Feed a Crowd In Minutes

Living on the west coast, nachos are a pretty big deal. In fact, no Big Game Celebration would be complete without them. They are so easy to make, and a real crowd pleaser. Easy enough to prep the toppings the day before, and assemble right before the game starts. And if you have more than one baking pan, you can make several batches. Here's how...
 
Game Day Nachos
 
Tools Needed
Large baking pan. I use my largest Fat Daddio's round cake pan (PRD-153). But you could use a sheet pan, a 9x13" or even a pie pan.
Knife
Cutting Board
Cheese grater
Mixing bowl
Measuring cups/spoons
Mixing spoon
Tongs
 
Ingredients
Large bag of tortilla chips (I prefer the white corn tortilla chips, triangle shaped)
1 cup of mild cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
1 cup of Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded and divided
1 can refried beans
1 red onion, chopped
2 large jalapeno peppers, chopped (make sure you wear gloves when you do this)
4 tomatoes, seeded and diced
1/4 cup olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
1 lime, juiced
1 pint sour cream
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
     
  2. Mix together the onion, tomatoes, olive oil, lime juice, salt and pepper in a bowl.
     
  3. Spread tortilla chips in a single layer onto a baking pan. Spread refried beans across chips. Sprinkle half of cheddar and jack cheese over the chips. Top the cheese with 1/2 the onion/tomato mixture. Add the remaining cheese, then the onion/tomato mixture. Finish with the jalapeno peppers.
     
  4. Bake the nachos until the cheese is bubbling, about 5 minutes. Remove from oven. Add dollops of sour cream. Serve immediately.
For more inspiration, visit our Appetizer board on Pinterest.