|Written by Dena Bolton|
Intro:Â These nachos are one of our favorites.Â They are great to have around when watching football and will be perfect for your Super Bowl party.Â Of course, you can whip these up any time.
Step 1:Â Pour a little peanut oil in a large skillet and lightly saute some chopped onions on medium to medium-high heat.
Step 2:Â Add crumbled ground beef and brown, making sure to chop the meat as it cooks.Â You do not want a hamburger.Â You want taco meat.
Step 3:Â Drain any excess oil once the meat is browned.
Step 4:Â Add some cumin.Â (The seeds are fine.)Â Mix in some taco seasoning.Â Add water according to the instructions on your taco seasoning and lower the heat.Â Allow to simmer until the water is absorbed, and you have a thick mixture of taco meat.
Step 5:Â Remove from heat and add tortilla chips around the edges and underneath the mixture.
Step 6:Â Cover with grated extra sharp cheddar cheese and chopped onions, tomatoes, and jalepeno peppers.
Step 7:Â Place the nachos in a pre-heated oven -- about 350 degrees Fahrenheit -- and heat until the cheese is melted.
â€˘I like to use a large cast iron skillet for this recipe.
â€˘These nachos can also be placed on a charcoal grill for a smoky flavor.Â Just prepare as described in Steps 1-6 and place on the grill to melt the cheese.
â€˘I also like to add different types of hot peppers.Â Let your own tastebuds dictate your choices.Â I also use green and red peppers for the color.
â€˘You can also add different cheeses, such as Queso Fresco or Monterrey Jack.
â€˘You will want to use good, thick tortilla chips.Â Very thin chips can get too soggy too quickly.
â€˘Of course, nachos are always best when served with sour cream and guacamole.