Nachos – An American Tradition on the Appetizer Menu
Nachos are typically considered a Mexican entree, but their appearance on American appetizer menus have made the dish a classic for sharing with friends and family before the main entrees arrive at the table.
Nachos are a layered food, and the bottom layer typically consists of pinto or black beans and cheese over warm tortilla chips. The first layer of nachos may also hold a meat of the diner’s choice, and options often include ground beef, chicken or steak. Vegetarians will find that most dining establishments are quite willing to make nachos without meat, making this dish an excellent choice for carnivores and herbivores alike.
Once the first layer of a nacho dish has been created, the warm portion is topped with fresh vegetables like lettuce, tomato, onions, olives, and occasionally an herb like cilantro. Most chefs are willing to add or subtract ingredients to meet the needs of the diner, and nachos are commonly served with salsa, guacamole, and sour cream on the side.
Available in most bars and restaurants, nachos are a favorite appetizer among both young and old diners. If friends and family need a delicious food that will bring the table together, choose the restaurant’s nachos.
The Zia Diner serves nachos and the dish it to die for for most folks. Well itentioned and well designed, it is flat out delicious – Classic Nachos with cheddar, asadero, black beans, jalapenos, salsa fresca, sour cream GF 6.95