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Carne Asada Skillet Nachos

Author: Gaby Dalkin

Ingredients

  • 1 package Small Old El Paso Flour Tortillas
  • 2 cups carne asada recipe below
  • 1 recipe queso recipe below
  • 4 ounces Monterey jack cheese freshly grated

For the Queso:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 garlic clove minced or pressed
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 ounces monterey jack cheese freshly grated
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

For the Carne Asada

  • 1 pound flank steak
  • 4 garlic cloves roughly chopped
  • 1 jalapeno roughly chopped
  • 1 cup cilantro roughly chopped
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1 orange juiced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Toppings

  • 1 recipe Pico de Gallo
  • 1 recipe Guacamole
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Sliced Jalapeno

Instructions

For the Tortillas

  • Cut the tortillas into 6 triangles each. Add about 1 cup of grapeseed or vegetable oil to a heavy bottom pan over high heat. Once the oil is shimmering, add a few of the tortilla triangles at a time and fry for about 1 minute on each side until they are golden and crisp. Remove from the oil and transfer to a paper towel. Sprinkle with sea salt and repeat for the remaining tortilla wedges.

For the queso:

  • Heat a small saucepan over medium heat and add butter. Add in the garlic, then stir in the flour to create a roux. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes until the roux is golden, stirring often. Slowly add in the milk while stirring. Stir for a few minutes until it thickens slightly. Add in the grated cheese, one a handful at a time, stirring after each addition until melted.

For the Carne Asada

  • Place the flank steak in a large baking dish and cover with the marinade for 4-5 hours. Heat a grill over high heat and grill the flank steak for 5 minutes on each side. Remove from the grill and let rest before slicing. Chop for the nachos.
  • Using 1 regular sized cast iron skillet, layer a handful of the tortilla chips and top them with the carne asada and shredded Monterey jack. Stick the skillet into a 350 degree oven to melt the cheese. Once melted, remove and drizzle with the queso. Then, sprinkle with the pico de gallo, guacamole, cilantro, jalapeƱos.