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Dec 8, 2006 09:43 PM

How do you nacho?

Aside from the usual cheese, guacamole, sour cream, chili, salsa combo of one sort or another, what do you put on your nachos?

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  1. layer, beef, cheese. chips, and salsa, then on top guacamole, more beef, cheese sour cream cilantro, tomatoes and green onions. Lots of cheese, jack and cheddar both. but sprinkle mexican queso on top when done/oh almost forgot the jalapenos!

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    1. re: chef chicklet

      Is that a casserole or a lasagna? :-)

      Sounds great.

    2. I do them the old un-evolved way the way my parents did them. Cut fresh corn tortillas into wedges and quickly pan fry until crisp. Top each wedge with a good sharp cheddar and a pickled jalapeno ring.

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      1. re: Candy

        I'm a nacho purist, too. Quality chips, sharp cheddar & pickled jalapenos. If I ever add anything, it will be finely diced fresh summer tomato sprinkled on top maybe with a little cilantro and sweet Vidalia. Okay - I guess that's almost salsa, huh...

        1. re: queenie

          Yeah the rest of the evoved toppings kind of turn what was something simple in to 1 layer chilaquiles. Not nachos.

      2. A scattering of black beans. Makes it healthy, no?

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          1. re: Glencora

            If you are looking for a healthy alternative, skip the nachos and have some watercress

          2. scarily enough, yesterday I fell to my desires and had Nachos from 7-11 with jalapenos and can I tell you it still takes the cake of any elaborate homemade nacho concoction.

            It's that scary nacho cheese that comes from the machine. You know that that stuff is kept at a dangerous temp, optimal for bacteria breeding.

            But I can't say no. Next time I'll get it with the machine chili.

            1. Spread a layer of chips on a big oven-proof platter. Next, a generous amount of shredded cheddar. Add another layer of chips and cheese, and add sliced jalapenos, and some cooked spicy ground beef, leftover carnitas, or shredded BBQ chicken. Bake at 400 for about 10 minutes. Garnish with scallions and cilantro. Serve with sour cream, salsa, and guacamole.

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              1. re: Rubee

                I use the broiler so the cheese browns & crisps

                1. re: Rubee

                  This is how I make mine. Cheers to ya.