Saturday, August 18, 2012

Naughty Nachos: The Perfect Late Night Snack

"What do you call a cheese that isn't yours? Na-cho cheese."

Enjoy serving up this crowd pleaser to guests, or throw in a scary movie and have a night in with this great snack. Remember: you can never have too much cheese!


1/2 package of chorizo sausage
1/2 pound of ground beef 
4 cloves minced garlic 
2 tablespoons olive oil 
1/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese
1/8 cup Monterey Jack cheese 
1/2 cup salsa
1/4 cup light sour cream
1/4 teaspoon onion powder 
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
1/4 red onion 
 3-4 cups Tostitos or other gluten free chip


Step 1: In large saucepan cook minced garlic, sausage, beef, olive oil, chili powder, garlic powder and onion powder until meats are browned (about 5-10 minutes). Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2: On a baking sheet lay out the Tostitos and cover with cheese, sliced red onions, and cooked meats. Cook in the oven for 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is fully melted.

Step 3: Sprinkle the nachos with the fresh cilantro and salsa. Add the sour cream to the middle, and use a fresh sprig of cilantro for decoration.

Serves 4.