Not just for college students and football parties, a well-made tray of nachos is in fact a delectable delight.
Choosing the right combination of chips and toppings means constructing subtle flavor sensations. Nachos can be appetizers, snacks, or quick-fix suppers depending on how they're prepared. We think nachos are an out-of-the-oven treat. One of our favorite versions combines the richness of 5-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork with the crunch of tortilla chips to create Pulled Pork Nachos. For the familiar ground beef version, we love Sheet Pan Nachos—fresh chorizo adds in a little heat, while avocado, cilantro, and sour cream do their best to hold it back.
The key to great nachos is balance, and each of these recipes creates subtle pairings of sweet and spicy, as well as creamy and crunchy. From hot cheese pulling in long strings to cool radishes creating more crunches, nachos are great for any casual occasion. You can even skip the chips and head straight for a few bags of sweet potato tater tots and create a tray of Sweet Potato Totcho Nachos topped with slices of fresh jalapeño. Whatever your nacho preference, extra hot sauce is optional.