Beer Queso Nachos

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BEER QUESO NACHOS: easy cinco de mayo recipe

Last week, we shared about the trend of cooking with beer, along with a great recipe for beer battered grilled cheese sandwiches.

This week, we're continuing that trend and sharing Betty Crocker's Beer Queso Nachos, which is perfect for the upcoming Cinco De Mayo Holiday. As Texans, we always enjoy a good Cinco De Mayo meal, it's just going to have to occur in Colorado this year!

Beer Queso Nachos:

8 cups tortilla chips
1/2 cup lager beer, such as a Boston lager
2 cups shredded American cheese (8 oz)
1 cup shredded mild 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

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Line large cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. Arrange tortilla chips on cookie sheet. Bake 5 minutes to warm chips.
  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.
  4. In medium bowl, mix beans and salsa. Microwave uncovered on High 2 to 3 minutes or until hot.
  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.

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