We love Nachos in this house. Chicken nachos, steak nachos, spicy chorizo nachos or raunchy movie-theater style canned cheese poured over chips nacho. Hey, what’s not to love about nachos, right?
My guys complain a lot. I mean a lot. Their objections generally come at the beginning of the meal and rarely at the end. Take my Beefy Nacho Supreme Soup. My men folk come home from a hard day’s work. I’m in the kitchen stirring a pot of soup. Kiddo is usually the first through the kitchen door.
“What are you doing?” He asks. Kiddo likes to size up the dinner first to decide if he’s hungry or would rather play video games instead. To me, his is a silly question. After all, most of the time I’m doing the same thing – cooking.
“Making dinner.” I smile. He needs to be more direct.
“What are we having?” Finally, the right question.
“Nacho soup.” I reply, organizing the garnishing bowls for the soup.
“Alrighty then.” Is his pat response, followed by “Can’t you make nachos like everybody else?” You wouldn’t believe how many times I get “like everybody else” or better yet “like normal people” as a commentary to a meal they haven’t even tried yet.
“I could. But why?” That’s my standard reply.
At the end of the meal, little is left and my satisfied guys are letting me know how much they enjoyed the dinner. This awesome Nacho Soup was no exception. Yummy good!
Beefy Nacho Supreme Soup
3 Garlic Cloves, minced
1 Onion, chopped
1 lb Ground Chuck
1 package Taco Seasoniong
1 can Ro-Tel Fire Roasted Tomatoes with Chili
2 cups Half-and-Half
15 oz Refried Beans
1 can Campbell’s Fiesta Nacho Cheese Soup
Peel and finely mince garlic cloves. Set aside.
Peel and finely dice the onion. Set aside.
In a large cast iron skillet, crumble ground beef. Sprinkle onion over the crumbled meat. Using a wooden spoon, brown ground beef, stirring in the onions and breaking apart any large pieces. Drain of excess oil and place meat into a large pot or Dutch oven.
Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes over medium heat, stirring constantly. Add taco seasoning, Ro-tel with juice, half-and-half, refried beans, and nacho cheese soup. Stir and bring to a slight boil. Reduce heat. Simmer 20 minutes for flavors to develop.
While the soup simmers, dice the tomato. Set aside.
1 Tomato, diced
2 stalks Green Onions, sliced
Tortilla Chips, as needed
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/4 cup Black Olives, sliced
Dice tomatoes, set aside.
Slice green onions, set aside.
When soup is ready to enjoy, ladle into soup bowls.
Garnish with tortilla chips, sour cream, cheese, olives, tomatoes and green onions as desired.