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Foil Pack Carne Asada Nachos Recipe

  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Time 3 hours
Carne Asada Nachos

These are perfect foil-packet nachos for camping! Fresh char-grilled carne asada with bright flavors layered onto fully loaded cheesy tortilla chips with beans all nestled into aluminum foil and cooked over the campfire is a perfect base for every nacho topping you desire. What do you put on your nachos?


For the Marinade:

  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, stemmed seeded and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Jalapeno Lime Pilsner Rub
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped

For the Carne Asada:

  • 1.5 lbs flank steak
  • salt and pepper


  • 10 oz refried beans
  • 13 oz tortilla chips
  • 8 oz colby cheese, shredded
  • 4 oz beans, rinsed and drained

Nacho Toppings

  • crema
  • 1/4 cup queso fresco, crumbled
  • salsa
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • avocado, chopped
  • cilantro, chopped


Marinate Steak

  • Using a gallon sized resealable bag, mix the orange juice, oil, lime juice, garlic cloves, and jalapeno slices together by tossing them all in.
  • Pat the steak dry with paper towels and rub it with the Jalapeno rub and cumin.
  • Add the steak and the cilantro to the bag and seal, pressing out as much air as possible.
  • Using your hands, rub the bag, making sure all of the ingredients are mixed and coating the beef.
  • Allow the steak to marinate at least 2 hours, or up to over night in a chilled cooler or refrigerator.

Grill Steak

  • Place the steak over direct heat and grill, flipping often, until the beef has cooked to your desired internal temp, at least 135 degrees, 15 to 20 minutes.

Rest the Meat

  • Wrap the flank steak in foil and allow it to rest for 15 minutes before slicing.

Slice thin

  • Slice the beef into thin strips working aginst the grain on a biase for the best bite.

Make the Nachos:

  • Arrange a long sheet of aluminum foil on a clean work surface.
  • Dollop the refried beans onto the center of the foil and using the back of a spoon, spread the refried beans into a circle, creating the base of your nachos. Make sure this isn’t too big as you need to fold the foil up around the pile of chips.
  • Once the base is make, add a thin layer of tortilla chips.
  • Top the layer with thin slices of hte carne asada, cheese, and black beans.
  • Repeat for two or three more layers, making sure the top layer has extra cheese.
  • Fold the long ends up the foil up over the chips carefully, as to not break the chips, and pinch the edges shut.
  • Carefully place the foil packet over indirect heat and allow the nachos to cook, so the cheese melted through on every layer, checking every 7 minutes or so depending on the heat of your fire.
  • Once the cheese has melted through, carefully remvoe the foil pack nachos from the campfire and open the packet.
  • Using a variety of topping, cover the top of your nachos with sliced avocado, scallions, sliced jalapeno, red onion, and sweet peppers.
  • Serve liquid items like sour cream, guacamole or salsa on the side to prevent soggy chips.
  • Garnish with cilantro and crema if desired.
  • Devour.
Carne Asada Nachos

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Used in this Recipe

Derek Wolf Jalapeno Lime Pilsner bbq seasoning

Derek Wolf | Jalapeño Lime Pilsner Rub

$14.95 - $24.99


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