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I Love This and That: quick and easy nachos

Sunday, November 27, 2011

quick and easy nachos

Nacho's can be served as a snack or a meal, especially when you add meat to the dish.  It can be messy, but it's all worth it :-) so be sure to serve serviettes with your nacho's. 

Chef Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya threw together a dish using leftover ingredients he had on hand. In 1943, Anaya was the head cook at the Victory Club in the Mexican city of Coahuila. One day after the restaurant had closed, several American wives from the nearby US military base came in for dinner. Thinking quickly, Anaya cut a few tortillas into triangles and fried them. He then topped these with cheese and jalapenos. And Voila Nachos were born. (http://www.yumsugar.com/Brief-History-My-Beloved-Nachos-763889)

What you need:
1 packet of nacho chips
1 packet of thick tomato pasta sauce
mozzarella cheese (about 200g)
cheddar cheese (about 200g)
jalapeno's (optional)
chicken pieces (optional)
guacamole, sour cream, and salsa (with chilli if you like it hot) for serving

I find these products work nicely :-)

Spread the nacho's in a ovenproof platter

Then pour over the thick tomato pasta sauce

If you want to add chicken, cut the chicken into strips and fry in a pan

Now add the chicken and jalapeno's

and then loads of cheese on the top

Put in the oven under the grill until the cheese is melted and golden brown.

Serve with dollops of guacamole, sour cream and a good helping of chilli salsa 

This serves about 4 to 6 people

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