Last week I had a few friends over for a game night and instead of serving the standard chips and dip, we took our snack food up a notch with a DIY nacho bar! Nachos are always a delicious treat, but by setting up a self-serve nacho bar, your guests are guaranteed to create something that suits their taste.
For my nacho bar, I wanted to include several fresh toppings like sweet corn and crunchy red peppers but also made sure to include some more hearty toppings like spicy ground beef that I seasoned with Old El Paso Taco Seasoning. A few other must-have toppings would be shredded cheese to hold everything together and of course some Old El Paso Pickled Jalapeños to add a little heat. After you have the necessities, the sky is pretty much the limit when it comes to creating your own nacho bar. Other delicious toppings might include sliced steak, grilled chicken, refried beans or some creamy guacamole. Of course, you could always throw in some non-traditional nacho ingredients… I’m thinking bacon could be an amazing addition to a plate of nachos!
Between all the award shows and of course the Super Bowl, there are so many must-see televised events coming up and of course it’s way more fun to watch with friends. I imagine a DIY nacho bar would make the perfect menu item for a Super Bowl party or Oscars night! Not only is a nacho bar super delicious, it’s also super easy to set up. All you need to do is grab a handful of bowls and fill them with whatever toppings your heart desires. If you want to keep things more cost effective as the host, you could always ask each guest to bring their own favourite nacho topping.
– DIY Nacho Bar Instructions –
Ground Beef with Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
Diced Red Peppers
Sliced Green Onions
Old El Paso Pickled Jalapeno
Old El Paso Salsa
1. Line plates with non-stick aluminum foil.
2. Have guests fill their plates with tortilla chips and toppings of their choosing.
3. Transfer individual nacho platters onto a cookie sheet keeping each nacho platter on its foil liner.
4. Bake nachos at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes.