Mel’s Ultimate Loaded Nachos

The Superbowl isn’t just about who is going to win the “world” champion title in American Football. It’s a once a year excuse to load up on all the tasty snacks you can eat. In my house the standards are: hot spinach-artichoke dip, buffalo chicken wings served with blue cheese dip and celery sticks, and my ultimate fully loaded nachos (think layers of tortilla chips, chili con carne, melted cheese, guacamole, crème fraiche and pickled jalapeños for extra kick). Go on, try some… you know you want to!

Mel's Ultimate Loaded Nachos
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Recipe type: Finger food
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
  • 300 gr nachos
  • 200 gr grated cheese
  • 50 gr pickled sliced jalapeños
  • 100 ml fresh cream
For the chili
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 fresh jalapeños, finely chopped
  • 250 gr ground beef
  • spices: ½ tsp chili powder, 2 tsp oregano, 3 tsp cumin, 1 tsp pimenton, 2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup cooked beans
  • ¾ cup chopped tomato
For the guacamole
  • 2 tbsp onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 4 avocados, ripe
  • Juice if 1 lime
Chili for nachos
  1. Sauté onion and garlic without browning it, about 5 min.
  2. Add the chopped jalapeño and sauté a bit more.
  3. Add ground beef and cook until browned.
  4. Add the spices and stir.
  5. Add the beans and chopped tomato, cook for 30 min.
Guacamole for nachos
  1. Pound onion, cilantro and salt until it is a paste.
  2. Add garlic and continue pounding.
  3. Add avocados and pound
  4. Add lime juice and adjust seasoning.
Assembling the nachos
  1. Preheat the oven at 200 C.
  2. In an oven tray, put a layer of nachos, then the chili, then grated cheese. Create 2 stacks of layers.
  3. Bake in the oven for 5-10 min until the cheese melts.
  4. Remove the tray from the oven, top nachos with the guacamole, fresh cream and pickled jalapeños.
  5. Enjoy with friends while watching the Super Bowl!


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