A Tex Mex Treat - Nachos

Baby Kato


This recipe has been posted for play in Culinary Quest - Tex Mex. Recipe from website: simplyrecipes.com

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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10 Min


10 Min




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

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

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.
Bake in oven for 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. 5 minutes in a convection oven.
Serve with dollops of salsa, sour cream and guacamole, with chopped cilantro sprinkled on top.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids