Can I Make "Steak Potato Nachos"?
I saw these Steak Potato Nachos on a Tasty YouTube video and they looked tasty and fun, so I decided to make it.
The potatoes are the nacho chip and it holds a piece of beef and then you top it off like a baked potato and a nacho. :)
Friday, November 22, 2019, Attempt #1:
The fun part of the recipe is that you use the bottom of the muffin pan to form the round nacho shape, so that the potatoes can hold the beef and toppings. It's the same technique as when I made mini-Chicken Tacos from a Hungry Cat YouTube video. :)
I did things a little bit different than in the Tasty Video.
1.) I didn't use a spice mix on my potatoes; I forgot about that part. :)
1.) They used skirt steak. I bought stew beef because it was already cut into small pieces. I got ~1/2 lb. of fresh beef for a few dollars or something like that; so cheap!
What I used:
- 1 Russet Potato
- Stew beef
- Sargento shredded cheddar
- Daisy Sour Cream
- Precut green onions
Equipment: Mandoline and Muffin Pan and Pan (for cooking beef)
First, I started cooking the beef in a small pan with oil on medium / medium-high.
While the beef was cooking, I started with the potatoes. I sliced the potatoes with the mandoline. The potato slices were quite thin, almost transparent, haha. :) So when I tried to put them on the bottom of the muffin pan to form the nacho then it wasn't sturdy enough and fell down.
Then I tried to microwave a potato a little bit and slice it myself, but my pieces were too thick to be nachos and it kind of fell apart.
So I just went back to my mandoline thin slices. I stacked a few of them together and placed them on the bottom of the muffin pan. That seemed to work. :)
In the photos here you can see the mandoline thin potatoes, baked potatoes and then how on the muffin pan: stacks of a few super-thin mandoline potatoes worked and then the ones I sliced after microwaving for a couple minutes didn't work.
I baked them at 300 degrees for ~25 min.
I took them out, put a beef in each nacho and topped with cheese, sour cream and green onion.
RESULT: Success! :)
We are good at this! How cute are the little steak potato nachos? I made this for lunch one day, but I just ate a few with some other stuff.
This whole tray seems like a lot of food! However, even if I ate all of them, this whole tray is only 1/2 a potato. As I mentioned when you eat mini-foods or appetizers, you can trick yourself into eating less. Also, I didn't use all the beef I made, so it's pretty healthy. You just have a sprinkling of cheese on each one and you can add sour cream or not.
I didn't know how to change the thickness of the slices on the mandoline when I made this, but I figured it out now, haha. :) Next time, I will make them a little thicker and I think they will turn out better.
Anyways, these little steak potato nachos are easy and fun to cook. It's a fun lunch/dinner for yourself or a good appetizer for a party.
Give it a try! We are good at this!