Steak and Chicken Leftovers 

Remember that saturday post with that awesome steak and chicken recipe I gave you guys…well here’s the first way i repurposed them.

In this household NBA is king (well for my husband I like the playoffs, regular season I will probably read a book during the game) however we are in the playoffs! 

So to make game night even more special I pulled out those homemade chips, left over steak and chicken and made some cheesy nachos.


  • chopped skirt steak
  • chopped chicken
  • corn tortilla chips (recipe below)
  • roasted salsa (recipe below)
  • Guacamole
  • Mexican mix shredded cheese 

On an over friendly dish put a layer of chips, cheese, steak and chicken then repeat ending with a good helping of cheese over all of it. Put under a broiler until the cheese is nice and melted. Serve with salsas and guac on the side.

Corn Tortilla chips:

  • Vegetable oil
  • corn tortillas cut into 8 pieces (cut them at least 1 hour ahead of time to let them dry a little, makes for better chips) for 2 people I cut up about 15 tortillas (we really like chips)
  • something to fry the in
  • kosher salt

Heat vegetable oil to 375. Place cut tortilla strips in oil. Cook until you hear the oil get quiet (about 5 mins depending how many chips you put in the oil). Take them out, shake off excess oil and salt them. DONE! 

Roasted salsa:

  • 4 medium tomatoes 
  • 2-3 jalapeños (depends how spicy you like your salsa)
  • salt

Broil tomatoes and jalapeños until the skins are nice and charred. You want them to get charred because that charred skin gives it a lot of flavor.

Let them cool then put them in blender with a heart amount of salt and puree. The salt and jalapeños are both to taste. Sometimes you get spicy jalapeños and only need one sometimes you get mild ones and need 3. Blend one, taste and add. You can always add spice and salt, once its in there you can’t take it away. 


  • 2 avocados
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1 small sweet yellow onion
  • 2 jalapeños 
  • 2 tsp cilantro
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 lime

Dice the tomato, onion, jalapeños. Cut avocados and smash them in a bowl. Once you have them smashed add the tomatoes, onion and slowly add the jalapeños (again you can always add spice). Add salt and lime juice. Start with smaller amounts. Taste and add some more. There is no exact science to this because everyone has different preferences. Serve with your homemade chips and people will love you! 


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