Chili Bacon Nachos for Two

Total Time
40mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

I'm all about presentation and if my camera skills were significantly better, it could quite possibly prove it. Don't misunderstand my intent, either. A beautifully appointed home is nice, but I'm talking about food advertisement. Yes, food advertisement. Ohhh, the joy of family ladling soup from an old crock, bread served on a weathered wooden bread board or maybe nachos cleverly presented in a black iron skillet. Make it an event...eat it alfresco. You get the picture. Inspiration is all around. It just needs to be noticed. (An inspired recipe from Nancy @ Coupon Clipping)

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. For The Chips: Cut each tortilla into quarters. Heat the oil in a skillet on medium heat. The oil should be about 1/2 inch deep in the skillet. Place about 8 to 10 of the tortilla quarters in the hot oil at a time. Turn the tortilla chips as they cook so each side is golden brown.
  3. When the chips are golden brown on both sides, remove them from the skillet and lay them on a plate over a paper towel to absorb the excess oil. Repeat with the remaining tortillas; set aside.
  4. For The Bacon Guacamole: In a small bowl, add the avocado, 1 tablespoon of the red onions (reserving the other 2 tablespoons for the nachos), 1 tablespoon salsa (reserving 3 tablespoons to serve with the nachos), 1 tablespoon of the crumbled bacon (reserving 2 tablespoons for the nachos) and the juice from 1 quarter of the lime (reserving the other 2 quarters for garnish).
  5. Mix the guacamole ingredients using a spoon so that the avocado is broken into small chunks (rather than smashing up the avocado with a fork). Then salt and pepper to taste and top with additional crumbled bacon.
  6. For The Nachos: Add the chips to an oven-proof plate or skillet. Top the chips with the chili, shredded cheese, sliced jalapeno, remaining diced onions and the remaining crumbled bacon.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven until the cheese is melted, about 6 - 8 minutes.
  8. Top the warm nachos with the diced tomatoes and serve them with side dishes of sour cream, the remaining salsa and the bacon guacamole.
  9. Garnish with the remaining lime wedges.

Reviews

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Great nachos and made for a good lunch!! I used tortilla chips and canned chili (without beans) and left out the jalapenos. The bacon guacamole was so good and the bacon gave it a nice salty crunch. I topped my nachos with a big dollop of sour cream, the guacamole onions and tomatoes. Will make these again!! Made for AUS/NZ Recipe Swap #65.

AZPARZYCH June 26, 2012

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