I never order nachos. Inevitably, I always regret the decision to not order nachos when I taste someone who had the foresight and wisdom to make the right app order decision. Do you guys ever get order envy? I have menu decision making issues. I never want someone else to out-order me. Unless it’s the hubs. Because then I can just do a little switcheroo of plates =) hee-hee.
In Maui a couple years ago I ordered the most amazing looking dessert. It was a huge “pearl” of chocolate with homemade chocolate mousse on the inside, some sort of vanilla/cream something or rather… It looked amazing. And was their most popular dessert. The hubs ordered Hula Pie. I mocked him. And then I tried it. Oh emmmm geee people. I still can’t get over how amazing that simple little piece of pie was. Thankfully, the hubs agreed to switch desserts with me (love ya, hun!) although I still hear about it til this day.
Anywho – back to nachos. And order envy. Just order the dang nachos already, mmmkay? Or, if you’re like me and you didn’t make the right decision. Make them at home! This way you can avoid any possible velveeta situations (yuck) and add any and all toppings that you prefer. Bake them up in the oven, bring ’em over to your TV tray (yes, I’m 80 years old), and do some Netflix binging. Our current obsession? Blacklist. I know, I’m super late to the party but that’s ok. As long as I’ve got these Oven Baked Nachos in front of my face, I’m good. For dessert, can someone please bring me some Hula Pie from Mama’s Fish House in Maui? That’d be great.
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- ½ yellow Onion, Diced
- 2 pounds Ground Beef
- ½ teaspoon Chili Powder
- ½ teaspoon Paprika
- ½ teaspoon Cumin
- ¼ teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoon Pepper
- 1 can (14-5 Ounce) Black Beans
- ½ cup Hot Water
- Tortilla Chips
- 1-1/2 cup Grated Cheddar Cheese
- 1-1/2 cup Monterey Jack Cheese
- 1 jalapeno, diced
- ½ bunch Cherry Heirloom Tomatoes, Quartered (or Roma Tomatoes)
- ½ bunch Cilantro Leaves, Chopped
- Green Onions, sliced
- Sour Cream
- Black Olives
- In a skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil, diced yellow onion and the ground beef. Cook until the meat is browned, then drain the fat. Add the chili powder, paprika, cumin, crushed red pepper, salt, and pepper and stir to combine. Add the beans and hot water and stir. Reduce the heat to low and simmer while you prepare the other ingredients.
- Place a layer of tortilla chips on a baking sheet. Top with a layer of the beef/bean mixture, then all but ¼ cup of the cheddar cheese. Add another layer of chips, another layer of the beef/bean mixture, and the Monterey Jack cheese. Add a final small layer of chips, then a small layer of beef and beans, then a final sprinkling of cheddar.
- Bake for approximately 10 minutes (check on it and remove once the cheese is melted).
- Add any toppings - black olives, green onions, sour cream, whatever your heart desires!
- Serve immediately.