Monday, April 11, 2011

Chili Cheese Nachos

Spring has some pretty fickle weather. Last week, here in the mountains, it snowed and I made a pot of chili. Today should reach a record breaking 82 degrees.  And everything between. I always have trouble deciding what to cook when the weather is changing--daily! Hourly! 

Saturday night, I decided to make Nachos. Every Saturday used to be Nacho Night and I would joke about writing a book titled, "1001 Nacho Nights" because of all the different ways I made them. Last summer, I even made Cold Nachos

There are no rules to making nachos. As long as you have tortilla chips and cheese, feel free to call your dish nachos.

For this version, I used crispy yellow corn tortilla chips which I scattered on a platter. I reheated my leftover chili and poured that over the chips.  I made a basic cheese sauce using Vermont extra sharp white cheddar and poured that over. Then I topped the nachos with finely diced red onion and a generous sprinkling of pickled jalapeno peppers. 


  1. I could embrace the tradition of Nacho Night! These look ooey-gooey and delicious! The weather has been crazy here too.

  2. Me too! I don't eat potato chips but love tortilla chips, and the corn flavor is so good with everything! I will have to remember this dish, thanks! Now off to look at the cold nachos.

  3. Mmm, nachos! I too love the idea of nacho night - I think we need that tradition badly around here & I love that yours have a 'generous' sprinkling of jalapenos :)

  4. I know what you mean about spring weather, crazy ups & downs here in WI too! One minute I'm thinking about firing up the grill, then thinking maybe it's time for a pot of soup. I love the concept of nacho night.. Nachos always feel like a party!

  5. Even we are experiencing crazy temperature swings. We went from 100F down to 60F and now back up to 85F all in the matter of a couple of weeks. Nachos is the perfect meal though, I think my crew would not mind a tradition of nacho night one bit and i love how versatile they are.
    Oh and on a side note, yes, I did get some nice pain meds and they've been doing a good job :o)