Friday, January 6, 2012

Amazing Cheesy Nachos



I love Tex-Mex food. It’s my favorite. My heaven is sitting on the beach with a margarita and chips and salsa by my side. Anyway, I tried something new last night and it was a big hit. My family loved it. I called it Amazing Cheesy Nachos. It’s really easy. It’s basically baked layers of cheeses, beans, and chicken toped onto Tostitos with lettuce and tomato.


First I sprayed a baking dish with cooking spray and then started my layers. First layer was refried beans. Second layer was shredded chicken. I shred mine in to mere nothingness so my kids couldn’t complain. Third layer was cream cheese. Next I added the fourth layer of a drained can of Rotel. Any variety will do. If you like your food really hot use the hot or if you have young kids try original or Mexican. The last layer before the oven is a layer of sour cream. Then pop it in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until bubbly. When ready, pull it out and add the cheese to the top and put it back in the oven until melted. I’m a big fan of cheese. I tend to overdo it in the cheese department. If a recipe calls for 1 cup of cheese, I may add 1 and a1/2 cups of cheese. While everything is baking in the oven I chop up some tomatoes and shred some lettuce.

I just sat everything on the table with a bag of Tostios and my family had at it. The nacho baked mix is easily spoonable onto the chips and then topped with the lettuce and tomatoes. My oldest put the mix onto his plate first, then crumbled chips on it and added the lettuce and tomato to the top. We thought it was great. Hope you agree. I have another Tostitos recipe that I will share next week.

So here’s what you need:
Oven at 350
A sprayed baking dish
Can of refried beans
8 oz of cream cheese
½ pound to 1 pound of cooked shredded chicken
10 oz can of Rotel. Or you can use any salsa
8oz container or sour cream
2 cup shredded cheeses, Monterey jack, Colby or cheddar. I used a Mexican blend of cheese.
Shredded lettuce
Diced tomatoes
Bag of Tostitos

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