So I have to say that this is a great recipe, BUT it takes something that should be really EASY to make and makes it a little too hard.
Nachos should be something that you can throw together in a flash and enjoy just minutes later. This get just a little too involved for me. It takes some planning if you want to get your avocados just ripe and to have the fresh salsa recipe made and ready to go. The ingredient list is also a little long for nachos. Two kinds of beans and tons of seasonings in the the meat. While they turned out great and I would make them again, I will be looking for ways to simplify them. I'm not a huge fan of black olives, so that will be the first to go next time, and I think I only need one type of bean if any at all.
I know I might be sound like I am being a little tough on this recipe from Joanna Gaines, but I think that it just needs a little bit of editing. Nachos can be whatever you want them to be, I usually make mine with leftovers, if I have chicken or ground beef extra. If I have to plan for them, like I do these from the Magnolia Table Cookbook, it kind of takes the fun out of it for me.
Personally I'd take this recipe, layer chips, cheese, meat and repeat. Grab me some fresh pico de gallo from the store, toss that on top, slice up an avocado and give it a squeeze of lime and be done. That's perfect movie night snacks for me. I guess what I am saying here is don't let this recipe intimidate you, if you don't have every piece of this long list of ingredients, make do with what you have and don't stress over it. This is fun food, enjoy it!
Leave me a comment below and let me know if you think I'm crazy or if I am on track with this one!
Until next time, happy cooking!
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