Who doesn’t love nachos? They are the perfect food to eat while watching a football game right? Well that is what I gathered from my husband’s puppy dog eyes as he mentioned how one of his clients had said he was going to be having nachos for the Patriots game last night. Despite his insincere “oh no you don’t have to make nachos”, I made nachos. I am not complaining because they were a yummy treat!
Let me start by saying I did not make gourmet nachos with all homemade ingredients. I made easy, no frills, but delicious nachos. I know making nachos may seem like a simple thing to do, which it is, but in case you have never made them I thought I would share how I make nachos.
If I were making these for company I might make my own guacamole https://stephaniessliceoflife.com/?s=guacamole, maybe use homemade pulled pork https://stephaniessliceoflife.com/?s=pulled+pork, a combination of fancy cheeses, a better looking presentation, etc. The beauty of nachos is that you can make them however you like!
Last night I decided to use the following ingredients:
Shredded cheddar cheese
Ground turkey (or beef)
Sliced black olives
Banana peppers, chopped
I cooked ground turkey until no longer pink in a frying pan, drained the grease, and added the taco seasoning and water (follow instructions on the package). Cook for about 5 minutes until the mixture thickens. You can also use shredded cooked chicken mixed with the taco seasoning if you’d like.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spread a layer of tortilla chips covering the sheet.
Add shredded cheese on top of the chips. You can use as much or as little as you like.
Spread half of the taco meat on top of the chips.
Add another layer of chips and more shredded cheese. I don’t know about you but I like nachos stacked.
Now add the rest of the meat, the olives and black beans. My son doesn’t like beans or olives so I had to leave a section without. I then added some queso on top as well. You can never have too much cheese!
Bake at 375 degrees until the shredded cheese melts.
Then top with the remaining ingredients and that’s it!
Since not everyone in my family likes sour cream and guacamole, I served it on the side.