Saturday, June 11, 2011

Quick and Easy Nachos

This is one of those super easy and tasty quick snacks, that will have you munching in less than 10 minutes. 
I learned to make these nachos from a friend many years ago when I lived in Stillwater, Oklahoma. This was her favorite midnight munchies snack. She sometimes used taco meat and refried beans. Although I like both, I’m usually in a hurry to eat, and prefer the quick version with just salsa and cheese — and when you use fresh, homemade salsa it’s even better.
If you keep a mix of shredded cheddar and Monterrey Jack cheese, and you’ve already made (or bought) your salsa, you’ll be taking your first bite in less than 10 minutes.

1/2 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
1/4 cup homemade fresh salsa (store bought chunky salsa will also work)
tortilla chips

Lay a layer of tortilla chips on a microwave safe plate.
Spoon salsa on top of the chips (you don’t need much).
Sprinkle mixed cheese over the salsa.

Add more layers of chips, salsa and cheese.
Microwave on high until cheese is completely melted.
Eat right away before the chips get soggy.

In addition to taco meat and refried beans, shredded lettuce, jalapeno slices and guacamole are also great additions.
Prepared on 2011-05-19 (Tulsa, OK), Photographs by Michael Findley

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