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Cheesy Steak and Onion Ring Nachos

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Flat iron steak and onions are layered over onion rings and topped with a homemade cheese sauce in these decadent onion ring nachos."
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2 h 50 m servings 668
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Combine chili powder, sea salt, and cumin in a bowl; rub over steak. Place steak on a plate and cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate for 1 hour and up to overnight. Remove from refrigerator and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat a grill pan over high heat. Rub steak and sliced yellow onion with vegetable oil; cook on the hot grill until steak is cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 140 degrees F (60 degrees C). Let steak and onion rest for 20 minutes. Thinly slice.
  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Spread onion rings in 1 layer onto a baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until browned and crisp, 14 to 16 minutes.
  5. Cook and stir cheese food and diced tomatoes and green chiles in a saucepan over medium-low heat until cheese sauce is smooth, 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. Spread baked onion rings on a serving platter and top with steak and onions. Pour 3/4 of the cheese sauce over the top, reserving the remaining sauce to serve alongside the nachos. Top nachos with tomato, cilantro, jalapeno peppers, and green onions.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Flank steak can be used in place of the flat iron, if desired.
  • Editor's Note:
  • The directions for cooking onion rings are based on the particular brand mentioned. Follow instructions on bag if using a different brand.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 668 calories; 45 36.8 31.1 87 1550 Full nutrition

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This was unique and excellent and the perfect what I call bar food! This will be a big hit to anyone that likes onion rings. The only change I had to make is that I had to add some milk to my Ve...

This was great! I used a top round (it was on sale), fresh jalapenos (personal preference), and added sour cream. I think this could easily be adapted to meatless, if you're vegetarian or just ...

I am a garlic nut, so I added minced garlic.....very nice and easy to make. :)

I didn't have any chillie powder and doubled the steak and seasonings for it loved how it turned out was a little much onion and seasoning for my wife

My husband and I both liked it! I will make it again!

Recipes like this make me miss the states like crazy !!