Superbowl Beer Nachos

January 30, 2014

These are the nachos of your dreams. True to form, I’ve managed to incorporate beer into this dish by making a beer nacho cheese sauce. (Remember these chocolate chip beer ice cream sandwiches?). The key to the ultimate nachos is toasting the chips in oven– they make the chips super crispy and perfectly oily. As for the rest, I simply added my favorite toppings: avocado, chorizo, jalapenos and sour cream. But feel free to add whatever you like. This dish is ooey-gooey-cheesey-crunchy-salty-flavorful-goodness. Can’t wait to chow down (oh and watch the game) on Sunday!

Superbowl Nachos

Beer-Nacho Cheese Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound of Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 pound of sharp yellow cheddar
  • 1 cup of beer, I used Negra Modelo
  • 1/2 cup of whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter

Nachos Ingredients:

  • chorizo, cooked
  • tortilla chips
  • 1 bunch of green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro, chopped
  • sliced pickled jalapenos
  • 1 large avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 can of refried black beans
  • sour cream
  • lime wedges

Nacho cheese ingredientsTo make the beer nacho cheese, grate the cheese. Combine milk and beer in a small sauce pan and heat until warm, but not boiling. Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan over medium high heat. Once melted add the flour, one tablespoon at a time stirring constantly with a wood spoon until smooth and incorporated. Then add the warm beer-milk mixture 1/3 at a time, continuing stirring, until incorporated. Lower heat to medium low heat and add both cheeses.

Cheese and roux

To assemble the nachos, preheat the oven to 375 with the rack positioned in the middle. Heat up the refried beans in a pan until warm and runny. I add a little water until I get a runnier consistency. Add 1/3 of chips and pour 1/3 of beans and 1/3 of cheese over the layer. Repeat until you use all the chips and cheese. Bake for 10 minutes until chips are toasted on the edges.

Superbowl nachos

Top with chorizo, pickled jalapeno slices, avocado, green onions and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges and top with a dollop of sour cream.

Superbowl beer nachos

(images by HonestlyYUM)


Sure wish there was a “print” button. I hate printing out all the pictures and waste paper. Couldn’t find the button.

Just finding these now, but wow oh wow! Can’t wait to whip these up over the weekend. Beer cheese for the win!

Oh wow, this looks incredible! I gotta have some of that sauce.

Ohhhh Karen, you’ve made my inner Homer Simpson just go, “Arrrhhggglglglggglllllllll” and drool with anticipation. So, so delicious! Beer, cheese, chips, beer, salsa, jalapenos, beer, and did I mention, beer? What’s NOT to love?? 🙂

It’s bye bye to Velveeta Cheese in the box!

I will be keeping this recipe in my recipe file!

I love your blog and this one especially. I’m going to try these..for sure! Thanks for sharing.

Karen and Todd… I feel like you two have seriously taken my list of “everything I would love to eat daily” and made it all this week. Either way, I’m in charge of nachos for the superbowl party and will be saving this recipe! I’ve been loving playing with different liquors in my cooking and so this is worth the try!

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