I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Nacho's

This is such a quick meal to make. Make it as plain or elaborate as you want. Make everything from scratch or buy your cheese sauce & taco seasoning all made up. Both are delicious.

(My style, loaded with everything)

(Bill's style, cheese & tomatoes)

NACHO'S (serves 6)

Ingredients:
*1 pound hamburger
*2 teaspoons chili powder
*2 teaspoons cumin (use gluten free if needed)
*1 teaspoon salt
*1/8 cup water
*1 (10 or 12 ounce) bag corn tortilla chips
*1 (10.75 ounce) can nacho cheese soup or make your own.
*1/8 cup milk

Topping Ingredients: (pick whatever you like or all)
*5-6 green onions, chopped
*sour cream
*salsa
*2 tomatoes, chopped
*1 small can refried beans
*1 (6 ounce) can black olives, chopped
*1 jalapeno pepper, sliced
*1 avocado, chopped, dressed with lemon juice

Directions:
~Brown the ground beef in a medium skillet, until no longer pink.
~Drain.
~Add chili powder, cumin, salt, and water.
~Cook for 5 minutes, reduce heat and simmer.
~Heat oven to 350 degrees.
~Place tortilla chips on a large cookie sheet or jelly roll pan.
~In a small sauce pan, mix nacho cheese soup, with 1/8 cup milk.
~Heat on low heat, until hot.
~Put chips in oven for 5-10 minutes, until hot.
~If using beans put on your plate first.
~Put desired amount of tortilla chips on plate.
~Put taco meat on tortilla chips, then the cheese.
~Layer with desired toppings.

*If it's to hot to turn on the oven, heat the tortilla chips on the grill over low heat. Watch them so the just get hot and not burnt.

Variations:
~Substitute beef for chicken
~Make your own cheese sauce
*2 tablespoons butter
*2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
*2 cups whole milk
*1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
*2 1/2 cups (3/4 pound) pepper jack cheese, shredded
melt butter in skillet. Add flour & cayenne pepper, and cook a couple minutes, will become a paste. Slowly whisk in milk, will become a nice white sauce. Add cheese and stir until melted.

Vegetarian Variation:
`Substitute hamburger with Boca Crumbles.
`Omit meat all together.

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