Fully Loaded Tex Mex Nachos {recipe}

Recipe: Fully Loaded Tex Mex Nachos

This is stupid. Why am I typing out a “recipe” for nachos?

As if throwing a pile of tortilla chips on a plate (I prefer the thick, heavy yellow corn tortilla chips for which Tostito’s version is called “Gold”), glopping on spoonfuls of full fatty refried beans, blanketing it with Jack and Cheddar cheeses, tossing it under the broiler for about 5 minutes to melt the cheese then attempting to smother the oozing cheese with enough “stuff” requires “directions.”

Stuff to throw on top: chopped fresh red onions, tomatoes and cilantro (or you can just mix those three things together and call it “Pico de Gallo”), sliced black olives, jalapeños, sour cream, and salsa. If all those things are off the shelf that’s okay, but not the guacamole. Let’s not get all trailer-park now.

The guacamole has to be homemade.

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1 djjewelz October 28, 2005 at 9:57 pm

Oh boy…this post isn’t complete, but I smell the cheese already! ;)


2 Anonymous October 28, 2005 at 10:51 pm

Nachos aren’t really supposed to be artisanal, certified organic creations, are they? It’s really about the melted low grade cheese (not Norbert’s best Wensleydale) flavored with canned black olives (not hand harvested, single estate beauties from Crete), firm tomatoes (not heirlooms which will juice all over everything and make it soggy) and jalapenos, drinks,and jalapenos, and drinks, and jalapenos, and drinks…


3 sarah October 29, 2005 at 12:20 am

sorry they’re not gourmet nachos, lacheesemonger. but then again, if they’re fancy like that, what would be the point? thanks, anonymous ;)

there is a time and place for everything.

heirloom tomatoes for dinner. nachos with peyton and brett.


4 Robyn October 29, 2005 at 1:41 am

Those look so good! And I’ve jsut eaten dinner! Nothing better than fresh tomatoes, pickled jalapenos and black olives with a bit of cheese and tortilla chips! Yes!


5 Michael October 29, 2005 at 1:59 am

Yeah, this is the way to do it! Football-stadium style nachos rule. Just give me some cheese sauce and jalapenos…


6 sarah October 29, 2005 at 5:08 am

aww. heh-row chronicler and michael! long time since i’ve seen either of you around these parts!

glad that you stop by when i’m serving up nachos ;)


7 grace October 29, 2005 at 6:17 am

i love nachos, even the ones that aren’t tasty! LOL! there’s just something about nachos that make me love them, no matter what shape, form, color, etc. only, without the olives, please. (;

btw, i thought the AP tests go up to 6?


8 grace October 29, 2005 at 6:19 am

nevermind! there’s no 6. i’ve just now learned that i earned a perfect 5 on my AP english lit test, and i’ve been out of high school for almost 3 years now! LOL! maybe i need to go back……


9 Anonymous October 29, 2005 at 5:34 pm


Great timing of your post.
It’s a bye week for the Bears.


10 BruinAlum October 29, 2005 at 7:52 pm

Hey Sarah! My friend just clued me in to your site, and I love reading your beautiful writing! And next time you don’t have time to make your own nachos, you should try Benitio’s “Super Nachos” (with your choice of meat)! Its not on the menu, but if you order it, they’ll know what you want! It is delish!! I remember them fondly from late nights after partying in W.LA. I look forward to your next posts to keep me hungry!


11 Michael October 29, 2005 at 8:26 pm

Sarah – I do read your site quite a bit, I just don’t post that much. Hope all is well with your new stage in your career.


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