Chorizo Nachos

Nachos are a perfect appetizer for any casual gathering. They quickly can be assembled, allowing you to have more time with your guests.

Chorizo Nachos

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 pound beef chorizo, removed from casings and crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups cooked pinto beans
  • 1 (10 ounce) bag tortilla chips
  • 1 cup enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup pico de gallo
  • 2 1/2 -3 cups Monterey jack cheese
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced to garnish
  • sour cream to garnish
  • guacamole to garnish
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, minced to garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450ºF.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until translucent.
  3. Stir in garlic, chorizo, cumin, and salt.
  4. Cook until the chorizo is browned about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in pinto beans.
  6. In a large, ovenproof platter or in a large baking dish, spread 1 layer of chips.
  7. Top with a layer of chorizo mixture, enchilada sauce, pico de gallo, cheese, green onions, and jalapeños.
  8. Repeat with another layer of chips, chorizo mixture, enchilada sauce, pico de gallo, cheese, green onions, and jalapeños.
  9. Continue to layer ingredients.
  10. Bake until the cheese is melted and the nachos are hot, about 5 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven, garnish with sour cream, guacamole, and cilantro.
  12. Serve immediately.
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