This recipe came from eating some wonderful nachos in a restaurant in Dallas, TX years ago. I tried to copy them. These are a big hit and you can keep the ingredients on hand for a quick snack or meal. My daughter always wanted me to make these when someone spent the night.
On a cookie sheet, place round flat corn chips - as many as will fit on without overlapping. Take each chip and spread a thin layer of bean dip over the top of each chip. Mix broth into the chicken/turkey really well and then place approximately 1/2 teaspoon of chicken on top of the bean dip. Slice the cheese into 1/4 inch slices down either edge and then cut those slices so that they are approximately a square and place over the chicken on each nacho chip. Preheat your oven broiler and then place the cookie sheet approximately 4 inches from the broiler element. Broil only long enough to melt the cheese. Remove cookie sheet from the oven and serve with jalapeno slices, salsa, sour cream, and/or guacamole - to each his own.
When I originally started making these, Old El Paso had refried beans with sausage. It made great bean dip all by itself, but I would use it on these nachos. I can't find that any more, but I suppose you could cook some sausage and mix it into the refried beans and use that instead. That, however, takes pre-planning, which is not usually the situation when I make these. The original Restaurant nachos had some shredded beef on them as one of the layers. I don't bother, but you could do that if you had some left over roast.
By LynnT from Conway, AR
Sounds like something we'd love.
I like the idea of the sausage mixed with the beans. It will be so easy for me, as I always have cooked sausage in my freezer. I just cook it when I get home from store, crumble it well and freeze it in zip-loc bags. I have done this to have available when the family wants biscuits and sausage gravy. I will just use some of it in the refried beans. But I think I will try it in the microwave, at least until the weather cools off. Thank you so much for the idea.
These may be soggy if you do them in the microwave. Let me know if they still have the crunch.
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