This is National Tortilla Chip Day!

For National Tortilla Chip Day, I decided to share my Super Simple way to make nachos. I love them to be extra cheesy, and I will gleefully eat them at any hour of the day or night. Yes, nachos for breakfast are superb!

My favorite “go-to” style is a single layer of tortilla chips on a foil-covered pan. (Never do I mound layers of chips on a platter.) Sprinkle shredded Monterey Jack cheese (or a blend) over each chip. Then drizzle medium-hot taco sauce or picante sauce over the top. Bake for 5 minutes at 375 – 400°F just till the cheese is melted. Consume!

I also do this on a regular plate for 1 minute in the microwave. Or on foil in a hot BBQ grill.

Making cheese the bottom layer prevents the chips from getting soggy. Adding other toppings is optional, but desirable. Choose items that suit your taste buds and add interesting textures. Chopped avocado, finely diced bell peppers, mango salsa, fresh pineapple bits, pulled pork, sliced fresh or jarred jalapeños, pulled pork, bits of chorizo sausage, sliced olives, green onions, ground beef, roasted peppers & onions, chili, grilled corn, black beans, or shrimp. After they’re cooked, some great add-ons for nachos can include shredded lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, and a squeeze of lime juice.

Or put all your “goodies” on a platter or in bowls. Simply dip your tortilla chips to your heart’s content!

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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