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chorizo nachos

Recipe by
Millie Johnson
Valley Head, AL

I was wanting something different and just happened to have a pound of chorizo I had picked up from the Mexican market in the fridge and some blue corn chips in the cupboard, so my idea for Chorizo Nachos was born. Turned out very good ! ** An oven proof plate is necessary, as the dish is finished with a couple minutes under the broiler to melt the cheese.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chorizo nachos

  • 1 lb
    chorizo (mexican sausage, mild or medium
  • 1
    onion, diced
  • 1/2
    bell pepper, diced
  • 1 can
    fire roasted diced tomatoes (14.5 oz. can)
  • 2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    jalapeno sauce * can use dice fresh jalapeno. i was just out at the time)
  • 1 tsp
    cayenne pepper * use less for less heat
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 bag
    corn chips

How To Make chorizo nachos

  • 1
    Remove chorizo from the casings and set aside. * Wash hands after handling the raw chorizo before proceeding to next step)
  • 2
    Dice onion and bell pepper. Hold back 1/3 cup dice onion for garnish.
  • 3
    Add oil to a large, hot skillet then add the diced pepper and onion (save 1/3 cup diced onion for garnish) and sauté for a couple minutes, just till onion is translucent. * if using a fresh, diced jalapeno, add it in now.
  • 4
    Now add the chorizo and cook till chorizo is fully cooked, about 5-7 minutes.
  • 5
    Add the fire roasted tomatoes, minced garlic, salt, cayenne pepper, cumin, chili powder and jalapeno sauce.
  • 6
    Stir, smashing tomato with the back of your spoon. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and cook till most of the liquid is absorbed (8-10 minutes).
  • 7
    Arrange corn chips on plate and top with 1/4 of the chorizo mixture and 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese.
  • 8
    Place plate under broiler for one or two minutes, just to melt the cheddar cheese. Careful ! Plate will be HOT ! Garnish with diced onion and sliced jalapenos if desired.