Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Nachos (Ground Beef #3)

There was a half pound of ground beef left over from making pizza. We used it to make nachos, even though it's not really nacho season.

Brown the ground beef. Add a half an onion, finely chopped and a few cloves of garlic minced. Season as you would for tacos. I used Chile Pepper, Ancho Chili Pepper, and Chipotle. Since I used Chile Pepper not Chili Powder, I also added a bunch of cumin and some oregano. As always, I added a touch of cinnamon and cocoa powder for a bit of depth. Salt to taste.

Arrange some corn chips on a plate. Top with as much grated cheddar cheese as you like. Microwave to melt the cheese, then top with the ground beef. Add whatever fixings you enjoy. This time we used:

  • Habanero and Lime Salsa
  • Diced tomato
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Green Onion (thinly sliced)
  • Black olives
  • Sour Cream
In the past we've also added:
  • Guacamole
  • Parsley (finely chopped)
  • Squeeze of fresh lime
  • Cactus (from a bottle, chopped)
  • Refried beans (instead of ground beef)
  • Cucumber (finely chopped)
Served it with a glass of orange juice. It was tasty. A half a pound was the right amount of meat for the two of us.

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