A new version of nachos - and boy are they good!

@coffeebreak (17824)
United States
December 31, 2008 6:30pm CST
After having one at a resturant, I decided to discet my left overs at home and see how to make it. The resturant called in "nachos" but to me, nachos are chips with melted cheese, beans, beef etc. And you dip the covered chips. But this was not that and it was great! So... it is quick and easy so I will share it with everyone.... Fry a corn tortilla (I do 3 at a time!) Make sure they are fried and not soft in the middles. Then spread refried beans on the fried tortilla, add cheese of you choice and olives and onions and whatever else you like. PUt it in a toaster overn on broil until the cheese melts. Take the covered tortilla out and cut it into fourths. THen dip in salsa (if you like) and chow down! They are so good. I do olives and onions on mine - but you could do more and after broiling, add avacado dip or sour cream or other non-heated things. I have 3 for lunch and am stuffed! Yes, I have had 3 for dinner in the same day! I know the frying is not co great for you, but I use corn oil as canola oil doesnt' deep fry very well at all... like it doesn't get hot enough to deep fry. YOu can fry as many tortillas as you need for your crew - fry a dozen if you need to! You could even fry a bunch adn just have them for later! Just spread and broil! Give it a try and let me know how you like it!
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@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
1 Jan 09
Nachos I just love them. Thanks for your recipe. Its lots cheaper than going out to eat them. yummy.
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@coffeebreak (17824)
• United States
1 Jan 09
Isn't it tho?! I mean, this was $7.69 for 3 tortillas ( cut in quarters) with just beans (thin layer) cheese and a jalepeno pepper slice on top. That is what got me thinking that I could make them! 3 Dozen torts are about $2 so that is about 5 cents a tort, cheese - hand full per tort at the most, beans, 3 tablespoons per tort from a can costing 50 cents. Under a dollar and so good! I am waiting to get hungry and they will be my new Years eve treat!
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@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
1 Jan 09
Mmmmmmmm!...Does that sound decadent, fattening, and Deee-licious!!
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@coffeebreak (17824)
• United States
1 Jan 09
Now, now... don't got to the wrong side of the scale!! Corn tortillas are not that caloric, and beans are good for you for protein and fiber. Cheese is good for you for calcium and vit D and the rest is just vegetables - olives, onions etc. Yes the avacado dip might be a little fattening, but use it sparingly and the sour cream - same thing, maybe just delete that. But the deep frying is really the only non-healthy thing there is and since you don't fry it to long, and always blot off all the excessive oils....it isn't that bad for you! Give it a try. I just ate some bean dip my daughter made and brought to me (sweet of her - she NEVER cooks!) but I will have my torts for dinner! It'd be a good thing to do for a party - not to many people, but fry up the tortillas, let everyone pile their own and then broil and cut!
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@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
1 Jan 09
I think this would make wonderful appetizers!
@coffeebreak (17824)
• United States
1 Jan 09
Funny thing... appitizers are often the best part of a meal!
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• United States
1 Jan 09
The trick to frying corn tortillas and getting them crispy instead of rubbery is to let them dry out first. This takes a little bit of planning ahead but if you leave them out of the package overnight then fry them, they get super crispy. Also, make sure your oil is very hot (350-400 degrees). The hotter your frying oil, the less grease on your food when you get done. And these sound pretty tastey!
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@coffeebreak (17824)
• United States
1 Jan 09
Wow - thanks for mentioning that! I didn't know about drying them out to get them crispier! That is great... I am going to go now and set them out for the next day or so! I didn't know that! Thanks so much! And the heat reducing the grease - again, thanks for mentioning! I didn't know that either and boy to make them healthier on top of how good they are - I love them even more now! Thanks again for the tips! Now, everyone... go make some for today's New Years Day snacking!
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
2 Jan 09
Those sound like they would be really good. I might have to try those sometime. My son won't eat the beans though, so I would have to use some ground beef or chicken on his.
@coffeebreak (17824)
• United States
2 Jan 09
Funny thing is... I can't stand beans either! But I do make a mean bean dip and love it and now these. I think the key is that I whip the beans up in my food processor and make them smooth and creamy and add salsa, plus the cheese and other things on top kind of drowns out hte beans to a point where I can eat them! And i do only smear on a light layer of them on these. But you sure can use something else! I think the beans other than just being a normal addition to mexican food, also is the ground level that holds everything on top together! Let me know what you do and how it takes with a meat! I love beef with my mexican food!
@drannhh (14902)
• United States
1 Jan 09
Sounds like a tostada to me. Taco Bell used to sell those for under a dollar, but it has been years since they have had them. Bummer. I like tostadas.
@coffeebreak (17824)
• United States
1 Jan 09
Totally different from a tostada. They both have the fried corn tortilla and beans but cold lettuce anc cheese. This one has just the beans and cheese and is grilled until the cheese melts. No lettuce and hot! I like some tostadas, but those at fasat foods I don't like the tortilla they use - to stale. I make my own pretty well, but htere's this place near here that has the worlds best. We frequented the place 30 years ago often, then it closed down and we never heard aout it until last Christmas - I happened to notice the same name at a local small town and asked if htey were they original and they were! THose tostadas are to die for!