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Carne Asada Nachos

Carne Asada Nachos

Make these killer nachos for friends when enjoying a game at home!

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings


  • 1 pound flank steak
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Emeril's Southwest Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup finely diced yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon finely diced jalapeno pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 15.5 ounce can black beans
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Tortilla Chips
  • 4 ounces grated cheddar or queso fresco cheese
  • 4 ounces grated pepper Jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup seeded and diced tomato or Emeril's Pico De Gallo
  • 1 avocado peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, Honduran crema or plain yogurt
  • Cilantro sprigs for garnish


  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.

    Rub the flank steak with 1 tablespoon of Emeril's Southwest Seasoning and set aside at room temperature for 1 hour.

  • In a medium-size saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Once hot, add the onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the jalapeno, garlic, black beans, the remaining Southwest Seasoning and 1 teaspoon of the salt. Continue to cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until the liquid has mostly evaporated. Remove from the heat but keep warm.

    Season the steak with the remaining 1 teaspoon of salt. Transfer the flank steak to the grill and cook for 4 minutes per side. Transfer the steak to a platter and let it rest for 5 to 7 minutes. Slice the steak into very thin 2-inch long strips and then into bite size pieces.

  • Preheat the oven to broil.

    To assemble the nachos, arrange a layer of chips on a heat-proof platter, sprinkle about 1/3 of each cheese over the chips, spoon 1/3 of the beans over the cheese and 1/3 of the beef over the beans. Repeat this process two more times. Broil the nachos for 2 to 3 minutes just to melt the cheese. Remove from the oven and add the shredded lettuce, tomatoes, avocado and sour cream. Garnish with the cilantro sprigs.

    Serve immediately.

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