Nachos Supreme

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Last Updated on November 13, 2019 by Chef Mireille

Nachos Supreme

Nachos… Mexican or American? Although it was created in Mexico, it really is more of an American snack. There were some wives of US soldiers who had arrived at a restaurant in Mexico after going on a shopping trip. The restaurant had already closed so the maitre d invented a snack for them with what he could find in the kitchen, hence fried tortilla chips with cheese sauce was invented. His name was Ignacio with the nickname of Nacho.

Prior to going to school at the University of New Mexico, I had never before had nachos. I then went to a football game and my friend offered me one. That cheese sauce and me were instant friends and I pretty much had them at any game or movie I went to. Move over popcorn, Nachos was now my only love at the movie theater. However, now I avoid them because of the calorie content of that rich cheese sauce.

I then came back to New York and Nachos were everywhere. Now we also had them at movie theaters, carnivals,  concert and sport arenas. We Americans took over the snack and it is a staple of Tex-Mex cuisine. However, it has evolved and now when you go to Mexican restaurants that offer Tex-Mex cuisine, Nachos Supreme is almost always on the menu. We’ve topped it with so many other ingredients it can even be made into a meal of its own. With lean proteins added in my version of Nachos Supreme here, there is less guilt involved in indulging in this snack than in the cheesilicious version!

…and don’t forget to check out my collection of Mexican Recipes for both authentic traditional recipes and modern inspired ones!

Nachos Supreme

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time:20 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 8 oz. ground turkey
  • 1 fat scallion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • 5 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 oz. grated pepper jack cheese

Preheat oven to 350 F.

In a skillet, heat oil. Add onion and saute until they start to change color. Add meat. After a few minutes, add scallions and spices. Cook until meat is browned and cooked through. Add cilantro and stir to combine.

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Heat a deep skillet with enough oil for deep frying. Cut tortillas into quarters. Place in hot oil and fry until crispy. Drain on paper towels and toss with a little salt.

In an oven save dish, place chips on the bottom. Top with the meat and then the black beans. Sprinkle cheese on top.

Put in oven for 3-5 minutes until cheese melts.

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Notes:

Other add ons often include pickled jalapenos and olives.

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Nachos Supreme

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 8 oz. ground turkey
  • 1 fat scallion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • 5 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 oz. grated pepper jack cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a skillet, heat oil. Add onion and saute until they start to change color. Add meat. After a few minutes, add scallions and spices. Cook until meat is browned and cooked through. Add cilantro and stir to combine.
  • Heat a deep skillet with enough oil for deep frying. Cut tortillas into quarters. Place in hot oil and fry until crispy. Drain on paper towels and toss with a little salt.
  • In an oven save dish, place chips on the bottom. Top with the meat and then the black beans. Sprinkle cheese on top.
  • Put in oven for 3-5 minutes until cheese melts.

Notes

Notes:
Other add ons often include pickled jalapenos and olives.
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  1. I read the origin of the dish from Archana’s space and thought it was so interesting. Sometimes necessity leads to such great inventions (or recipes). Nice clicks and the toppings sound great!

  2. I love this. Somehow my visions of serving my nacho was close to this …but …
    Anyway nachos are a new addition to our food. The girls will love anything that comes out of a packet.
    Its upto me to try and make it healthier,

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