Sunday, December 18, 2011

Tsp Spices - Spicy Nachos

I received a few different products from Tsp Spices to sample and I was very fortunate to have been sent some organic mild ground chili pepper. So, I decided to make nachos. I did use ground beef in this recipe, you can substitute the ground beef for ground turkey or opt out of the meat portion of this recipe all together. If you choose to opt out of the meat, might I suggest adding the chili pepper and splashes of hot sauce to the salsa. The salsa can be homemade or store bought, it is entirely your preference.

I used ingredients that I had on hand and I did not put any sour cream on my nachos because sour cream holds my hand and carries me into a world of pain. As you can imagine, "world of pain" isn't a prime vacation spot.

Ingredients: ground beef, 1 package kettle nacho chips, Salsa, Jalapenos, Choice of Olives (we used green and black), Cheddar, onions (green and regular), hot sauce, 1 tsp pkg of ground chili pepper.

While the ground beef was cooking we added the Chili Pepper courtesy of Tsp Spices and some hot sauce to taste. Spicy foods are high in request in this house during the colder months of the year.

Afterwards the children helped me scatter the prepped ingredients (except the salsa) onto 2 baking pans. I don't include the salsa in this step because it really does make the nachos too soggy. So I usually put the salsa on the side as a dipping sauce for the nachos or over them after they have been baked.  

 I bake them in the oven long enough for the cheese to melt and the chips to get warm and a little crispy. Allow to cool temporarily and enjoy.

These nachos were very spicy and that is to be expected when you put jalapenos on your nachos. I managed to sample the chili pepper when I first added it to the hamburger and I must say. There is a distinctive freshness to this product like no other in my spice cupboard unless it is homegrown and has been dried properly.

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