Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Pantry's So good Homemade Nacho's.

I made these Nacho's for the Pro Bowl Game. The chips take a bit of time but they are so worth the effort. Hope you enjoy the recipe.

The Pantry's so good Homemade Nacho recipe.
So simple ingredients:
16-10 inch soft corn or flour tortillas
Canola oil for frying
Kosher salt
Let's Do It!
1. Arrange soft tortillas in a stack and cut into 4 equal wedges. Pour oil in 3-quart pan and set on medium-high to high heat. Or use a deep fryer. When oil is hot enough to make a piece of tortilla sizzle, add tortilla wedges, a few at a time, and gently stir to separate. Cook until crisp (1 to 1-1/2 minutes); lift from oil with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
2. Gently toss hot chips with a liberal amount of Kosher Salt. (This is a treat so don't skimp on this step.)
Nacho Filling and Garnish:
2 large scallions minced
2 tab olive oil
1  pound ground beef
1 can refried beans
4 tablespoons chili powder
1/3 cup ground cumin
1 tablespoon ground coriander
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons cayenne
3 teaspoons kosher salt
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Or 1 package taco seasoning mix
1 cup Velveeta cheese
2 small cans green chilies
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes (only if using packaged taco seasoning)
1 small Spanish onion grated
Let’s do it!
Sauté minced scallions in the olive oil. Add ground beef and drain.
Add refried beans and seasoning. Simmer five minutes.
Add Velveeta Cheese, green chilies, red pepper flakes and grated onion.
Simmer until cheese is melted.
Garnish is good!!
1 cup shredded or chopped lettuce (we use Romaine) Not traditional but it is what we LOVE.
1 cup fresh diced tomatoes.
1 cup sour cream
¼ cup black olives
¼ cup chopped green onions
Tip: I love Guacamole, Dan does not. So I slice fresh Avocados and place on the side.
Let's get creative!
Place chips on bottom of platter, then ladle beef and bean dip in center. Top in order of above garnish suggestions, or use your own layered ideas. Serve extra homemade chips on the side with your favorite Salsa. (I will share mine next week)

1 comment:

Hope Endures said...

Sounds like these are "nacho" ordinary nachos!! ;) (Wow...that joke was "cheesy"...and the puns keep coming...)Seriously, these look really good. Want to come over??