Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Chili Nachos

The original recipe calls for (2) hot dogs, but I decided to omit this and just move on with the recipe. My DB just raved about this dish! Of course, you can always use your own chili recipe, but I loved how quickly this chili came together, and how wonderful tasting this dish turned out. A perfect and easy snack, lunch, or party food. One thing to note: I would recommend shredding your own cheese (from a block) versus buying pre-shredded cheese. The taste is sharper and the pre-shredded cheese is (lightly) coated with flour/preservative (though I use it in a pinch). Using freshly shredded cheese will make your cheese remain “cheesey” longer (and won’t harden as hard or as quickly as pre-shredded). We munched on this while watching the Superbowl. Yum!

1 Tbsp vegetable oil, 1 turn of the pan
1 pound ground sirloin
Salt and pepper
1 small onion, chopped
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp chili powder
2 tsp ground cumin
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 sack yellow corn tortilla chips or Fritos Scoops
1 sack, 10 ounces, shredded yellow Cheddar
Sour cream, garnish
Salsa, garnish
2 scallions, chopped

1. Heat a medium skillet over high heat. Add oil then beef, and begin to brown and crumble with a wooden spoon, about 2 minutes.
2. Season with salt and pepper, then add onions, Worcestershire, chili powder, and cumin. Cook another 3 to 5 minutes.
3. Add tomato sauce and simmer 5 minutes more.
4. Preheat broiler.
5. Arrange corn chips on a platter or in a casserole dish. Top the chips with the cooked chili topping. Cover the chili dog sauce with cheese.
6. Melt cheese under hot broiler, 2 minutes, until melted and bubbly.
7. Garnish with sour cream, salsa and chopped scallions.

Source: Adapted from Rachael Ray


kitchen koala said...

Oh yum, that's perfect Super Bowl food! Hot dogs sound like an interesting but very delicious addition. Man-Food indeed! :)

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