Nachos

Tomorrow is May 1st. Mind blown. Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and I initially thought that nachos would be a great way to celebrate the occasion, and they are, but then I realized that nachos are awesome any day of the year.

I wasn’t sure that I wanted to blog a recipe for nachos because I don’t think that there is a right or wrong way to do it. Grab some chips and pile on the ingredients that you love. Make a pile for one person or 50.

My husband and I made these nachos on New Year’s Eve. See? Nachos 365. Anyway, my sister in CT and my other sister in PA also made nachos for their families on New Year’s Eve. We all exchanged photos to see what each of us had put together and everyone did something completely different but they were all delicious.

I really loved the way ours turned out so I decided to share what we made in case you’re interested and looking for ideas to try something different.

Nachos Recipe
(Makes 1 to 100 servings, give or take)

Ingredients:

  • tortilla chips
  • shredded cheese
  • black beans
  • chopped seasoned chicken
  • salsa
  • sour cream
  • chopped jalapenos
  • chopped avocado
  • chopped black olives
  • chopped fresh cilantro

Note: I purposely did not include measurements. Add however much you like of each ingredient, skip an ingredient, or add extra ingredients. You can’t go wrong if you make it to however YOU want.

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In an oven safe baking dish or a cookie sheet, spread a layer of tortilla chips.
  3. Evenly distribute some of the shredded cheese, black beans, and chopped chicken over the chips. This is your first layer.
  4. Spread a second layer of tortilla chips on top.
  5. Evenly distribute the remaining shredded cheese, black beans, and chopped chicken on top. This is your second and last layer (unless you are making massive nachos for a bunch of people, then keep going until you run out of stuff).
  6. Bake it in the preheated oven for 10 to 20 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
  7. Add the salsa, sour cream, chopped jalapenos, avocado, black olives, and cilantro on top.
  8. Serve immediately while warm.

Source: Tina’s Chic Corner

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