August 13, 2020

Celebrate Anything With Nachos Supreme

Celebrate Anything With Nachos Supreme

Nachos have officially been canonized in Mexican, Tex-Mex, and American cuisine for their casual, yet tasty nature. Always aesthetically and culinarily-appetizing, a plate of nachos is equally enjoyable as a game day snack, bowling alley platter, or picnic snack tray, so make your next event spectacular with Delish’s Nachos Supreme recipe.

The following recipe is foolproof, expected to be delicious, but the preparer is free to mix and match with your favorite ingredients. No matter the toppings, surely, this platter of combined corn chips, veggies, and of course cheese, will be sure to please whoever partakes. The recipe takes a total of 50 minutes from conception to plating, and it’s set to serve 6-8 servings. Preparation time for this recipe is only fifteen minutes, so grab the following ingredients:

Nachos:

  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp. taco seasoning
  • kosher salt
  • 1 (15-oz.) can refried beans
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 1 large bag tortilla chips
  • 2 c. shredded cheddar
  • 2 c. Shredded Monterey jack
  • 1 (15-oz.) can black beans, drained
  • 1/2 c. pickled jalapeños

Topping:

  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 c. thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/4 c. fresh cilantro leaves (optional)
  • Sour cream, for drizzling
  • Hot sauce, for drizzling

Directions for Nachos Supreme:

  1. Preheat oven to 425º and line a large baking sheet with foil. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and cook until soft, 5 minutes, then add ground beef and cook until no longer pink, 6 minutes more. Drain fat.
  2. Add garlic and taco seasoning and season with salt. Cook until meat is well browned and slightly crispy, 5 minutes more. Add refried beans and water to skillet and stir until combined.
  3. Add half the tortilla chips and top with beef-bean mixture, half the cheese, half the black beans, and half the pickled jalapeños. Repeat one more layer.
  4. Bake until cheese is melty, 15 minutes.
  5. Scatter with tomato, avocado, green onions, and cilantro. Drizzle with sour cream and hot sauce and serve immediately.

Frequently-Asked Questions about Nachos:

  • Can nachos be considered healthy?
    • Of course! The nachos this particular recipe yields aren’t considered the most healthy, but substituting a hefty serving of veggies is a great step towards health-conscious nachos. Check out these Zucchini Nachos, Bell Pepper Nachos, or Cauliflower Nachos—they’re all great substitutes! 
  • Are nachos fried of Baked?
    • Nachos themselves are baked, but the corn chips are usually fried.
  • What kind of cheese is used with nachos?
    • While Monterey Jack and cheddar have their fans, your options are limitless, as long as the cheese melts! 
  • Do you put salsa on nachos before cooking?

It’s certainly not recommended, as any ingredients you want to retain freshness and crunch should be added after the nachos go into the oven. Herbs, greens, tomatoes, fresh salsa, avocado, and guacamole are not good when served warm.

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