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Steak and Cheese Nachos Recipe
shaved steak and peppers
with spicy cheese sauce


Steak and Cheese Nachos

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Serves: 4

We love nachos. And we also love steak and cheese sandwiches. Put them together and you have the super-delicious (and very SuperBowl appropriate) Steak and Cheese Nachos! We use the traditional shaved steak, sauteed peppers and American cheese from the classic sandwich, but mix that with a tangier cheddar in a spicy cheese sauce. Garnish with any nacho toppings to make a great 'fusion' dish that's just good eating for any man-cave or SuperBowl party!

For our wine pairing, we've taken a similar approach of picking SuperBowl-oriented options. Our "Splurge" is made from a thick, chewy, high-tannin variety, Petite Sirah, from California producer Spellbound. For our "Steal", we're breaking from tradition and featuring a BEER (insert shock and gasp here). Listen, it's the SuperBowl. And even if you're a wine lover, sometimes you just want a beer!

Wine Pairing

2009 Spellbound Petite Sirah, California
A SuperBowl wine should turn your teeth black. This wine delivers, while maintaining class. ($16)

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If the Petite Sirah above were a wine, it would be a Guinness. Dark, complex and smooth. ($8-$10/6)

Steak and Cheese Nachos Ingredients:

1 lb shaved steak
1 vidalia onion
1 red bell pepper
½ lb American cheese
½ lb Monterey Jack cheese
1 can or bottle of dark beer (we like Guinness!)
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp Worcester sauce
1 tsp hot sauce
1 bag corn chips

Steak and Cheese Nachos Cooking Instructions

1.) Thinly slice onion and pepper. Shred both cheeses and combine.

2.) Heat oil in a large pan over medium high heat and add onions and bell pepper.Cook down, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes until onions start to caramelize.

3.) Sprinkle steak with salt and pepper and add to pan. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring to avoid over-browning. Reserve.

4.) In a saucepan, heat 1 cup Guinness with hot sauce and Worcester sauce. Dredge cornstarch with cheese then slowly add to beer (drink remaining beer).

5.) Mixture will thicken into a creamy cheese
sauce. If it doesn't get to the desired thickness, add a bit more cornstarch and stir. Season with salt and pepper.

6.) When cheese sauce is ready, place a large amount of chips on a platter.  Place steak mixture on chips, then pour cheese sauce evenly over the top.

7.) Garnish with your favorite nacho accompaniments - salsa fresca, sour cream, jalapenos, avocado, or whatever you like best. Then pop another Guinness, enjoy your nachos, and watch the Patriots take home the SuperBowl win!

Next Recipe: NY Strip Steak with Parmesan Fries & Red Wine Sauce 



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