Authentic Tex Mex nachos recipe

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Authentic Tex-Mex nachos made with whole corn tortillas, refried beans and jalapeno slices. Nachos are perfect as an appetizer, go great with beer and make one of the best party dishes. For best results, use homemade refried beans.

Preparation time: -, Cooking time: -, Serves: 4 


8 corn tortillas
Vegetable oil for frying
2 cups refried beans (canned or homemade)
4 cups grated cheddar cheese
Sliced jalapenos

To serve with
Pico de gallo
Sour cream


Fry the tortillas
In a frying pan heat the vegetable oil to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Fry the tortillas, one at a time, for about 2 minutes per side. Remove and place on paper towels. Continue with the remaining tortillas.

Heat the refried beans and stir until creamy.

Assemble the tacos
Spread a fried tortilla with 1/4 cup refried beans. Top with 1/2 a cup of the grated cheese  Repeat the process for all tortillas.

Lay tortillas on a cookie sheet and place in the broiler for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Remove from the oven and cut each tortilla into 8 pieces (cut in half, then in quarters and finally in 8ths). Top each piece with sliced jalapenos, pico de gallo, guacamole or sour cream (you an use any combination of toppings you like or you can serve them with the toppings on the side).

Serve immediately.

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