Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Nacho Night

One of the easiest dinners I throw together is Layered Nachos. This may not seem to be the traditional nachos everyone snacks on, but it has a lot of the same ingredients. I adapted this recipe from one my brother makes called Seven Layer Dip. The ingredients are easy to alter depending on what you have on hand and according to your tastes. You can make it as healthy or as sinful as you want! I just throw it all together on a large plate and everyone serves themselves. Too easy :)

Layered Nachos
1 pound of ground beef or shredded chicken
1 package of wheat tortillas cut into triangles (or substitute tortilla chips)
1 can chopped olives
1 to 2 tomatoes, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
1 can vegetarian re fried beans
sour cream
finely shredded cheese

Place tortilla pieces on baking sheet sprayed with Pam. Spray tortilla pieces with cooking spray and sprinkle with garlic salt. Place baking sheet on lower rack, broil on high. Meanwhile, brown beef or chicken. Heat re fried beans. When tortillas are done, place on large plate, cover with re fried beans leaving some chips around the outside edge of the plate. Layer the beef or chicken next. Sprinkle cheese, let melt. Add other ingredients as desired. Serve with salsa.

I've added cheese dip/Velveeta, hot peppers, and even substituted crab for the beef. Canned chicken works well too. Just heat it a bit first.

"After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.”
-Oscar Wilde

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