Sunday, August 28, 2011

Quick and Easy Nachos

One of our favorite appetizers when eating out is  TGI Fridays Tostado Nachos.  We get it almost every single time we have a survey coupon for $8 off an appetizer.      We decided to try and make a quick and simple version at home, that tastes pretty close to the real thing  

You will need 6" tortillas
a can of refried beans
a can of chili with no beans

Preheat the oven at 350 degrees.   Spray a little bit of cooking spray on a cookie sheet and then lay out your tortillas.   With a knife spread each one with some refried beans.  Then spread a layer of the chili meat.   

I had a request to make some without refried beans as well, so some of tortillas have only meat.

Layer the tortillas generously with cheese and bake for 10 mins. 

Serve with your favorite toppings.  We used sour cream, fresh tomatoes from the garden,  guacamole, salsa and lettuce.    You can also add jalapeno slices  if desired.  

The tortilla comes out with a little crisp to it, but if you want to make it even crispier heat a couple of minutes before adding the toppings.    Cut in half with a pizza cutter to get the resturant look, or just serve whole like in the picture. 

With both the beans and chili meat, they are quite filling. They also might give you a little bit of gas (LOL) so don't eat these  on days you might be concerned about that.    To lighten things up, we had watermelon for dessert.  



  1. oh my gosh YUMMY!!!

    Thank you so much for joining in the Make Yourself Monday Blog Hop!! :o)


  2. Yummy! Thanks for linking up

  3. I came over from Kindra's linky party....the nachos look really good and sound easy to make, that's important for me! I'm going to give these a try.

  4. thanks for the support girl! and this looks SOOOO YUMMY!!

  5. yum! This looks great!

    I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training! Plus there is a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!

  6. Ohh, I want some nachos now! I've never made them like this, but I can't wait to try it. I'd love for you to stop by and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party at I'm your newest follower.

  7. I am going to try this! I buy this chili all the time for chili dogs, but I really like this idea for using it!

  8. What a great idea for a twist on bagged nachos! Thank you so much for linking your post up at Savvy HomeMade Monday!

  9. I am getting so hungry and it's only 4:30. Thanks again for sharing.

  10. YUM!!! Love this and looks easy too!!

  11. this really looks so good! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!


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