The first time Brent made these for me was back in October. It was right before Halloween and I was trying my best not to eat “bad things” because we (and his brother) were going to be the Dukes of Hazard for Halloween.
Daisy Duke didn’t have a pudgy belly. She probably didn’t eat nachos. I however DO eat nachos and then spent all of Halloween night sucking my gut in as best as I could.
None of this has anything to do with why I call them “Marry Me Nachos”, but writing this post made me remember that. I call them “Marry Me Nachos” because I had about two bites and promptly asked Brent to marry me.
He said no.
And then I cried.
*Serves 4-6 people
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 taco seasoning packet
- tortilla chips
- diced jalapeños, small can undrained
- 1 cup bean dip, mixed with water
- 3 cups cheese cheddar and/or pepper jack
- 1 large tomato, diced
- ½ cup chopped onion or scallions
- 1 cup cheese on top
- 1 ¼ - 1 ½ cups of water
- ½ cup salsa
1. Brown your ground beef and prepare according to taco seasoning pack. Turn off and stir in ½ cup of salsa. Set aside when done. Take 1 cup of bean dip, place in bowl and slowly mix in warm water until you get a milkshake thick consistency. You want it to be thick but pourable.
2. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring water to a low simmer. Add 1- 2 tablespoons of jalapeño juice depending on how spicy you want cheese mixture. Slowly add two cups of shredded cheese until fully melted and cheese sauce is a slightly thick consistency.
3. Build your nachos:
A- Place a single layer of tortillas on a baking sheet. (A good idea is to lay down some parchment paper first. Easier to clean later!)
B – Pour bean mixture over tortillas.
C - Pour cheese mixture over beans.
D - Spoon taco meat over cheese.
E – Layer diced jalapeños over meat.
F - Top with remaining 1 cup of shredded cheese.
4- Bake in 400 degree over for 10-15 minutes or until top layer of cheese is melted. Pull out of oven and top with diced onions, tomatoes, black olives or anything else you want.
Thoughts: I love any type of spicy food. I love anything with melty cheese. I love these nachos. The jalapeños and the juice from the can give a nice kick to these, so if you are more of a mild spicy person just omit them or add a little and taste test. Or add a lot more if you like REALLY spicy food.