Steak and Sweet Potato Nachos
Sweet potato nachos are so easy to make on the grill. This recipe uses both a cast iron skillet and the grill to complete the whole meal. While the potatoes are cooking, the steak, corn, onions and peppers are grilled, chopped and added to the skillet. Topped off with a creamy jalapeno-lime sauce for the perfect finish. Definitely an amped up nacho experience worth trying!
- 2 large sweet potatoes, sliced into 1/4" thick round (look for thinner, longer variety)
- olive oil
- 1 can pinto or black beans, drained
- 3 ears of corn, husks and silk removed
- 1 small sweet onion cut into 1/2" rounds
- 2 large jalapeno peppers
- 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco
- 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
- for steak:
- 1 flat steak, about 1-1 1/4 pounds
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- juice of 1 lime
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon granulated onion
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- for creamy sauce:
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 roasted jalapeno, seeds removed and chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Combine marinade mixture for flat steak. Place steak in a resealable plastic bag and pour marinade over top, making sure the meat is well submerged. Seal bag and place into refrigerator for 2-4 hours.
- Preheat grill for medium-high heat.
- Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the bottom of a 12" cast iron skillet. Working from outside in, lay down the first sweet potato slice and place the second halfway off the next making a circular pattern leading to the center of the pan. Place onto the grill and cook for 15-20 minutes until the sweet potatoes become tender.
- Brush corn, onion slices, and jalapeno peppers with olive oil. Place onto grill. Cook corn and peppers, turning often until they have some light charring. Remove from grill and place onto a large cutting board. Grill onions 3 minutes per side, or until they become slightly tender and take on a golden hue. Take off of heat and add with other vegetables.
- Remove steak from marinade bag and place onto the grill. Cook 4-7 minutes per side, depending on thickness. Once cooked remove and place onto a cutting board.
- By now the sweet potatoes should be tender. Add drained pinto or black beans on top of potatoes. Slice jalapenos, reserving half of one for the sauce. Cut away kernels from ear of corn. Chop onions. Place vegetables on top of beans.
- Slice steak and place onto vegetables. Top all of it with crumbled queso fresco
- Cook for an additional 5-7 minutes or until everything has warmed through and cheese has melted.
- Remove seeds from the reserved half of jalapeno. Chop and add to blender with sour cream, lime juice, and salt. Blend mixture until smooth.
- Take sweet potato nachos off of grill and place onto a heat resistant surface. It will be screaming hot at this point so let it stand for about 5-7 minutes. Drizzle with sauce, garnish with cilantro leaves, and serve.
Photo by: Sabrina Baksh