The Super Nachos recipe is a Mexican appetizer or main dish that feeds a crowd. More than just cheese and chips, more than ordinary nachos, layer upon layer of goodies makes this a Mexican party or big-game favorite.
More than once I've heard friends whisper, "I hope she makes Super Nachos." And I know for a fact that the family is all home on time if they know you're making nachos.
Pictured: Super Nachos with spiced beef and gooey cheese, tomatoes, and olives, topped with guacamole, sour cream, and sliced jalapenos.
1 pound lean ground beef
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons cumin
Pinch of salt
1 small can refried beans or bean dip
1 (10 or 12-ounce) bag corn tortilla chips
1-1/4 pounds Monterey Jack or Mozzarella cheese, grated
1 large onion, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 6-ounce can black olives, chopped
Brown the ground beef in a medium skillet. Drain. Add the chili powder, cumin and salt. Set aside for a moment.
Spread a thin layer of refried beans or bean dip over the bottom of a platter or shallow, heat-proof bowl to anchor the first layer of chips.
Then spread a layer of chips over the beans, top with layers of cheese, ground beef, onion, tomato and olives. Repeat until all the ingredients are used. Or, since this recipe usually makes about 4 layers, you can divide all the toppings into 4 portions for even layering.
Microwave on high until heated through, about 10 minutes, or bake at 375° for 20-30 minutes.