Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Mucho Ground Beef Nachos

One of the easiest, yummiest, most well received foods I serve to guests has got to be nachos. I’ve made them recently for friends who came over to play cards. Nachos are also great for Super Bowl and other watch-the-sporting-event-on-TV parties. They’re not fancy, but most people seem to love them.

Everyone has their own recipe for making nachos. Here’s mine:


1 lb. lean ground beef
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1 (12 oz.) bag tortilla chips (I prefer On the Border)
2 (15 oz.) cans refried beans (I prefer Amy’s Organic)
8 oz. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
8 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup guacamole (homemade or Wholly Guacamole)
1 ½ cups fresh salsa
1 cup sour cream
1 (4 oz.) can diced jalapenos
1 (4 oz.) can sliced black olives

Cook ground beef in skillet over stove. Drain grease and add 1 cup water and taco seasoning packet. Simmer 10-15 minutes. Turn off heat and set aside.

Place tortilla chips over a large glass platter (or two 10-inch glass pie plates). Spoon refried beans on top, trying to get some beans on each chip. Add ground beef and cheeses, spreading evenly. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 5-10 minutes, or cook in a microwave for 2-3 minutes—just until cheese has melted. Remove from oven. Top nachos with guacamole, fresh salsa, sour cream jalapenos and black olives. Serve immediately.



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