These nachos are definitely restaurant quality and they’re homemade! Freshly made tortilla chips with all the fixings. Wonderful authentic Mexican flavors I’m sure you will love and this is a real crowd pleaser. This is a great idea for when you have your friends over to watch the game or for a dinner party.
You can buy some of these ingredients pre-made in your store like the pico de gallo, refried beans, enchilada sauce, chips and guacamole. I had some left over from a nice Mexican dinner that I made the night before. The meat can be substituted for chicken, or taco meat made from hamburger to make it easier.
10 6in. corn tortillas
6 oz. shredded beef (warmed)
6 oz. refried beans (warmed)
5 oz. cheddar cheese (shredded)
5 oz. jack cheese (shredded)
4 oz. red enchilada sauce
4 oz. guacamole
4 oz. crema mexicana or sour cream
4 oz. pico de gallo
3 cups vegetable or canola oil for frying
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Start by cutting the tortillas into triangles. Just stack them up and cut in half from four different angles. Heat the oil in a medium size skillet to 350 degrees and fry your chips. About 10 to 15 at a time, you don’t want to fry too many at once because they won’t cook evenly. You will want to flip them about half way through the cooking process to cook both sides. Each batch will only take 1 to 2 minutes. Remove them to some paper towels ( placed on a piece of foil ) and lightly salt them immediately so the salt will stick. Flip the cooked chips to one side of the paper towels to make room for the next batch. Continue to fry until all of your chips are done. I really recommend making your own chips instead of using store bought, the crispiness and fresh flavor of homemade doesn’t even compare to any store bought chip.
After your chips are cooked arrange them in a pile on an oven safe plate ( please make sure that the plate can handle a 350 degree oven ). I also like to put the plate on a bake sheet or pizza pan to make it easier to remove from the oven. Add small spoonfuls of the warm beans to the top of the chips. You should have small little piles that cover the top ( kind of like putting pepperoni on a pizza where there is some space between). Follow by doing the same thing with the meat. Drizzle the enchilada sauce over the beans and meat. Mix the cheeses together and cover the whole thing. Place in a preheated 350 degree oven and bake for about 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Remove from oven. add your pico de gallo, guacamole and crema mexicana or sour cream and dig in! Hot sauce is optional as well as olives or anything else you may want to add.
These are authentic nachos which don’t come with that cheese sauce stuff you find in the fast food restaurants. Those are pretty tasty too but these are awesome! I hope you will enjoy this recipe and HAPPY COOKING!