Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Rosie Makes Nachos For The Hawthorne Boys.

My boys had a hankering for nachos and Rosie's here to deliver.
This was a collaborative effort between Mr. Hawthorne and me, kinda. He cooked the chicken for the nachos and I did everything else.
It's got chicken in there, hamburger meat, tomatoes, peppers, black olives, black beans, jalapenos, lettuce, and onion.
Always check out the meat section for deals. I found boneless skinless chicken breasts for $2.49/pound.
The ground beef was reduced to $3.07/pound.
First, Mr. Hawthorne cut his chicken into strips.
A little butter and oil action going on. Look in the back. Mr. Hawthorne just made Peach Preserves.
Mr. Hawthorne tends to the chicken strips. Just a quick sear.
Rosie's working on the ground beef.
I seasoned my beef with a little taco seasoning.
Thanks again, Ange in Wisconson, for the spices! xoxoxox Nicely browned hamburger.
Mr. Hawthorne set aside his chicken strips ...
... and sauteed onion and pepper.
Next, he added some of his Salsa Ranchero which he's been putting on everything - pasta, omelets, you name it. It's quite a versatile sauce. Mr. Hawthorne put his chicken in a tortilla and called it a day.
Of course, Rosie ain't through.
I have an assortment of peppers and tomatoes, and onion, some shredded Mexican cheese, which I generally don't like to use since it's dried out and doesn't melt properly, some Pepper Jack cheese, some Mexican Oaxaca cheese, a can of black olives, and ... a can of black beans. I know, I know. It goes against every fiber in my body, but I used canned beans. My boys didn't want to wait 40 minutes for me to cook beans and requested canned.
This is why I don't like canned beans. They've been soaking in sludge. They have a metallic sheen to them.
I rinsed the beans in water for about 10 minutes while I started assembling the nachos.
First, a layer of the Semi-Ho'd pre-shredded dried-out cheese. Go ahead and stick this in your 350 degree oven to melt. Next, I chopped some green pepper and an onion.
Here's everything for my nachos: cheese covered nachos green pepper onion sliced black olives prepared chicken strips prepared hamburger meat Oaxaca Mexican cheese Pepper Jack cheese black beans
First I added the pepper and onion.
Black olives.
Black beans.
Chicken half and a hamburger half.
More grated cheese (Oaxaca and Pepper Jack) on top. This went into a 350 degree oven until the cheese was nice and bubbly.
While the nachos were in the oven, I chopped tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and chopped jalapenos.
This was ready in about 15 minutes. And it was gone in about 10 minutes.
I loved all the flavors in here.
And it's so pretty!
Enjoy. Ole!

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