Doritos® Nachos – Where have you been all my life?

20151201_182708My daughter went to a party a few weeks ago and came home talking about the awesome nachos the hosting parents made. Nachos made with Doritos! She begged me to make some, so for hubby’s birthday I made Mexican Pizza (recipe here) and Doritos Nachos. Wow, what a sinfully yummy dinner!

It’s very simple. I used two different flavors of Doritos. Spicy and regular old nacho flavor. And layer it on a foil-covered cookie sheet. Don’t forget to use non-stick spray on the foil! I did, and it was a mess, but luckily hubby and kid didn’t mind picking at the hardened cheese on the foil.

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My typical toppings are:

Taco meat:

  • Ground beef
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped (almost minced)
  • 1 sweet pepper (of any color) chopped (almost minced)
  • 1 package of your favorite taco seasoning (I use Mrs Dash for the no-salt)
  1. Brown the beef with the onion and pepper until the meat is cooked and the onion is almost tender.
  2. Add taco seasoning (and if the package calls for it, add the amount of water needed)

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Other ingredients I use:

  • shredded cheese (I like to vary it. Any kind will do. This time it was colby/jack with a little motz thrown in)
  • green onions (chopped)
  • tomatoes (chopped)
  • black olives (sliced)
  • refried beans (from a can is fine)
  1. Lay out an even layer of the chips on the cookie sheet.
  2. Sprinkle on some cheese (just enough for a light coating)
  3. Spoon on some of the meat mixture
  4. Add a handful of chopped tomatoes
  5. Sprinkle with green onion pieces.
  6. Put down another layer of chips
  7. Add the meat mixture
  8. A lot more cheese on this one
  9. Top with tomatoes, onions and olives
  10. Blop teaspoons of refried beans around the top (to dip chips in when hot) This is obviously optional.
  11. Bake at 400 degrees about 10 minutes. Keep an eye on it. You don’t want the chips to burn, but make sure the cheese in the middle is melty.

I served them up with salsa, sour cream and guacamole for dipping.

You can always add other stuff too! If I have any on hand I’d thinly slice a jalapeno or two.

Hubby was VERY happy!


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