Macho Nachos Courtesy of Paula Deen

"I'm on a Jetblue flight and watching the Food Network channel and on comes Paula Deen (I've never seen one of her shows) doing a ball game episode. This recipe made me crave Mexican food so we went out for Mexican that night! Have not tried this recipe yet but wanted to post since I was able to find it on Cooking and prep times are estimated."
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  • Have all the prepped ingredients easily accessible to assemble nachos.
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a small saucepan over low heat, cook refried beans until they are loose enough to spoon onto nachos.
  • On a large ovenproof platter, spread out a layer of tortilla chips and quickly put a teaspoon of hot refried beans on each chip.
  • Working quickly, sprinkle with some onions, jack cheese, and jalapeño slices.
  • Spoon on chili and top that with Cheddar.
  • Repeat this layering process until ingredients are used up.
  • Save some of the jalapeño slices for garnish.
  • Place platter in the oven and bake until cheese has melted, about 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and place on a trivet or heatproof surface.
  • Top nachos with sour cream, green onions, diced tomato and jalapeño slices and serve hot.

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  1. breezermom
    I made all-meat chili to use with these. They are amazingly filling and delicious! Super good snack food. Thanks for sharing! Made for Best of 2013 tag game.
  2. Maito
    Yummy nachos. We mixed the chili and refried beans together, and that worked really well for topping (thick + thin = perfect). We also added guacamole to these, which was very good with them.
  3. lazyme
    These were really good and I really enjoyed them. Can't wait to make them again for company. Thanks for sharing. Made for Name That Ingredient Tag.
  4. Marsha D.
    These nachos were the best I have made in awhile. I did kick it up a notch or two with adding Hot Italian Sausage and adding Recipe #121415 to the sausage after frying. I than added the chili ( I used Bush's Homestyle Original Style Chili with no beans)to the sausage before adding to the chips. Since we don't care for jalapeno's I used black olives in their place. All in all I will be keeping this recipe to share with our friends this year at the lake. Thanks for sharing the recipe! :)



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