with Mexican seasonings 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. After all, your nachos always deserve the very best toppings.
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.
Cheers to nacho night…and always, to our health!
This recipe was originally published to Amanda’s Cookin’ in April, 2016.
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