March 27, 2011

Nachos, Nachos & Nachos

Nachos began in the city of Piedras Negras-Coahuila, Mexico in 1943
by Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya.

Nachos of course are good as a snack or a full meal.
Typically the chips are made from corn and you can
literally throw any topping on them. You could seriously
make over 50 different types of Nachos.
Below are just a few to give you an idea...

BBQ Chicken Nachos
Buy already roasted chicken or chicken breast and shred
with your fingers or a fork. Then simmer BBQ sauce on
medium heat in a pan and toss the shredded chicken in
the BBQ sauce. Lay some nachos in an oven safe pan.
Add some shredded cheddar cheese on top and bake until
the cheese melts and throw some chopped scallions
on top if you'd like.

You could do a Buffalo chicken one as well. Top blue cheese
on top of the shredded Cheddar on this one!

Pulled Pork Nachos are good with topped pineapple chunks,
bell peppers, shredded jack pepper cheese, cilantro and a little
juice from a fresh lime.

Veggie Nachos can have sauteed red bell peppers, zucchini,
mushrooms, red onions, corn and shredded cheddar or monterey jack.
Also good with sour cream on top after it comes out of the oven.

Cheesesteak Nachos usually have sliced roast beef and caramelized
onions, cheese whiz, and is good with diced hot peppers.

Frank and Bean Nachos have sliced hot dogs that you first cook in a
pan and baked beans from a can that you simmer on the stove.
Add the frank and beans on top of the tortilla chips and then the
shredded cheddar with some chopped scallions and relish if you want.

Margarita Shrimp Nachos are good with shredded white cheddar cheese
and muenster cheese. Throw the LIME flavored chips in the oven until the
cheese melts and then top with sauteed shrimp that you sauteed on the
frying pan with a little garlic salt. Squeeze some juice from a fresh lime
to top off your shrimp margarita nachos.
Mushroom Nachos... dice up some button, shiitake, portobellas and
saute in the frying pan in olive oil adding some season salt or a
splash of soy sauce and throw onto the tortilla chips with
shredded provolone cheese.

Send me a comment with a Nacho that you came up with or favor!