“Loaded Nachos” is my answer to the question, what will you have with your beer, in one of my favourite pubs in Bangalore. They bake the Nacho chips and load it with refried beans, corn, jalapenos, cheese and all sorts of addictive stuff so that you can well forget your beer and focus on the Loaded Nachos!
If you’re looking for a Vegetarian Mexican menu, you MUST include a big platter of this as appetisers and see that beaming look on your guests’ faces as they tuck in!
Since the last few Fridays, I’ve been making a big platter of these fully loaded nachos for dinner. It’s like a big salad with lots of veggies, beans, cheese and of course tortilla chips.
If you get down to baking these chips, then you have a completely healthy, high fibre, high protein snack ready to serve for a house party. I plan to bake these chips in advance for this weekend.
This is the perfect party dish, easily scaled up. You can assemble these in smaller foil containers, sprinkle cheese and bake so it can be shared between two people.
Preparing the beans:
These are not exactly refried beans because in the former, they are mashed to a coarse paste. Here the beans are pressure cooked until soft but each holding their shape and not mushy. They are then sautéed with some seasonings and kept aside for use in the nachos. You could make these ahead of time and refrigerate up to 10 days in an airtight container.