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Make the Ultimate Nachos for the Big Game

January 30th, 2012 Cooking

If you're planning on watching the Big Game, you may be wondering what you can bring to make the party that much better. This is the perfect opportunity to indulge in all those greasy, fatty foods that you love but may not be able to bring yourself to eat very frequently. Burgers, chili and chicken wings are old standbys, as is a heaping plate of gooey nachos. Here's a quick and easy recipe, courtesy of the Food Network, that your guests may have a hard time resisting.

Ingredients

1 can refried beans 1 large bag white corn tortilla chips 1 medium onion, chopped 1 cup shredded pepper jack 1 jalapeno pepper, sliced crosswise 1 can chili, or your own recipe 1 cup shredded Cheddar 1 cup sour cream 1 cup green onion, chopped 1 tomato, diced

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. In a small saucepan over low heat, cook the refried beans until they are loose enough that you can easily spoon them onto the chips.

You'll want to work quickly from this point on - spread a layer of chips over a large platter and place about a teaspoon of beans over all of them. Next, sprinkle onions, jack cheese and and jalapeno slices on top. On top of that, add the chili and some cheddar. Create another layer of chips and repeat the process until all of the ingredients are gone. Place everything in the oven and allow to bake for five to 10 minutes, until the cheese is completely melted. Top your nachos with sour cream, green onions, diced tomatoes and a few extra jalapenos if you like and serve immediately.

If you'd like to add a bit more to the recipe, AllRecipes.com recommends cooking some shredded chicken with crushed garlic and a bit of green onion until tender and adding it on top of everything else. This will make the nachos much heavier, so be sure to take into account everything else you'll probably be eating that day.