tortilla chips, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado, canned jalapeño peppers, fresh cilantro, sour cream or Greek yogurt, hot sauce, salsa, green onions, protein of your choice
Chips and Dip
Nachos are a great game day dish because everyone loves them, they're easy to make, and they can help you make use of leftovers in the fridge. For example, you can easily whip up barbecue nachos if you have any leftover pulled pork or brisket and some barbecue sauce to drizzle on top. And it certainly doesn't hurt if you have some sour cream, guac, salsa, and hot sauces lying around...
We here at Hungry Fan are beyond pleased to include recipes from our newest content contributor, Mitchell Schwartz! You may know Mitch from his Super Bowl-winning feats on the gridiron with the Kansas City Chiefs. Or maybe you know him for his love of food and his kickass cooking video series, Mitch in the Kitch.
Shredded cheese of your choice
1 large tomato, diced
1 onion, diced
1 avocado, diced
1 can jalapeños
Fresh cilantro, chopped
Sour cream (or Greek yogurt)
Hot sauce, to taste
Salsa, to taste
Green onion, sliced into thin rounds
Protein of your choice (or leftover meats)
Preheat oven to 400° F.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Top with an even layer of tortilla chips, spread out on the baking sheet. Then, top the chips with a layer of thinly shredded cheese. If using a protein, add some as well.
Add a second layer of chips, along with another layer of cheese and protein, if using.
Bake until the top layer of cheese is fully bubbly and melted, and the middle layer is just melted.
Generously top nachos with your favorite toppings and serve!
- The reason behind spreading the tortilla chips out across the baking sheet and building your nachos from there is that doing so enables people to more easily pull off their own sections of the finished nachos and move on. This method is better for a game day gathering (in which these nachos will serve many).
- Nachos make for excellent game day food because people love nachos, they're easy to make, and they sit well during the game as people serve themselves at their own pace.