There’s nothing like settling down to watch the football with a few friends. By halftime, everyone’s arguing with each other about their team’s performance, and the quickest way to restore the peace is with a plate of nachos. Can you think of any other snack food that’s better for watching the game? Neither can we.
Nachos taste terrific, and they’re so easy to put together. All it takes to make this culinary masterpiece is a few basic ingredients and an oven. Nachos are such a versatile recipe. Beef, chicken, vegetarian, or vegan, there’s a method to suit every taste.
We decided to give you our 12 topnotch nacho recipes to enjoy with your friends the next time you sit down to watch a big game. WARNING: Your friends might decide to make your house the designated place to watch all the games in the future. Lucky for you, we have you covered with recipes that will have your friends howling in delight.
1. Classic Beef Nachos
If you’ve never made nachos by yourself before, you’re missing out. Fortunately, we have the perfect beginner recipe for you to try. Simple ingredients, quick prep and cooking time make this nacho recipe easy to make at half-time.
1-lb. Grass-fed lean ground beef.
1-can kidney beans – drained.
1-cup grated Colby-Monterrey Jack cheese.
2-tablespoons tomato paste.
1-onion, finely chopped.
¼-cup purified water.
½-cup coriander leaves – chopped.
1-large bag corn tortilla chips.
1-teaspoon chili powder.
1-pack taco seasoning.
1-tablespoon olive oil.
Avocado – sliced for serving.
Sour cream and coriander for serving.
Preheat the oven to 375F. Place a skillet over medium-high heat and add the oil. Toss in the onion and cook for a few minutes until it starts to turn golden brown.
Add the beef when the pans hot and cook for 8 to 10-minutes until no longer pink. Add the chili powder, kidney beans, tomato paste, seasoning, and water. Reduce heat and simmer on low until the sauce begins to thicken. Stir through the coriander.
Arrange chips on a platter, top with a thin layer of cheese, add the beef evenly, and top with the rest of the cheese. Cook in the oven for 10 to 15-minutes until the cheese melts and starts to brown.