Saturday, April 16, 2011


Today's A-Z Challenge letter ~ N


Nachos are a tex-mex dish created by Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya in 1943 for the wives of US soldiers on a shopping trip to Piedras Negras. They arrived after the restaurant where he worked had closed for the day, so Anaya used kitchen left-overs to create a quick snack. He cut tortillas into triangles, added longhorn cheese and warmed them. Before serving his "Nachos Especiales," he added jalapeno slices for spice.

I love nachos, so I thought I'd share my recipe.


  • 1 pound of ground turkey
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 can enchilada sauce
  • salt, onion powder and garlic powder to taste
  • 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 bag of plain tortilla chips
  • 1 small can of black olives
  • sliced jalepenos


Heat oven to 350°. Cook ground turkey in a large saucepan. Add all ingredients but the cheddar cheese, black olives, jalepenos, and chips to the pot and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes. While it is simmering, pour the chips into a casserole dish. Spread hot mixture over the chips; sprinkle grated cheddar cheese, black olives, and jalepenos on top and put in the oven for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and browned. Serve with a side of sour cream.

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Wynter Daniels said...

Yummy. My family loves nachos, too. But we usually only get them out. Looks like I have no excuse not to make them now!

Cally Jackson said...

I love nachos. My recipe would have ground beef & guacamole instead of turkey & olives though.

Also loved hearing about the origin of nachos. Thank goodness for those soldiers' wives, hey? :-)

doreen said...

We are having those today (with ground beef) for the Phillie's game.
Good N word. I don't think you can ever go wrong with good food.

Alana said...

That's really how they came into being? So interesting ... love random little bits of information like that. Thank you for sharing! Fun post.

I will be sure to try your recipe. :)

~Alana (also blogging A through Z over at

Trisha said... yum!

Kari Marie said...

That looks so yummy! Time to go make dinner.

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