Last two recipes nachos & salsa

by | Apr 29, 2016 | Food

This is the final set of recipes from my book, Luv’s Life. Don’t you love going to your favorite bar and having a  huge plate of gooey, cheesy, spicy nachos? Now you can make it at home and here are the recipes. Deluxe Gooey Bar Nachos

Ingredients: tortilla chips, 1 lb ground beef, ½ cup cheddar cheese shredded, ½ cup pepper jack cheese shredded, jalapenos (optional for garnish), sour cream (optional for garnish), salsa (recipe to follow), olives (optional for garnish), taco seasoning:2 tsp chili powder, ½ tsp paprika, ¼ tsp garlic,
¼ tsp cumin and ½ tsp oregano.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Brown the ground beef over medium high heat until no longer pink.
Drain the meat and return it to the pan and add ¼ cup of water and 2 tablespoons taco seasoning.
This is to taste, so if you feel it needs more add a little more. Stir until the water is absorbed and mixture has thickened. There should be no liquid in the pan. The mixture should not have any juice, set it aside. Place tortilla chips in a single even layer on a baking sheet. Spoon a layer of meat evenly over the chips. Top with a layer of cheddar cheese then a layer of pepper jack cheese.
Place in the oven on the middle rack heat only until the cheese is melted. This means you have to keep an eye on it. Serve with sliced jalapenos and olive on top and salsa and sour cream on the side.

Fresh Salsa
Ingredients: 3 cups chopped tomatoes, ¼ cup chopped green pepper, ¼ cup chopped orange bell pepper, ½ red onion chopped, juice of one lime and a bunch of cilantro chopped.
Combine the peppers, onion, tomatoes together in a bowl add the juice of one lime and a bunch of fresh chopped cilantro. Refrigerate for an hour or so. This allows the flavors to meld.
Serve with your nachos.