Nachos are traditional Super Bowl treat

Enjoy the Super Bowl with these Super Nachos.

Enjoy the Super Bowl with these Super Nachos.

Super Bowl XLIII will be here Sunday, Feb. 1, so many football fans will be munching instead of sitting down to dinner that evening. Traditional foods at Super Bowl parties include hearty snacks like wings, chili and nachos. You won’t find quiche on many Super Bowl party menus!

Recipes for nachos would surely get a million-plus hits on an Internet search because there are so many different ways to fix this family treat. They are easy to customize, both with ingredients and with the degree of “heat” brought to the dish.

For the Super Bowl, bring on the heat with this recipe that calls for green chili, chili powder and the biting jalapeno.

Sit back and enjoy the Cardinals and the Steelers and enjoy this Super Nacho recipe.

Super Nachos

1 large bag tortilla chips

1 lb. ground beef

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 cup water

1 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. chili powder (or more, depending on your taste)

1 can refried beans

1 small onion, chopped

1 can Campbell’s cheddar cheese soup (do not dilute)

1 envelope taco seasoning

1 small can green chili’s (chopped)

1 small can sliced black olives

1 can (15 oz.) diced tomatoes, drain

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1 sliced jalapeno pepper, sour cream or guacamole for garnish

Brown and crumble ground beef. Drain. Add onion, salt, water, cumin, chili powder, refried beans, taco seasoning mix and cheddar cheese soup. Cook over low heat until all ingredients are thoroughly blended or about 5 minutes.

Place 1/2 bag of tortilla chips on large, oven-safe platter. Spoon 1/2 of beef mixture over chips. Add 1/2 of the canned tomatoes, green chili’s, black olives and shredded cheese. Add the remaining chips and repeat layering. Finish with the sliced jalapeno peppers on top.

Bake in 350 degree oven for about 10 to 15 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.

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