A mound of kettle cooked potato chips is covered in blackened steak and tangy blue cheese for a bold nacho experience that will have everyone at the party begging for more Black & Blue Steak Nachos!

Black & Blue Steak Nachos

Have you ever had nachos made with potato chips?! If not, you’ve got to make these black & blue steak nachos ASAP. Thick kettle cooked potato chips make for awesome nachos, y’all!

And when you top them with tender, perfectly spiced steak bits and creamy, tang-in-every-bite blue cheese, your nacho loving world will be rocked… in the best way!

Black & Blue Steak Nachos

My fellow Texans will be thrilled to know I used Nolan Ryan All Natural Texas Beef from my local Kroger to top these nachos with. I love how Nolan Ryan beef comes in such a great variety of cuts in the Kroger meat department.

And now through 9/4/18, customers receive 3x Fuel Points when using a paper or digital coupon for purchases in the Meat & Seafood department in Kroger North Texas Stores. So awesome as we’re planning to fuel up and road trip to Oklahoma for Labor Day weekend. (Note: the 3x Fuel Points offer is not valid in the state of Louisiana)

Black & Blue Steak Nachos

One of my favorite cuts is Nolan Ryan’s steak strips cut for stir fry. I use these perfectly sliced thin steak strips in so many ways. From stir fry to salad to sandwiches to nachos, the options are endless and always delicious. I love how having the steak already sliced thin makes for super quick prep and cooking time.

Black & Blue Steak Nachos

These nachos couldn’t be easier to make which is so great when it comes to party food.

You’ll start by whisking together a simple yet super flavorful blackened seasoning to coat the steak in. The way all the spices crisp on the outside of each piece of steak makes it so perfect for pairing with the blue cheese and potato chips. Yum yum!

I like cutting the steak strips into little pieces so each potato chip has a few steak bits on it. It also makes cooking the steak even faster. Literally takes longer to heat the skillet than it does to blacken the steak. A good hot cast iron skillet will cook the steak to perfection in just 3-4 minutes.

Black & Blue Steak Nachos

Layers of potato chips and blue cheese crumbles are piled on a parchment-lined baking sheet ready to be topped with the blackened steak and more blue cheese crumbles.

Black & Blue Steak Nachos

Into the oven they go for just 10 minutes to let the blue cheese melt together with the steak and potato chips.

Once baked, the nachos are drizzled with as much chunky blue cheese dressing as your blue cheese loving heart desires and some chopped green onions to bring it all together.

Black & Blue Steak Nachos

Get ready to wow yourself and those you share these steak nachos with. They’re amazing! The blackened steak and blue cheese combo with the salty crunch of potato chips is undeniably delicious.

Black & Blue Steak Nachos

Add these nachos to your upcoming Labor Day or game day menu. The crowd will go crazy over them!



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Black & Blue Steak Nachos

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  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Appetizer


A mound of kettle cooked potato chips is covered in blackened steak and tangy blue cheese for a bold nacho experience that will have everyone at the party begging for more!


Blackened Seasoning:

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  • 1 pound Nolan Ryan All Natural Texas Beef thinly sliced steak strips
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 (8.5 ounce) kettle cooked potato chips
  • 8 ounces blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/4 cup chunky blue cheese dressing, for drizzling
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion, for garnishing


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Cover a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. To prepare the blackened seasoning, whisk together the chili powder, dried thyme, cayenne pepper, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and kosher salt in a small mixing bowl until well combined.
  3. Cut the steak strips into small pieces. Place the steak pieces in a medium bowl and toss with the blackened seasoning mix until each piece is coated completely.
  4. Heat the canola oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Once the skillet is hot, place the steak in it in a single layer. Cook for 1-2 minutes on each side until slightly crusty and starting to blacken a bit. Remove from heat.
  5. Scatter half of the potato chips on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with 1/3 of the blue cheese crumbles. Top with the remaining potato chips and half of the remaining blue cheese crumbles. Spoon the blackened steak evenly over the potato chips. Sprinkle with remaining blue cheese crumbles.
  6. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes or until blue cheese is bubbly and potato chips are starting to bronze in parts.
  7. Remove nachos from the oven. Drizzle with blue cheese dressing and sprinkle with chopped green onions before serving.

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  1. For those of us who do not a local Kroger, is this thin sliced sirloin, round, or tenderized round steak?