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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tricia's Week 19 Recipe: Nachos

I have never made nachos in the oven before, but I love nachos.  I made tacos earlier, and had ingredients remaining, so while this is not a hard recipe, I did learn a few things and will share them:

Nacho chips of whatever variety you like
Pepperjack cheese, 1/2 cup ish
cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup
refried beans (leftover, about 1/2 cup)
taco meat (leftover, about 1/2 cup)
lettuce shredded
tomato, chopped
sour cream

Take out a large oven safe dish, I used a pyrex baking dish.  Note: I put aluminum foil in the bottom to make taking the nachos out easier.  While this was easier, the cheese stuck to the Al foil.  Either grease pan or foil to make removal easier. Mix together beans and meat, preheat a bit. Put layer of nacho chips in dish.  Cover w/ pepper jack cheese.  Put second, much smaller layer of chips down and put cheddar cheese on top.  put this in oven until cheese is mostly melted.  Pull out, add meat, sprinkle cheese garnish, put back in oven.  (meat was hot already).  Pull back out, garnish with remainting ingredients, and eat!

I will make nachos again. I found some lovely multigrain w/ flax chips at the store I would like to try this with.  I will also try different cheeses.  I highly recommend beans or the bean/meat combo - a great way to use up taco leftovers!

1 comment:

  1. To keep the cheese from sticking to the foil, try using the "Release" type foil. One side is non-stick, more or less. I keep a small roll of this in addition to the regular foil.