Loaded Adobo Steak Nachos – The Perfect Game Day Finger Food!

loaded steak nachos

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Loaded Steak Nachos – The Perfect Game Day Finger Food!

An Easy Nacho Recipe (with a few key tips) 

Looking for an easy nacho recipe for the big game?  Your guests will love this one and it may be gone before halftime (consider yourself warned!).  Loaded Steak Nachos are easy to make, hearty and can be eaten as a finger food /appetizer or as an entrée.  The first time I had them was at a sports bar and about half-way through the dish I noticed they weren’t “loaded” enough, my chips were all bare except for a few specs of cheese.  When making this dish at home I give generous portions of steak, beans and other toppings so I don’t have any bare chips.  One piece of advice to make your loaded steak nachos a hit is to spend a little extra prep time layering the toppings throughout the dish (at restaurants they oftentimes just pile that stuff on top, so only the first half of the dish tastes good).

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Another tip is to use adobo sauce in your loaded nacho recipe as it will elevate the taste of the dish to a different level.  It gives off more bold flavors than salsa and in my opinion blends with steak beautifully.  Make sure to use an authentic brand like La Morena, you’ll be able to taste the difference.  Here in San Diego there is an awesome Mexican influence on the food and culture and I am lucky to have some of the best Mexican markets close at-hand.  I keep an eye on the brands that my friends and other people buy and the traditional brands that have been around for decades like La Morena are always most popular, I’m very happy to be working with them.  You’ll recognize their distinct label and the taste will keep you coming back.
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loaded steak nachos

For those Looking for a Healthy Nachos Recipe

If you’re on the hunt for a healthy nacho recipe this is easy to modify accordingly.  Just add more vegetables like fresh avocado and sliced tomato and cut back on the amount of cheese.    Like any recipe you can always get creative and add in more vegetables.  If you do so you have the option to mince tomatoes and lettuce or spinach very and then mix in with the beans.  Speaking of beans you can always use black beans as a healthier option to pinto or refried.  It’s still not as healthy as many other dishes I’ve prepared, but on game day I let that slide as my primary objectives are to present dishes that are fun, easy to eat and stand out from the rest.


loaded steak nachos



loaded steak nachos

Loaded Steak Nachos – The Perfect Game Day Finger Food!
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Author: Posh Journal
  • For Steak:
  • 1 Lb Flank Meat
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon La Morena adobo sauce
  • salt/pepper as preferred
  • For Layering :
  • Medium Thich Tortilla Chips
  • 1-1/2 cup Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 1-1/2 cup Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 6 whole Roma Tomatoes Diced
  • 1/2 Leaves bunch Cilantro Chopped
  • 1 whole Avocado chopped
  • 1 can refried beans
  • La Morena Pickled Jalapeno Pepper
  • Black Olive
  1. Heat the garlic, onion in a skillet about 2 minutes
  2. Season meat with chili powder, Adobo Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce, Cayenne Pepper and Cumin
  3. Cook meat for about 5 minutes or until meat looks ready.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  5. Place the refried beans in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until thoroughly heated.
  6. To assembly the nachos, place a layer of tortilla chips on a skillet or grill tray.
  7. Top with a layer of refried beans then steak and 1 cup of cheddar cheese
  8. Add another layer of chips, a layer of refried beans then steak and monterey cheese
  9. Add another layer of chips, a layer of refried beans, steak then sprinkle with 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese
  10. Bake in preheated oven until the cheese melts throughout
  11. Garnish with tomatoes, cilantro leaves, avocado, La Morena Pickled Jalapeño Pepper, Black Olive and Sour Cream before serving

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  • Reply
    Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    Jan 14, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    I make something similar to these when we have people over for the game and it;s always the first thing go to! These are awesome.

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    Liz Mays
    Jan 14, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Oh yum, we’d love to snack on these on a game day. They look delicious and a big plate would be filling enough for all of us.

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    Jan 14, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    This looks sooo Yummy!!! I am going to have to try this at the our Big Game Party this year. I love the fact that it’s easy to make and that it can be catered to how many people you may have over for the party!

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    tara pittman
    Jan 14, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    We love nachos over here. The avocado pieces on it are the best.

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    Jan 14, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    This looks yummy. I wanna try it.

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    Tammilee Tips
    Jan 14, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    You just combined my husbands favorite foods!! Steak and nachos are some of his favorite foods to eat. Love the idea of making this in a cast iron like this, looks great for serving to guests too.

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    Fashionable Librarian
    Jan 15, 2016 at 3:29 am

    I am sold on the array of colors. Great to see game day anything with things that are actually good for you

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    Elizabeth O.
    Jan 15, 2016 at 3:32 am

    That’s really awesome. Whether it’s for a simple dinner, or a get together, or even a movie night, this will definitely be a hit.

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    Ana De Jesus
    Jan 15, 2016 at 3:47 am

    I am a vegetarian but this is perfect for the ultimate meat lover!

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    Nicole Herose Cochingco Escat
    Jan 15, 2016 at 5:21 am

    This would be finger licking good, I wanna grab it from my screen it makes my mouth watering lol.

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    Claudette Esterine
    Jan 15, 2016 at 6:51 am

    I don’t watch the games but this sure looks good! 🙂

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    Coach Donna L Ward
    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:45 am

    Beautiful looking and I can already taste it – Love the idea of adding more of the great vegies, too – thank you for sharing this great recipe and instructions!

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    Jan 15, 2016 at 9:45 am

    I love the way you packed everything into a cast iron skillet. And there are sooooo many toppings that you can barely see the chips. My husband and I would devour this, easily. Thanks!

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    Jan 15, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    I love nachos!! They are my favorite appetizer and really could eat them every single day with different toppings and protein! These look delicious!!

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    Jan 15, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    OMG. This. Is. Perfect! I always had a hard time thinking of finger foods (aside from the good ol’ chips) so thank you for this recipe! I’ll be trying it out the next time my bf’s friends are over 😀

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    ❣ The MrsTee ❣ (@mrsteeh)
    Jan 15, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Oh My!!! These look amazingly yummy!! I love dishes that have a mix of textures…a bit of crunch and savory all in one place! Great recipe!

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    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    OH MY Goodness, looks amazing!!! I need to make this ASAP! #Client

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    Lady Soda
    Jan 16, 2016 at 12:30 am

    Yummm! I love Nachos and I love Adobo! I’m a Filipino and Adobo is a fiilipino dish so this one is a sure winner for me! Your photos is making me drool a lot!

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    Jan 16, 2016 at 10:52 am

    I love these fresh vegetable toppings on my nachos. Hubby is more of a meat and cheese kind of nacho eater. He will enjoy the jalapenos where I will not. It looks like we have something arranged for dinner tonight!

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    Jan 17, 2016 at 2:21 am

    This looks marvelous. We love nachos and this will go fast, for sure.

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    Jan 17, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    These look delicious. Great job. 🙂

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    Healthier Steps
    Jan 17, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    I love nachos, looks amazing!

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    Jan 20, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    This looks really good! And your food photo is so alive.. it seems like the nachos is just in front of me!

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