Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Not Yo' Nacho's...

Hey Nesters!  So yesterday at work, my office mate mentioned that she had made some dirty {in the best sense of the word} nachos for herself over the weekend. That made my ears perk up.  I love a good plate of nachos.

Obviously these are not my nachos. They're from here.

Doesn't everybody?  I had never made my own so I figured I'd give it a whirl.  I already had tons of cheese and cherry tomatoes at home that needed to be used up.  So I headed out to the grocery store after work...

On the list was: a couple jalapenos, 1lb of chicken breast, black beans, tortilla chips, avocados and a lime.  I was oh-so tempted to go for the sour cream but the thought of beach season well on its way, kept me at me away from that isle.

also not mine... but looks so yummy... its from here...

When I came home I pulled out my cast iron grilling pan and threw some salt and pepper on the chicken and sliced it up crosswise in 1/4" strips. Once cooked through on its way to blackening {I love blackened chicken.}  I sliced up the jalapenos and threw them in there to get their juices flowing!  I drained and heated up those black beans.

Meanwhile, I cracked open the avocados and mashed them up with some diced cherry tomatoes, threw in some onion powder, and the juice of half a lime.  Of course some salt and pepper made it a fan-freaking-tastic guacamole!

Yep, you guessed it! Not mine either. From here!

Finally I assembled the layers of chips, beans, cheese, chicken... rinse and repeat.  Then add the jalapenos on top and serve the guac on the side!

It was totally delish! I apologize for the lack of actual pictures of the nachos that I made.  And the amount of food I made is going to last me through at least 3 rounds of nachos and you are not going to see me complaining at. all. I guess that's all about to change when I'm going to be cooking for two and not just lonely ol' one anymore! Eek! 

Maybe you guys could try this out on Cinco De Mayo!?  So are you guys nacho-fiends like me?  Do you guys have any special nacho secrets?  Share it with us!! <3

1 comment:

  1. The secret to nachos is to eat them alone so you don't have to share with anyone.


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