Everyone has their own nacho recipe. Mine is very simple, but it works for a fast and relatively healthy snack or meal.
Katie Mae's Nachos
- Garden Fresh Gourmet Blue Corn Kettle Style Tortilla Chips (Michigan-based company that makes all-natural chips and dips -soooo good)
- Cooked & rinsed black beans (I try to cook and freeze dried beans ahead of time, but I cheat and use canned beans sometimes)
- Shredded cheese - half sharp cheddar and half Monterrey Jack
- Mild cayenne sauce (Frank's Original Red Hot or Texas Pete Original)
Preheat oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees. Arrange chips on pizza tray or baking sheet so they are close but not overlapping. Distribute beans generously, then add cheese, making sure to get every chip. Bake for about 5 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly. Add hot sauce to taste (I use a lot of the wimp stuff). Try not to burn your hands grabbing them.
Note: If this sounds good but you want something a little heartier or healthier, try this delicious quesadilla recipe from The New Home Economics. I make variations of this frequently (I always add corn to the bean mixture). If you have a toaster oven, you can make small ones in there instead of heating up the whole oven.
How do you make nachos? Please comment!