There are nachos and then there are Filet Mignon Steak Nachos! I mean even ordinary nachos are great, right? But when you use tender, seasoned bites of filet mignon in an appetizer that doubles as a dinner, they’ll be coming back for seconds and thirds. With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, these steak nachos are the perfect choice.
Filet Mignon Steak Nachos
Nachos are part of our regular meal routine at home. But, there’s nothing routine about them. They’re so awesome and unique… every single time. Nachos are very versatile and we pretty much always have a variety of the right ingredients on hand. That said, Filet Mignon Steak Nachos are the elevated version of our regular old nachos. They are most definitely not routine. In fact, they originated from some special occasion leftovers. We were left with two gorgeous, perfectly cooked, half-eaten filets that begged to be creatively repurposed. Yeah, we know how to turn an excellent meal into two excellent meals.
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Ingredients you will need
- 18 oz bag tortilla chips
- 1/2 lb Queso Oaxaca (Mexican cheese), shredded
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 lb cooked filet mignon, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1- 12 oz can whole pinto beans
- 1 cup cooked rice
- 2 teaspoons taco seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- Salt to taste (optional)
- 4 cups romaine lettuce, shredded
- 1 avocado, diced
- 1/2 cup 5-Minute Restaurant Style Salsa
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/2 bunch cilantro, loosely chopped
- 1 lime, cut into quarters
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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 only mildly seasoned so as not to compete with with Mexican seasonings you’ll be adding to it.
When it comes to toppings, this style of nachos really lends itself to lots of really fresh choices, such as lettuce, avocado, cilantro, and lime. It’s like having a salad and nachos all-in-one. And, if you enjoy the flavor and consistency of an authentic Mexican salsa, try 5-Minute Restaurant Style Salsa, also known as “blender salsa”. You won’t believe how easy it is to pop the ingredients into a food processor or blender and poof! You have a quick, copycat version of your favorite Mexican restaurant salsa. After all, your Filet Mignon Steak Nachos deserve the very best.
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