Every week should have a taco night!
Perhaps something along those lines, at least. The kids requested nachos instead ’cause they’re easier to handle when you have little hands.
Here’s what I made:
1lb of ground beef/turkey or chicken
1 bag of Tortilla chips
Canned, sliced black olives
1 or 2 fresh jalapeños, sliced
3 green onions, chopped
1 tomato, seeded and diced
2 or 3 cups of shredded cheese (cheddar, marble, mozzarella or something fancy like jalapeño cheddar or Tillimook’s Garlic Chili Cheddar)
*Taco Seasoning Recipe (kid-friendly)
1 tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
Combine all the ingredients.
In a medium skillet over medium heat add your ground meat and cook until browned. Drain off excess grease. Return to heat and sprinkle the taco seasoning all over. Add 3/4 cup water and cook until all the water is absorbed.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
On a parchment paper lined cookie sheet or pizza pan, place tortilla chips all over in a single layer. Sprinkle with tomatoes, olives, green onions, jalapeños and cheese.
Repeat this process two more times until you have three layers of goodness!
Place the nacho masterpiece in the preheated oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, careful not to burn.
Remove from oven, serve with salsa, sour cream and guacamole and dive in!