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5 Tips for Quick and Easy Tex-Mex Dinners

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Master Tex-Mex Nachos

Nachos are best piled high with beans and cheese.
Nachos are best piled high with beans and cheese.
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Authentic Tex-Mex nachos are a little different from the plain-Jane nachos you might get at the football game. Here's how you'll make Tex-Mex nachos:

Fry whole corn tortillas in hot oil. Drain on a paper towel. In the meantime, heat up some refried beans with a little bit of water, making the beans soft and spreadable. Grate up some cheddar cheese. Spread the beans in a thin layer on each tortilla. Top with cheese. Broil until cheese is melted and bubbly. Top with any of the following: jalapenos, seasoned ground beef, sour cream, guacamole, salsa. Use a pizza cutter to cut the tortilla into four triangles.

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