Bar Food for Dinner

Friday Night Decadence

I went to watch a series of films made by mothers (none about cooking though) late this afternoon so Scott was left with dinner duties. As I walked out the door, I suggested nachos. An appetizer at most sports bars, this is not the healthiest meal, but we all love it. And, of course, I tweak the typical “recipe” some to make it a little more nutritious.

Scott started with Santitas chips (Cook’s Illustrated did a tortilla chip taste test and these came out on top) arranged in one layer on a large cookie sheet. He combined some Yves Meatless Ground Round, a drained can of black beans and some homemade taco seasoning in a cast iron skillet and heated through. Scatter the bean mixture on the chips and top with shredded extra sharp cheddar. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes until the cheese has melted and is lightly browned in places. He then added toppings – chopped tomatoes, onions and jalapenos. We usually serve sour cream and salsa on the side. If I happen to have an avocado, I make guacamole, but I am the only one who eats it.

Do you ever eat bar food for dinner? Or are we the only decadent ones?

Ratings:

Me:     A

Scott: A

Luca:  A

Alia:    A

(No comments . . . everyone was too busy eating.)

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6 responses

  1. Bar food definitely makes a show at our house. anything that can be eaten with fingers goes … Crispy kale, lots of pickles and olives, always a bean dip with lots of crunchy veggies (that’s crudités this year), bread and cheeses, buffalo tempeh, if I can find it, nachos, artichoke dip. In Toronto we have a kitchen with bar stools, so that meal is eaten, with beers in hand for the adults, of course.

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