Texas, today is all about you! It’s National Nachos Day :)

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Texas, today is all about you! It’s National Nachos Day :)

They say “Don’t mess with Texas”, and believe me, I won’t. You guys helped come across one of the best foods ever! And it has all the food groups in it!!! Today, we’re talking about the lovely plate of deliciousness known as nachos. Nachos have been a staple in my life since my mother was carrying me around inside her tummy. She said she CRAVED those delicious, crunchy, cheesy, beefy delights 24/7 when she was pregnant with me.

They’re just so versatile – maybe too easy. Most of us keep them simple with just a few common household ingredients, or you can go all out and create a fusion style all your own. Really, there’s just no messing up a delicious plate of cheesy tortilla chips!

tasty nachos

It seems like nachos have been around since the beginning of time, but they’ve only been widely celebrated since 1954. Rumor has it, in 1943, 10 military wives of US soldiers walked across the US border into Mexico. There, they decided to take a load off and have some lunch at Club Victoria in Piedras Negras, Mexico. Luck must have been on these ladies side, because they were introduced to the, now famous nacho chef, Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya.

Nacho saw the ladies were famished and quickly threw together a “snack plate” which later became famously known as nachos! The “recipe” was finally published for all to make and enjoy in 1954. That year, his recipe was published in St. Anne’s Cookbook by The Church of the Redeemer, in Eagle Pass, Tx.

You can seriously add just about ANYTHING to your plate of nachos before heating them up and they’ll still turn out delish! Some of the most common toppings are pretty much any kind of meat, refried beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, rice, sour cream, cilantro, jalapenos, lettuce, tomato, onion, guacamole, and of course, the big daddy of them all… CHEESE!

Nachos are reminiscent to me. I make sure to have them at the ball field when I go watch my local kiddos play in the springtime. I have nachos at football games. Nachos are even a staple at baby showers around my neck of the woods. We just can’t get enough!

As I mentioned earlier, you can also make some fancy-schmancy nachos, too. I absolutely LOVE Italian nachos. I’ve got a friend that makes Asian inspired nachos with a drizzle of sesame oil on top. YUM! Check out some of the cool and interesting recipes I found on Pinterest and let us know if you try them out!!!

Happy Nacho Day from your local W.H.O. crew!!!

Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya’s ORIGINAL Nacho Recipe via Adan Medrano

Italian Nachos via Beth’s Favorite Recipes

Potsticker Nachos via Pinch Me I’m Eating