Deluxe Nachos: Fun Family Fare

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“Are you going to make nachos for the game?”

He’s cute when he asks me if we’re going to eat appetizers Deluxe Nachos for dinner while we cheer for our Texas Aggies a dozen Saturdays in the fall.

No, we don’t eat nachos every week. But when we do, they’re a welcome treat. And a good way to use a small portion of leftover taco meat. Deluxe nachos tend to be a fall favorite for my husband, family, and me. Especially during football season. Gig ’em Aggies!

But nacho making can be a bit tedious, adding toppings chip by chip. In the effort to simplify prepping nachos, I experimented with an idea and discovered an interesting trick . . . 

Use a pastry bag!

How do you use a pastry bag for making nachos?

Good question. I cut off the end of a plastic (disposable) pastry bag, attach a couplet (the little plastic do-dad that holds a decorating tip and the ring-thing that you twist together with it when you ice a cake the fancy way), fill it with nacho toppings (one topping at a time), and pipe it onto each tortilla chip that you previously spread across a baking sheet (I line mine with foil first to make for easy cleaning and storing of leftover nachos).

Interesting.

Yes. If you want to read more about this tip, see my note following the recipe. But really. If this pastry bag idea doesn’t save you time, ditch this tip and make nachos the faster way.

What food(s) do you prepare as fun family fare for a casual weekend gathering?

Shannon Cochran

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8-10people 20minutes 2minutes
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8-10people 20minutes
Cook Time
2minutes
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Instructions
  1. Prepare toppings (grate cheese, chop olives, make guacamole, etc.) and spread tortilla chips in single layer across two, large foil lined baking sheets.
  2. Beginning with refried beans, spoon into prepared pastry bag. Don't use a decorating tip for this step--only a couplet--so beans won't get stuck when you pipe them onto each nacho. Add beans to tortilla chips.pastry-bag-nachos
  3. Rinse pastry bag with water. Squeeze off excess water and/or dry. Add guacamole to pastry bag. Pipe onto nachos.
  4. Rinse pastry bag with water, dry, reuse bag for piping Picante sauce, green chilies, and sour cream on top of your chips. Note: I add a decorating tip for sour cream since it is smooth and particle free. You can wash & re-use a pastry bag many times--go green.
  5. Sprinkle chips by hand with remaining ingredients--shredded cheese, olives, and meat (if using).
  6. Broil High for 2 minutes. I recommend using a kitchen timer so you don't forget you're making nachos. Serve hot. Enjoy!football-nacho-saturday
Recipe Notes

Use a wide-tipped decorating tip or only the couplet to pipe your nacho toppings through. Chunky salsa, guacamole, and whole beans won't pass through a fine tip. Modification: if you don't have a plastic pastry bag, trying using a couplet with a Ziploc bag. Cut off (diagonally) a small corner of the bag before attaching couplet.

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