Thursday, April 14, 2011

Nachos Supreme

My husband has been asking for Nachos for a while now.  Usually he waits until 9:00 pm at night after I've spent all day chasing after my two little ones and cooking and cleaning all day.  By then all I want to do is sit down and put my feet up for 30 minutes before I go to bed.  So he convinced me to make him Nachos for dinner tonight.  This was the first time my 3 1/2 year old has ever had Nachos before.  Seeing the combination of cheese and chips (both of which she rarely eats) on one plate had her sitting at the table just giggling.

You can use any kind of tortilla chip you like for this recipe.  I put mine all on a baking sheet and stick them in the oven at 300 degrees while I make everything else so they are warm when served.  I washed my canned black beans and put them in a small pan with chicken stock and cumin and simmered for about 10 minutes.  I did nothing fancy with our chicken.  I used thin sliced boneless skinless chicken breasts and simply put a bit of taco seasoning on each side and seared them off in a pan and then shredded.  The only real work was making a cheese sauce and getting some guacamole ready.  With my guacamole I find simple is the best for us, especially since my 8 month old loves to eat it too.

Nacho Cheese Sauce

1 1/2 c. half and half
16 oz. of cheese (I use PepperJack)
2 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. flour
Salt & Pepper to taste
1/8 c. chopped jarred jalapeños

Melt butter in a saucepan.  Add in flour and whisk until well combined.  Slowly pour in half and half while whisking to prevent lumps.  Once heated add in the cheese, jalapeños, salt and pepper and bring to a simmer to allow to thicken.  Pour over your nachos or use for a dipping sauce.  If your sauce is too thick add a bit more milk, if it is too thin add a bit more cheese.


1 ripe Avocado
1 fresh lime, juiced
Salt & Pepper to taste
Pinch of garlic powder
Pinch of onion powder

Simply scoop out the Avocado and place in a bowl with lime juice.  Add in the other seasons to taste.  This is a recipe I usually just eyeball so taste as you go to not add to much garlic or onion powder as I honestly don't measure, this was just a guess.

Pile your nachos high with all your favorite toppings and enjoy!


  1. Yum these look delicious!

    My sisters and I just started our first themed blog hop over at every Sunday!. This weeks theme is appetizers. We would love for you to come over and share these or any of your favorite appetizer recipes with our blog readers. Have a great weekend.