Nachos are the ultimate Mexican snack. Crispy corn tortillas are topped with a variety of proteins , a spicy salsa, sour cream to cool down the heat, cheese and something fresh such as coriander or avocado to finish them up. Have fun with these recipes or create your own combination, there is something for everyone here.
Nachos are a dish of ortilla chips covered with toppings and cheese which is then melted. The dish originally hails from northern Mexico and can trace its origins back to the 1940s. A restauranteur named Ignacio Anaya invented the dish; they were called nachos – a short-form of the creator’s name.
Line a baking tray and scatter your tortilla chips. If you want to take it up a notch, add dollops of Gran Luchito's Chipotle Refried Beans. Next sprinkle over your shredded cheese. Place the baking tray in the oven at around 220C, for around 5 minutes or until the cheese is fully melted. Then add your toppings - we love using one of our authentic salsas, sour cream, guacamole and Serrano Green Chillies for a burst of flavour.
Shredded cheese is a must! We love smothering the chips with our Chipotle Refried Beans and spoonfuls of chipotle seasoned beef. Once out of the oven, add salsa, sour cream, guacamole and our signature Jalapeño & Pineapple or Serrano Green Chillies for a burst of flavour.
The most widely available and also a good melter is shredded cheddar cheese. If you can get your hands on Monterrey Jack then go for it as it has superior melting properties and is the cheese of choice for nachos in the US.
We think the 3 keys to banishing soggy nachos are 1. cook your nachos with the cheese, beans and meat first before adding the toppings 2. cook at a high temperature (220C/425F/gas mark 7) under a preheated grill 3. tuck in straight away!
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