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Beer Queso Nachos

YUUUUUM!

Not only does this sound delicious, but it comes from a delicious source:

MARIO LOPEZ!

So come one, come all, and feast your eyes on this recipe!

Beer Queso Nachos:

Beer Queso Nachos is one of the 16 recipes featured in the 2012 Betty Brackets program. All of the original recipes feature beer, a hot trend in food right now!

· PREP TIME 20 Min
· TOTAL TIME 30 Min
· SERVINGS 12
INGREDIENTS
8 cups tortilla chips
1/2 cup lager beer, such as a Boston lager
2 cups shredded American cheese (8 oz)
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1 can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso® chopped green chiles, drained
1 can (15 oz) Progresso® black beans, drained, rinsed
1/2 cup Old El Paso® Thick ‘n Chunky salsa
1 medium avocado, pitted, peeled and chopped
1 medium tomato, seeded, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

STEP 1 Heat oven to 350°F.
STEP 2 Line large cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. Arrange tortilla chips on cookie sheet. Bake 5 minutes to warm chips.
STEP 3 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat beer over medium heat until just starting to simmer. Slowly add the cheeses in small amounts, stirring constantly with whisk, until melted. Stir in chiles.
STEP 4 In medium bowl, mix beans and salsa. Microwave uncovered on High 2 to 3 minutes or until hot.
STEP 5 To serve, pour half of the cheese sauce over warm chips; top with half of the bean mixture. Top with remaining cheese mixture and remaining bean mixture. Serve with remaining ingredients.
Expert Tips
1 lb ground beef in place of beans. In 10-inch skillet, cook beef over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until brown; drain. Mix beef with salsa. Follow directions above for layering.

Nutrition Information:
1 Serving (1 Serving) Calories 280 (Calories from Fat 150), Total Fat 16g (Saturated Fat 7g,Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 30mg; Sodium 580mg;Total Carbohydrate 23g (Dietary Fiber 4g, Sugars 2g), Protein 10g;Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 10.00%; Vitamin C 4.00%; Calcium 20.00%; Iron 8.00%; Exchanges: 1 Starch;0 Fruit;1/2 Other Carbohydrate;0 Skim Milk;0 Low-Fat Milk;0 Milk;0 Vegetable;0 Very Lean Meat;0 Lean Meat;1 High-Fat Meat;1 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 1 1/2; *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Yeah, it might not be the healthiest snack, but our mouths are watering!

Plus, fans can vote for their favorite party food recipe recipe now through March 28th HERE!

Fab!

Thanks, Mario!

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