The variation I'll be making here involves ground beef, sausage and bacon. However, they can also be made with ground turkey, chicken, pork or using the ever popular option of chunks of chicken. They can be made with just veggies and no meat as well, but for people with a meat tooth like myself that's a much less fun option.
Grab your salsa, meats and a cheese grater and let's get to it!
Hot and Heavy Mozza Nachos
When making meal nachos of this magnitude there is a certain amount of pre-baking activities to be expected.
|Gather the things you'll be needing so you don't have to keep popping to the fridge and cupboards. You'll see my cheddar filled sausage is still uncut and the bacon and ground beef still raw.|
|I like to chop up one sausage while the bacon is just starting to fry in the pan, long before it's crispy though.|
|The crispy bacon fresh from the pan is laid flat on a rack over a plate with paper towel to drip dry. Not only does this reduce the amount of bacon grease you'll be eating but it allows the bacon time to cool while you cook the other nacho toppings.|
|Fry up the ground beef and chopped cheddar sausage together in the bacon grease until all the meat has browned. You can continue preparing things while this is cooking, just remember to stir often to prevent anything from sticking on or burning.|
|Grate an ample amount of mozzarella cheese - not only is it delicious but the strings of melty-mozza goodness help hold the nacho toppings on and the nacho mound together.|
Now that all your meats have been cooked and seasoned, cheese grated, and peppers chopped it's time the nacho mound is assembled in an oven safe dish. Pre-heat your oven to 300-325ish while you build and stack your heavenly delight of finger food.
|Continue the last step until you either run out of chips and toppings for your nachos or until you reach (or heap above as in my case haha) the top of your dish.|
As everything is already fully cooked and your oven has preheated while you assembled the nacho mound this baking process shouldn't take long at all. Pop your dish of nachos into the oven and tidy up while you wait 10 mins (15 at most) for all the cheese to melt while the nachos bake to perfection.