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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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
1 hr 50 mins
total:
2 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Spread onion rings in 1 layer onto a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until browned and crisp, 14 to 16 minutes.

  • 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.

  • 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

668 calories; protein 31.1g 62% DV; carbohydrates 36.8g 12% DV; fat 45g 69% DV; cholesterol 87mg 29% DV; sodium 1549.5mg 62% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2017
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 Velveeta mixture to get it to thin down enough to pour. This recipe takes a little bit of time but is worth every bit of the effort. I promise you won't be disappointed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2017
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 Velveeta mixture to get it to thin down enough to pour. This recipe takes a little bit of time but is worth every bit of the effort. I promise you won't be disappointed. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2018
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 Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2018
My husband and I both liked it! I will make it again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2018
I am a garlic nut so I added minced garlic.....very nice and easy to make.:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2018
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 trying to reduce the amount of meat in your diet. The steak was good but nothing that wouldn't also have been great with seasoned mushroom slices. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2017
Recipes like this make me miss the states like crazy!! Read More
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