A Tex Mex Treat - Nachos
Nachos are considered more “Tex Mex” than Mexican, they were invented by Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya, in the 1940's, a restaurateur serving American servicemen.
At their essence, they are simply a layer of tortilla chips with melted cheddar cheese and jalapeño peppers.
Nachos are all about the ingredients, tortilla chips, homemade refried pinto beans, cheddar cheese, jalapeño peppers, salsa, guacamole, sour cream and fresh cilantro. Two kinds of tomato salsa may be used raw or cooked.
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- tortilla chips - extra thick - 1 14-oz bag
- 2-3 cups refried beans
- 1/2 lb, grated, about 3 cups cheddar cheese - 1/2 lb, grated, about 3 cupscheddar cheese - 1/2 lb, grated, about 3 cups cheddar cheese
- 4 peppers, sliced, pickled jalapeno peppers
- sour cream
- cilantro, chopped
Arrange a layer of tortilla chips along the bottom of a wide, shallow baking pan. The layer of tortilla chips can be a couple chips thick.
Spread the refried beans over the chips (this is why you need extra thick chips, so they don't break when encountering the beans).
Sprinkle the grated cheese over the top of chips and beans and lastly sprinkle slices of jalapeño peppers over the cheese.