Nachos! Nachos! Nachos! Are you a nacho lover too? Need some inspiration for nacho recipe ideas? Use your leftovers to create new nacho toppings! I absolutely love nachos! I love how nachos can vary so much! Therefore, I am challenging myself to make nachos out of leftovers during this quarantine time.
The other day my husband and I decided to make Taco Stew. This is one of my favorite comfort foods and it’s also great for parties!
However, since it’s not as easy to get ingredients at this time, we had to modify the recipe a little bit.
Check out the original recipe for Taco Stew.
Taco Stew – modified
1 lb. ground beef
1 medium onion chopped
2 cloves fresh garlic chopped
1 package taco seasoning
1 can chopped tomatoes with green chilies
1 28 oz can chopped tomatoes
1 16 oz can white hominy, drained
1 15 oz can black beans
Stove Top instructions:
- In a large pot brown the ground beef with onions and garlic.
- Drain excess fat and add in taco seasoning mix according to the directions on the back of the packet.
- Add in all the canned items and let simmer for 20-30 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
- Serve and top with optional toppings
Optional toppings for Taco Stew & Nacho Leftovers:
- Fritos or nacho chips
- Shredded cheese
- Sour cream
- Jalapeno slices
The new recipe cut down the amount of ground beef (since we only had 1lb), and since there was less meat, we also cut down on the number of cans of beans and eliminated the corn since we had the hominy.
It still turned out delicious!
After enjoying it as a stew in a bowl, the first night, we turned the leftovers into our nacho topping.
Taco Stew Nacho Leftovers
My husband builds a great nacho platter!
First he laid out the nacho chips. Followed by a heaping ladle of taco stew, making sure each chip had the stew on it.
Then he topped the taco stew with queso cheese and shredded cheddar cheese.
Next, he topped this layer with more chips and repeated the process again with the stew and cheese.
After everything was layered, he heated the nachos in the microwave, until the meat was hot and the cheese had melted.
We topped our nachos with dollops of sour cream.
We couldn’t find the jalapeño slices, otherwise, I would have added those to the top of the nachos as well.
These were amazing and such a great way to reuse the taco stew to make an entirely new meal, and a couple snacks!
We shall see what leftover we have this week to create more nachos from leftovers.
In my opinion, nothing goes better with nachos than a good margarita,. Check out this recipe for an easy and delicious pitcher of margaritas. The Best Beer Margarita Recipe
Be safe and cheers!