Kids love easy-to-eat nachos.
Nachos with meat at a kid's party are typically a big hit. Gooey cheese and seasoned meat make for an easy party meal that the kids will request again and again after the party ends. As you can choose from a variety of meats, such ground beef or turkey, or even shredded chicken or pork, the options are numerous. Let the kids add their own toppings to suit their individual tastes. This recipe makes 6 good-sized servings.
1Pour tortilla chips into a bowl or large, festive plate and set aside. Colored chips make this party dish a little more festive. Set out small plastic plates that each child will use to top his own nachos.
2Heat a skillet or fry pan on the stove and cook the meat. When the meat is browned, add 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning, as per the package directions.
3Heat the nacho cheese on the stove or in the microwave, while the meat is cooking. You can use either a processed nacho cheese or prepare nacho cheese dip using your favorite recipe.
4Pour the melted cheese over the tortilla chips. The cheese helps the meat stick to the chips.
5Crumble the meat once it's thoroughly cooked. Sprinkle it over the tortilla chips covered in cheese.
6Place extra condiments such as sour cream, salsa and olives in separate party bowls along side the nachos.
7Tell the kids to take some nachos from main bowl or plate -- and put them on an individual plate. Then encourage them to add their favorite toppings.
- Don't make the cheese spicy with jalapenos or by mixing in hot salsa as most children don't like spicy foods -- and it could burn their mouths.Test the heat of the cheese to ensure it's not too hot before serving it to the kids.
Things You'll Need
- One 14.5-ounce package of tortilla chips
- 1 cup cheese sauce
- 1 pound ground turkey or beef
- Taco seasoning
- Olives (optional)
- Sour cream (optional)
- Salsa (optional)