Let’s make Chili Macho Nachos

Okay, what the heck.  Let’s break away from the birding and photography and have some fun.  Last night, for supper, Ann decided to make one of my favorite dishes.  Chili Macho Nachos.  Delightfully tasteful little creations by Ann that are great munchies to be eaten with a Margarita or some other liquid refreshment of your choice. 

Anyway, I decided to take photos of her at work.  Boy, didn’t she love that.  Yeah, right.  Okay, let’s make that photos of her work, not at work.  Then, after looking at the images, I decided that even though they were just snapshots and not technically fantastic, they would work for this blog.  At the time, though, I wasn’t thinking of doing a blog on the subject. 

So, if you have decided that you would like to do this, first you have to make the Chili Macho.  Well, let’s digress a bit.  Actually, first you have to go and purchase the following stuff:

  • One package of Tostitos Scoops – see picture
  • Coarse ground black pepper
  • Garlic salt
  • 2 – fresh Jalapenos
  • 1 – fresh medium sized tomato
  • 1/4 White dry medium sized onion (they’ll make you buy one whole) 🙂
  • 1 – pkg of finely shredded cheese
  • Canola oil
  • Water (you should have this at the house) 🙂
  • 1 lb of lean ground beef

Back at the house, dice or chop fine, the fresh Jalapeno, the tomato, and the 1/4 dry white onion.  Season all this to your taste with the ground pepper and garlic salt, depending on how hot you like it.  Mix this concoction up with 1 tablespoon of Canola Oil and 2 tablespoons of water.  Now you have the Chili Macho.  You can make this ahead of time and refrigerate if you like.

Next brown your ground beef.  Ann says you should know how to do this.  It’s a good thing that she does it and not me.  I only write this stuff.

Okay, next open the package of the Tostitos Scoops.

Place a bunch, around 15 or 16, I forget how many, around the middle of a plate as shown here.

Next fill each little scoop with your browned ground beef.  Incidentally, if you are not a beef eater, you can substitute, chicken, fish, frog legs, or anything you like.  If you are vegetarian, you can skip this step altogether and go directly to adding the Chili Macho.

Ain’t that lookin’ good already?  The best is yet to come.  Now pile on a lot of your shredded cheese.

Danged if I ain’t gettin’ hungry.  Okay, if yours looks like the picture above, put it in the micro-wave for 45 seconds.  That will warm the cheese and the whole thing a bit.  After you remove it from the micro-wave, fill all the scoops with the Chili Macho that you made up earlier.

Now you have the Chili Macho Nachos.  Boy Oh Boy!!  Take if from me, this is really fine eating.  By the way, the Chili Macho is actually a great dip for any occasion.

Should you not like it, don’t blame me.  Just call 1-800-ANN-ZELLER 🙂  One more thing.  Any resemblence between this post and Heather Shoemaker’s Mish Mosh blog, is strictly co-incidence. 🙂