Ultimate Nachos

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Ultimate Nachos

As a kid one of my favorite things to eat was nachos. I decided to recreate some nachos that my auntie use to make when I was a kid but I put a carne salad fries twist on them. It’s the perfect bite cheesy, meaty, spicy, creamy and messy.

Ultimate Nachos

Ultimate Nachos Cooking Tips:

This dish has a few different recipes to make one dish. To be more efficient make sure you have all your ingredients out where you can easily reach them.

If ground meat begins to stick too much add ¼ cup of water to skillet.

Can you make ahead?

Fridge: Ground Beef:After it cools off, place in an airtight container in the fridge for 7 days max.

Chipotle Chicken: Sauce can be made a day or two in advanced. Place in an airtight container in the fridge for 7 days max.

After chicken cools off, place in an airtight container in the fridge for 7 days max.

Roasted Corn Salsa: Salsa can be made a day or two in advance. Place in an airtight container in the fridge for 7 days max.

Cheese Sauce: After sauce cools off, place in an airtight container in the fridge for 7 days max.

Reheating: Place assembled nachos in a 350-degree oven for 10-15 minutes.

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Substitution Options:

To make this healthier use a lean ground beef or ground turkey.

You can use tortillas chips in place of the fries.

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Recipe:

Ultimate Nachos
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Ultimate Nachos

As a kid one of my favorite things to eat was nachos. It was the perfect bite cheesy, meaty, spicy, creamy and messy. Great part about it is I still enjoy nachos the same way. I decided to recreate some nachos that my auntie use to make when I was a kid but I put a San Diego twist on them.
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

Ground Meat

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 lbs. 80/20 ground chuck
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon savory seasoning or creole seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 16 oz. can black beans drained,rinsed
  • bag of store french fries bake to instructions

Chipotle Chicken

  • ½ rotisserie chicken skin removed, shredded
  • 15 oz. tomato sauce
  • 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

Roasted Corn Salsa:

  • 2 stalks corn shucked, roasted, shaved
  • ¼ red onion chopped
  • 1 jalapeno chopped
  • ½ bunch cilantro chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Cheese Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups half and half
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 8 oz. block sharp cheddar shredded
  • 8 oz. block pepper jack shredded
  • 1 can diced green chilies
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions

Ground Meat

  • Heat skillet over medium heat, once hot add oil and onions. Cook for 2 minutes, then add beef and cook for 5 minutes. Add garlic, salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, savory seasoning, coriander and black beans cook for 30 seconds and sit to the side.

Chipolte Chicken

  • In a blender add tomato sauce and chipotle peppers and blitz for 1 minute. Add chicken to a pot and pour sauce in a pot and bring to a boil then cut off heat.

Roasted Corn Salsa

  • In a bowl add corn, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro and salt, stir and sit to the side.

Cheese Sauce

  • In a pot over medium heat melt butter and stir in flour, in thirds add half and half, heavy cream, cheddar, pepper jack, green chilies, salt and bring to a boil. Add more heavy cream if sauce is to thick.
  • To assemble place half of fries on a platter, then half of ground meat, half of chicken, half of corn salsa and half of cheese sauce; repeat and garnish with cilantro.

If you make this recipe, make sure to take a picture and share it on Instagram or Facebook and tag me @kennethtemple so we all can see that deliciousness!

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