There is no law which states fast food must be deadly. There is no law which states fast food must contain chemicals and poisons. There is no law which states fast food must be high in calories. The fact of the matter is, the origial fast food was known as "bistro" food, food made quick and healthy. It wasn't until the fast food dens of death (the chains) where the term fast food became the equal to slow suicide. In todays hectic lifestyle it is rather hard to take a lot of time to make a decent dinner. With this new series, we'll be sharing with you some incredible meals you can make in a matter of minutes which will be tasty, natural and pretty damn good for you! If you want to see how-to slideshows for any dish in this series, just checkout the Facebook page for ChefLarryEdwards (yes, all one word).
You drive up to the local Taco Bell den of death and you order nachos. The after a few seconds the employee hands you a plastic plate filled with month old tortilla chips and some orange gunk you wouldn't feed Charles Manson, yet you chomp it down. You, quite obviously, have a death wish.
You head to your local market and you buy a jar of something some company wants you to believe is nacho cheese whatever. You take it home, open the jar and spoon the sludge over some tortilla chips. There, dribbling over the chips is germ warfare happening right before your eyes. You lift the chemically laden chips to your mouth and chomp. Quite obviously, you hate yourself.
You want nachos, then make it yourself. Look, there is nothing wrong with eating some fresh nachos. Out here in the Southwest we love this stuff but we don't commit slow suicide when we're eating it. Why? Because we make our own cheese sauce with, oh-my-God, real cheese! Real nachos cheese sauce is not a combination of chemicals, fake flavors and enough food coloring to give a small town cancer.
To make your own nachos cheese sauce only takes a single digit IQ. If you can grate some cheese, you can do it.
Ingredients needed to make Spicy Smoked Bacon Nachos:
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup chopped bacon
- 2 Tbs. cream
- 1 Tbs. hot sauce
- tortilla chips
- In a medium pot over medium heat, add all the ingredients except the tortilla chips.
- Stir the mixture until it becomes creamy in texture.
- Spoon over the tortilla chips and pig-out!
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