Sunday, December 4, 2011
Picture this: It's Sunday night and the kids are in bed, finally. Your tummy is rumbling for something yummy and his probably is too. You open the fridge and all that stares back at you from behind the sour cream and salsa Verde is a take-out container with yesterdays somewhat dry BBQ pulled pork from the joint down the street. The cabinet doesn't look any better. Just a lonely bag of half eaten tortilla chips. The pantry practically has an echo as two lonely cans of beans stare at each other, refried and baked. Then BADABING, the wheels start turning and dinner might be possible after all!
1 bag tortilla chips (enough to cover a cookie sheet)
1/2 can refried beans
1/2 cup baked beans
1 cup pulled pork (add a few squirts of your favorite BBQ sauce to it to breath some life back into it)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese or Mexican blend
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup salsa Verde
1 Roma tomato, chopped
jalapeno slices, pickled
Spread the chips over the cookie sheet. Using a butter knife spread refried beans over each chip. Sprinkle baked beans over the refried ones. Yes, that is a lot of beans so don't get the idea that these are in any way romantic nachos, the title can be misleading. Scatter that pork over the farty goodness. Now, sprinkle the cheese on top. Don't be shy, dig in for another handful to hold everything together like glue when it melts. Turn the oven up to broil and pop the cookie sheet in there for 5 minutes and shut the door. Check sooner, they take no time at all. Flick on the sour cream with a spoon and fill in the cracks with salsa Verde after they come out of the oven. Sprinkle the tomato and jalapenos and prepare for your nacho eating friend/husband/wife/neighbor/mailman/sister/brother etc. to love you just a little more. I love me some girly salads and quinoa but every girl needs to share a cookie sheet of love with that special someone, especially at this time of the year.