So I made nachos today for lunch. On a bed of tortilla chips I sprinkled some ground beef, salsa and cheese and baked it in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes. Other toppings such as onions, beans, cilantro, avocado and lime are awesome. Beef can be substituted for chicken or vegan/vegetarian options. It’s easy and family friendly.
I make a dip that is enjoyed by family and friends. There are many variations on this queso dip that others make. My opinion is that anytime there is cheese, cream cheese, sausage and sour cream are involved then you can’t go wrong.
- 1 Roll of Breakfast Sausage (spiciness optional)
- 1 Brick of Cream Cheese
- 8 oz Sour Cream
- 4 Cups of Shredded Cheese (I like a blend of Monterrey Jack, Queso, Asadero, Cheddar)
- 1 Jar of Salsa (mild, medium or hot)
Brown sausage (drain grease) blend in cream cheese until melted and well incorporated. Add sour cream, shredded cheese and salsa. Stir ingredients together and let cheese melt. Add in cayenne pepper or other warm spices. Use a slow cooker to combine ingredients and keep the dip warm. Serve with tortilla chips or veggies.
Tonight I made nachos and they are really easy to make.
- Tortilla Chips
- Precooked chicken strips from the frozen foods section
- Taco Seasoning
- Mexican four-cheese blend
- Sour Cream
- Hot Sauce
On a baking sheet spread a layer of tortilla chips and spray lightly with cooking spray. Saute` chicken and taco seasonings in a small pan until incorporated. Spread chicken, salsa and cheese on chips. Place in a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes or until chips are lightly browned and cheese is melted. Garnish with extra salsa, sour cream, hot sauce and scallions. Serve with favorite beverage.