Irish Nachos

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You are going to go nuts for this recipe. I first had a similar appetizer at a pub near my work. Every so often my office would go out for drinks, and we would savor every bite. So when I craved this dish a couple of weeks ago, I thought, why not make up my own recipe? My husband was skeptical at first, never having tasted this delicious appetizer. He thought the chips would get soggy – but alas, the broiler came to the rescue. He is now a convert, and a very full convert at that!

This recipe seems simple enough, but the flavor is all in the steak. Wait until you taste my (completely original) steak marinade. It is finger-licking good. I know that because I was actually licking the marinade off my fingers. And because I proceeded to use the same marinade on a filet of steak that my husband ate for dinner tonight.


1/4 C soy sauce
1/4 C water
1 tsp garlic powder
1 T sugar
3 T BBQ sauce
1 tsp honey
1/2 lb london broil, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 bag of kettle cooked potato chips
2/3 C cheddar cheese
1/3 C gruyere cheese
1/4 C green onion


1. Combine marinade ingredients. Add steak and allow to marinade, in refrigerator, for 2 hours.

Marinating steak

2. Turn oven to high broil. Scatter potato chips on a baking sheet and broil for 5-7 minutes, until they are golden brown (we want them to even crispier so they withstand the juices from the steak and avoid soggy doom).

Browned Chips

3. While chips are crisping, heat a wok or frying pan until a drop of water evaporates within a couple of seconds. Add a bit of oil to grease the pan, and then add the steak. Cook about one minute, then briefly brown the other sides of the steak tips. After approximately 2 minutes, remove the steak tips from heat.

4. Layer chips, steak and cheese on an oven safe dish. I like to make two layers so that all the chips get some cheese. Broil in the oven for 2-3 minutes, and when the cheese is just starting to melt, sprinkle the green onion on top. Cook a minute or so more until the cheese is completely melted and has covered the chips.

Close up

This is hands down one of my favorite recipes on this blog. I am so excited to eat it again, I may have to pretend to like hockey or NBA basketball, just so I can throw a party and make this dish. Here’s hoping you already have an excuse!

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