Monday, June 19

Good Eating Monday: Steak & Potato Nachos

This recipe is a Pinterest recipe from my "Food Ideas" board that I tried out: 
Steak & Potato Nachos!
It was good tasting. We liked it and since Hubby is a steak & potatoes guy, it was a great way to give him something he liked as well as give myself something new to try.
However---Nachos are normally something arranged either over chips or eaten with chips. This recipe has replaced chips with real potatoes and didn't say in the directions how to serve it. It's kind of heavy, too and not very "scoop-able."
So, I just winged it by plopping servings onto a plate. We ate it with a fork along with some whole-grain taco shells I had on hand.
It's pretty much a meal and not really a crowd appetizer. The recipe only makes about 4 servings, but it is a great leftover that's better the next day.

I did diverge from the recipe, which calls for baking & boiling, to have Hubby cook the steak and potatoes on the grill, then I arranged them in the skillet per recipe, topped them with cheese, put a lid on the pan and just turned the flame to melt the cheese.
(Photo is my own. I just had cheddar on hand and I think I seasoned my potatoes with Cumin.)
Here's the recipe as it was originally posted on Buzzfeed, which  includes a video for making it with oven & broiler.

Steak & Potato Nachos
Ingredients:
2 russet potatoes, thinly sliced
1 lb. skirt steak 
4 Tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons Paprika
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded Monterrey Jack
Salt & Pepper
Sour Cream, Green Onions & Salsa, if desired

Directions:
1)  Place thinly sliced potatoes in a bowl and toss with Olive Oil, Paprika, Salt & pepper. Lay potatoes on a baking sheet and bake at 475 F. degrees for 20 minutes.

2)  Season steak with Salt & Pepper and cook on high heat to the level of doneness you prefer. Let steak rest 10 minutes, then slice  into small chunks or cubes.

3)  In a oil sprayed cast iron skillet, arrange potatoes in bottom to form a nice layer. Then top with steak chunks, then Cheddar, then Jack.
Turn over to broil and put skillet under broiler for 5 minutes to melt cheese.

4)  Top with sour cream, sliced green onions, diced tomatoes, sliced black olives, salsa or any other topping of choice. 

5) Figure out how you want to serve & eat it! 

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