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Modified Nachos Dip Recipe

Updated on June 23, 2014
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What are Nachos?

According to Wikipedia, Nachos are:

a popular food based on nixtamalized corn, of Mexican origin associated with Tex-Mex cuisine that can be either made quickly to serve as a snack or prepared with more ingredients to make a full meal.

In Mexico, Nachos are referred to as totopos instead. Practically, Nachos are tortilla chips dipped in salsa, cheese and tomato dips, jalapeno, and the like. The first Nachos were made by Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya in the year 1943. It was originally fried tortilla chips which cheddar cheese and jalapeno peppers.

This recipe will teach us how to make Nachos with five or fewer ingredients. :)

Pseudo nachos with less than 5 ingredients
Pseudo nachos with less than 5 ingredients | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: four 25-gram servings of chips


  • one 3.53 oz pack tortilla chips
  • 1/2 pack 180 g cheese; or, cheese sauce for drizzling
  • 3 tomatoes, crushed or diced, depends on your preference
  • 1 can 260 g ready to eat corned beef, sauteed or not, depends on your preference
  • 1 small onion, diced
  1. Place tortilla chips in a plate. Set aside.
  2. Mix cheese, corned beef, onions, and tomatoes in a bowl. If using cheese sauce, drizzle it liberally on your cheese and tomatoes.
  3. Place the corned beef mixture on top of the tortilla chips and then drizzle with some more cheese sauce.
  4. ATTACK!!!

Of course this is the simplest form of nachos you can get, with just five ingredients. But if you have some more ingredients lying around, say, olives or jalapeno, you can add that to the mixture as well. This is possibly the easiest and simplest starter to make within a short period of time.

I love how this recipe has very few ingredients but is still packed with flavor. It doesn't matter if you only have 2 pieces of tomatoes left or just a small chunk of cheese and a really small onion. It will still be tasty and perfect for snack time while watching a movie, TV, or while chit-chatting away with friends. My friends often make this when we're looking for a quick fix that's junk food, but healthy (cause there's lycopene in the tomatoes, protein in the beef and calcium in the cheese. Yeah. We cheated. Hehe.). If you're feeling a wee bit more authentic, you can use real ground beef for a chunkier "salsa" or nacho dip. As a meat lover, I find this second option better, but of course, it is also more expensive. Well, the choice is yours and it's all up to you. You can even really leave out the meat altogether.

Have a better, quicker, and easier version of the Nachos? Feel free to comment. I'd love to hear from you!



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