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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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4


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


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.