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I had a long weekend off this Thanksgiving, but since I had two dinners in a row on Sat and Sunday, I decided to go another direction with Monday. I took out some ground beef, and gave Michael a few options, and we ended up with nachos!
What you need:
1/2 lb of some kind of meat, pref ground, but diced chicken breast would go great
1 packed of taco seasoning
1 jalapeno, roughly chopped, seeds and all!
1/4 red bell pepper, julienned
1 tomato diced
2 cups shredded cheese
1 bag of “restaurant style” tortilla chips
Anything else you’d like to add: Black Beans? Cilantro? Avocado? Sweet jesus I need to write these down.
Sour cream/hot sauce/salsa
Just remember that too many toppings can lead to limp soggy nachos.
Cook the meat with the taco seasoning and set aside to cool while you dice your other ingredients.
I gathered what ingredients I had that were "nacho" like. Chopped up 1 whole jalapeno, 1 tomato, 1/4 of a red bell pepper.
Begin layering in the pan. Put half of everything in, starting with chips and cheese, then everything else. Remember that cheese is your glue! Or something.
Repeat with layer two! But save a bit of cheese to sprinkle on top. If you were overzealous and added all the cheese on the bottom of this layer, just grate a bit more cheese.
Admire your nachos for a bit and consider just eating them as is. Then snap out of it and bake in a 400 degree oven until cheese is bubbley. Approx 20 mins. I was impatient and broiled them for a bit near the end, but if you choose to do this, PLEASE watch the oven. Lest you shall have burnt-chos.
Admire your golden baked deliciousness!
Enjoy in a poorly lit room with an assortment of hot sauces. May I add that Tiger Sauce is by far the greatest thing on the planet. Ever.