Authentic Nachos made Tex Mex Style


5 to 6 servings


Guacamole (recipe follows) Refried beans (recipe follows) 1 lb. Ground beef 1 small white onion finely chopped 1 teaspoon New Mexico chili powder ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper (if you like it hot) ½ teaspoon ground cumin 2 cups grated cheese (Oaxaca Mexican & Monterey jack) Sliced pickled peppers (optional) Toppings: guacamole (recipe follows) & Sour Cream 1 large avocado or 2 small avocados ½ finely chopped Roma tomato 1 roasted jalapeno chopped (remove seeds) 1 roasted clove garlic finely chopped (cut off any dark brown areas before chopping) 2 tablespoon finely chopped red onion (rinsed) Salt & pepper, to taste Dash of sugar 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

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Homemade refried beans - Rinse 2 cups of pinto beans in a large strainer bowl. Fill a large 3 quart saucepan with water & add beans, ½ cup of chopped onion, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 2 slices bacon & 2 cloves garlic crushed. Bring to a boil then cover & let cook on med low heat for 2 hrs. Stir in 1 tablespoon kosher salt and let cook for 30 min. more. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon lard on a medium High heat. Add beans carefully (with a large lid in one hand to cover as it will pop) then mash with a large fork on med. heat as they cook, add juice from beans as needed to keep a good consistency. Remove from heat & cover. (You can substitute canned pinto or refried beans but the flavor will not be as authentic.) Preheat oven to 350°. Brown ground beef and drain (leave a little chunky.) Return to skillet then add onion, & spices & cook on medium low heat stirring frequently until onions are translucent (about 5 min.) Remove from heat & cover. Spray a large foil lined cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray and arrange tortilla chips. Top with a layer of refried beans with a tablespoon. Then sprinkle with ground beef mixture. Add sliced pickled peppers if desired. Top with cheese and bake for 15 min. Remove from oven & serve immediately with toppings. For the guacamole, cut avocado in half & remove seed. Scoop avocado out into a bowl with a spoon & mash with a fork. Add remaining ingredients & stir.