Honestly, any nachos blow my mind. Therefore, there is no reason to not say this “recipe,” is mind-blowing. And I know what else you’re saying: “April, seriously? I think we all know how to make nachos sans gluten.” Well, first of all, stop mixing your languages and cuisines. And second of all, gluten is a sneaky bastard. Did you know some tortilla chips have soy sauce? Well, one particular brand. And most actually don’t. But still!!!
Okay, I’m just showing off. I like to make my own tortilla chips because it makes me look fancy. Like this -
Yet also, this is a way to show you how to do it without using any processed stuff. Because, hey, do you really want partially hydrogenated lard with BHA and BHT in your refried beans atop your nachos? No you don’t my friend. No you don’t. Fine, maybe you do. Because again, ALL NACHOS ARE AWESOME. It’s just a fact. Oh, except for this one time when I ordered nachos in Ireland. You don’t even want to know what they think nachos are over there. In the name of all things holy, DO NOT EAT NACHOS IN IRELAND.
But if you’re back in America, and want to skip your weekly T.G.I.Friday’s run, you can make your own chips, guacamole, refried beans and even salsa. Also go crazy with carnitas or chili if you’re really going for the nachos supreme. (Chili recipe coming soon!)
I was actually planning to make my own salsa with just a few ingredients (cilantro optional because you people are crazy divided on this one, and I don’t want to get into the middle of that fight). Like this -
Although after I fried my own chips, made my own guacamole, and my own refried beans, I decided to go with the jar. It’s all about making life easy for you gluten-free types who still want to get your nacho on. But in reality, you can make every single ingredient in the nachos yourself. If you time it right, your cheese of choice (I’m on Team Jack & Cheddar, personally) will melt over the warm beans and chips and you will have the perfect plate of nachos. PERFECT.
You can also make your own tortillas, like my friend Macki does, then fry them into chips. She is super impressive, and I’m not quite there yet. Also, gf types, you have to make sure your masa is gluten-free. Some are, some are not. See? That’s how sneaky gluten is.
So this is how you make gluten-free nachos. I know you’re totally going to click. Please? Continue reading