Thursday, January 15, 2015

Super Nachos

Super Nachos are a fun food to serve anytime. You can make them your own by adding any topping you like; sliced black olives, jalapeno peppers, beans, cheese, sour cream ... the possibilities are endless.

1 lb ground beef
Tortilla chips (or chips of your choice)
2 tbls. DIY Taco Seasoning Mix (see below)
1/3 cup water
3-4 tbls. salsa
sliced black olives
sliced jalapeno peppers
shredded cheddar cheese

Brown ground beef, drain grease. Return to heat and sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of the Taco Seasoning Mix over beef (adjust this amount to suit your taste). Add 1/3 water and simmer until liquid is absorbed.

Place Tortilla chips on the bottom of a small casserole dish.Top with ground beef mixture, then add salsa, sliced olives and sliced jalapeno peppers. Top with shredded cheddar cheese and microwave about 45-60 seconds or until cheese is melting.

Serve immediately.

DIY Taco Seasoning Mix
1 tbsp. chili powder
½ tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. onion powder (or dried minced onion)
¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
½ tsp. dried oregano
½ tsp. paprika
1½ tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. course-ground black pepper

Mix together all ingredients. Store in an airtight container until ready to use (I store mine in small 4 oz. mason jars). Recipe is easily doubled.