What Is a Basic Nacho Recipe?


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Food Network Kitchen has a basic nacho recipe. Combine 8 ounces of tortilla chips with 1 1/2 cups of refried beans, two chopped poblano chiles, two chopped jalapenos, 1 cup of shredded cheese and 1/2 cup of sour cream. Heat the refried beans before putting them on the chips.

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What Is a Basic Nacho Recipe?
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To make homemade tortilla chips for the nacho recipe, brush 12 6-inch corn tortillas with vegetable oil until they are completely coated. Stack the tortillas on top of one another, then cut them into sixths. Put the tortilla strips on a baking sheet in a single layer. Add salt on top to taste. Bake them at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crisp. Rotate the baking sheet once to get an even cooking temperature on all of the chips.

Make the nachos by spreading one layer of the homemade chips out on a large casserole dish. Warm the refried beans in a microwave or stovetop, then spoon the beans onto the chips in an even layer. Sprinkle half of the chiles onto the beans. Create more layers with the remaining chips, beans and chiles. Cover the dish with 4 ounces of finely-shredded Monterey Jack cheese. Bake the nachos at 400 degrees for about 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Use the sour cream as a garnish on top of the finished nachos.

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