Loaded Beef Nachos a snack great for a party, game day or even a cheat night dinner.
Cook's Notes: I adapted the original recipe from averiecooks.com. The recipe called for baking the nacho dish on baking sheet lined with parchment paper for 15 minutes @350 degrees. I found the microwave worked fine on HIGH at 20 second intervals until cheese was melted.
I also shortcutted the original recipe by using fewer ingredients and substituting what I call a secret weapon Traders Joes Cowboy Caviar
If not available any corn, black bean pepper salsa will do. I substituted with this salsa.
Options for toppings include sour cream, olives, green onions and guacamole.
Loaded Beef Nachos
- 1 TB. olive oil
- 1 lb. lean ground beef
- 1 jar salsa e.g. Cowboy Caviar or any thick black bean, corn, red pepper salsa
- Shredded Mexican 4 Cheeses
- Diced Grape Tomatoes
- Shredded iceberg lettuce
- Tortilla chips about 8 cups (try the Hint of Lime Chips)
- 2 green onions,diced
- Brown hamburger in olive oil. Crumble ( use a pastry cutter) and wipe pan free of grease.
- Add in a jar of salsa and cook on low until heated through.
- On a plate (microwavable) add crushed chips, hamburger mixture and grated cheese. Microwave until cheese is melted.
- Add lettuce, diced tomatoes and any other desired toppings.
While waiting for a warm up
but do wait until closer to 0 degrees to avoid danger of frostbite try some of these fun cold weather science experiments.
- Blow bubbles and experiment on different surfaces to find the best places to freeze a bubble. Bubble wands are ideal, because you can really watch and observe what happened as it froze.
- Go outside when the temperatures are below freezing 32 degrees.
- Allow your bubble solution to cool before blowing bubbles.
- Find a place outside that is cold and protected from the wind.
- Blow a bubble and catch it on the bubble wand.
- Wait. The bubble won’t freeze immediately. Depending on the temperature outside, it may take a few seconds to a few minutes to freeze.
- When the bubble is frozen, touch it lightly and see what happens.
- Try making frozen bubbles in other places. What would happen if you carefully put a bubble in the freezer? Or blow it onto dry ice?