Nachos For Dinner

• Mission tortilla chips (he worked for Mission Foods)
• Black beans
• Refried beans
• Cheese sauce in a jar (heated)
• Hamburger seasoned with salt, paprika, chili powder and cayenne
• Chopped tomatoes, olives, iceburg lettuce
• Dollops of sour cream
• Salsa
This is my husband’s secret recipe that has satisfied many friends over the years. When we visited our first exchange student, “Big Al”, at his home in Germany, we carried all the ingredients on the plane in a rolling cooler, so he could share his favorite American meal with his friends. This dish was also served on our front porch at a fundraiser for 36 people! It’s quick to make – 20 minutes maximum. Prepare the toppings while you sauté hamburger and add seasonings, drain excess fat; heat beans and arrange the chips in a metal SHALLOW oblong baking pan.
With the next step comes the fine art of making nachos…..balancing the layers of ingredients in such a way that every scoop is complete. Start with the burger, then the refried both beans, cheese and work your way up ending with the toppings: lettuce, tomatoes, olives , salsa and sour cream. Serve immediately with tongs or other gripping serving tool.
My next blog post will be a recipe for what to do with leftover nachos…..


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