These homemade nachos just might become your new best friend but be sure to share them with the ones you love! It was one of those hot summer days when you consider moving to Canada. I know it gets hot in Canada as my northern friends tell me but this is a level of hot that can only be achieved in the deep south. I mean cook an egg on the sidewalk hot. I thought I was going to melt away anytime I had to go outside. Forget getting the mail, it can sit in the mailbox all day until the sun goes down. And trying to accomplish anything with your hair is just an exercise in futility.
Making dinner in the summer can be a dilemma. I try to serve as many salads over the course of the summer that I can get away with before the crew starts to mutiny. But I don’t want to heat up the house by using the oven or cooking over the stove for a long time.
These homemade nachos are super simple to make and a dinner you can get everyone excited to help with making. The youngest likes to use a plastic knife to cut up the black olives. They love this recipe so much it usually comes together much faster than other meals because the whole gang is helping happily. I usually make sure that I handle the slicing and dicing of the jalapenos to ensure I don’t spend the evening flushing someone’s eyes with cold water. Tip: Do not remove your own contact anytime soon after if you did not wear gloves while handling jalapenos. Ask me how I know this is a bad idea…
It is an easily adaptable dish to whatever ingredients you have on hand. I sometimes add refried beans instead of the black beans or add green chilies if I have them on hand. And this recipe is frugal because of the homemade ingredients such as the nacho cheese, pico de gallo, and homemade taco seasoning.