Thursday, September 10, 2015

Fresh Loaded Steak Nachos

When it comes to quintessential finger foods, nachos are hard to beat. They are tasty, bite sized and smothered in cheese. Yum!

But they're so basic. And unhealthy. Now, when you slather something in a mountain of cheese, it's not going to be healthy. But there are ways to make nachos more grown up, and yes, a little healthier.

Enter steak nachos. You can make these fast at home and they are so good you'll be craving them from now on. The key to it all is quality ingredients. And it all starts with the steak, the king of meats. Besides being the perfect meat for nachos, the real secret is in the seasoning. And I stumbled on the perfect seasoning blend. I came across it at my local farmer's market this summer and couldn't resist buying some spices from a very charismatic salesman who just happened to be the owner of the spice company and by the way he has no idea who I am, I just like his seasoning!

The name of the spice is Heath's Blends Southwest Sizzler seasoning. It's like a cross between a chili powder and a Cajun spice. It has a nice kick without being overpowering, and it's the perfect seasoning for the steak on steak nachos.

1 lb. flank steak
1 Tbsp. Heath's Blends Southwest Sizzler seasoning
Tortilla chips
Shredded cheese
1 can black beans
1 tsp garlic salt
2-3 Roma tomatoes, diced
1/4 bunch cilantro, chopped
Sour cream


  1. Sprinkle the Heath's Blends Southwest Sizzler seasoning (or chili powder if you don't have this spice, but trust me, it's worth it) over the steak and grill on high heat for 4-5 minutes. Flip the steak and grill for another 3-4 minutes. Remove from the grill, place on a plate and cover with tinfoil for 3 minutes.
  2. Slice the steak into strips or bite-sized pieces.
  3. Cook the black beans in a small saucepan and add the garlic salt. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and drain liquid.
  4. Prepare the nachos by adding shredded cheese to a plate full of tortilla chips. Either microwave or place under a broiler until cheese is melted.
  5. Top with black beans, tomato, cilantro, and sour cream.

These nachos are amazing. The black beans add a nice textural contrast to the crunch of the chips, and the cilantro and tomatoes are so fresh and inviting. These are grown up nachos you can feel a little less guilty about eating.

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Masshole Mommy said...

That is right up my husband's and my alley! NOM.

Logan Cantrell said...

These look so delicious! I am a big fan of nachos!

Crystal said...

Guess who has steak in her fridge just waiting for these nachos! That'd be me! I'm seriously excited right now.

Michelle Thomas said...

Nachos are my favorite!!! So yummy! Thanks for sharing this!

Scraps said...

Nacho night is a favorite in our house and these would fit right in! We like to use mashed sweet potato seasoned with garlic and cumin instead of black or refried beans, and last year discovered the sweet potato tortilla chips from Trader Joe's--perfect combo!

ana de jesus said...

These look heavenly if only they were vegetarian!

April Grant said...

I love nachos and eat them at every opportunity. :)

Beth@FrugalFroggie said...

What a great idea. I should make nachos for my family for dinner.

Laura - Eye Candy Creative Studio said...

These look amazing & so good. We have taco tuesday every week but I ALWAYS have nachos! =)

Lexi D said...

This looks amazing! I host a football link up that this would be perfect to link up. I can see a lot of people, including myself, making these to eat during a football game! you can link up here if you'd like

Kelly Meier said...

These would be perfect for our weekly Sunday snackfest during the football games!

MikiHope said...

I could see myself eating that--and a whole lot of it which would probably negate the healthy part-but what the heck. I am going to look int getting that spice.

Iyanna said...

This looks so tasty! A guilty pleasure of mine is steak, but it is expensive so it is only a treat lol. I will definitely incorporate this with my meal planing in the near future!

Yona Williams said...

I love loaded nachos drenched in sour cream, but I have never had steak nachos before. That would be different for me. I'm also a fan of black beans!

Jaclyn said...

Omgsh that looks absolutely DELICIOUS!!! I love nachos, but we rarely make them at home!

Becca Dorr said...

They look delicious! I'd have to leave out the black beans, though!

Melinda Mitchell said...

Can I just say yum? Good thing I'm already eating right now, or I'd be licking the screen!
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elaine said...

Yum!! I love Mexican Food!! And Nacho's are one of my favorites...especially with the black beans!! I would love for you to stop by and Join my Link Party - My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! It's going on now until Monday. I would love to have you and I pin everything! Have a great week!!

CJ Huang said...

I agree! There's just something about nachos - so fun and yummy. :) I hope you can stop on by and share this or any other recipe with us on Five Friday Finds!

Karla said...

Nachos and steak on the same plate! Sounds perfect to me.

Skylar Magazine said...

Sounds awesome! And, honestly, if I'm going to eat something like this, I don't really want it to be healthy. I would enjoy every bite! I'm stopping by from Worthwhile Wednesday's link-up party. I'm a little behind, and getting caught up. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe. It is one I am definitely going to have to try.

Sarah :)

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