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Monday, September 13, 2010

Marry Me Nachos

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.

Just kidding. I just ate about 4 plates full of nachos and called it a day. It’s hard to upset me when food is involved.

I’m going to put a bit of a disclaimer here before I post the “recipe”. Getting a recipe from Brent is a little difficult and all measurements are approximant since he doesn’t take the time to measure, and make notes like I have learned to do. But I love these nachos and want to share them with you even if there really isn’t anything super special about them. Or maybe there is? Let me know if you anyone proposes to you after eating them. This could get dangerous.

“Marry Me” Nachos

*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.

1 comment:

"The Menu Mom" said...

These nachos sound amazing! Yum!! Thanks for sharing.

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