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Favorite Game Day Recipes - 2/4/12
Bacon Chile Appetizers
Meaty Garlicy
Spicy Nachos

Meaty Garlicy Spicy Nachos

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Bacon Chile Appetizers


8 strips bacon
1 cup chopped onion
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp garlic powder
3 rounded tbsp dark brown sugar
1/2 cup diced green chiles, medium hot
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 packages phyllo cups (15 cups each)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Fry bacon in a skillet until starting to crisp.
   Remove bacon and set aside. Pour bacon fat into a container.
2. Return 3 tbsp of the bacon fat to the skillet. Sautee onions until soft,
then add garlic powder, vinegar, and green chiles. Add bacon and reduce to
a thick, caramelized consistency.  

3. Place phyllo cups in 13 x 9 baking dish. 

4. Heap each cup with shredded cheese. Note: cheese will shrink down
   quite a bit. Top each cup with about 1/2 tsp of the bacon mixture.

5. Heat in oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted. You can
   also pop these in a microwave for 1 to 2 minutes.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Makes: 30

Bacon Chile Appetizers


Meaty Garlicy Spicy Nachos


1 lb ground beef
4 large (or 6 medium) garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup diced green chiles (hot)
1/4 to 1/2 tsp salt (to taste)
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp red chile flakes
1 lb pepper jack cheese, shredded (about 4 cups)

1 avocado, chopped
1 cup diced tomato
2 green onions, chopped
1 cup chopped cilantro
1 bag tortilla chips


1. Brown the meat with the garlic and onion. Drain.

2. Add the salt, pepper, red chile flakes, and diced green
    chiles and cook another 2 minutes, mixing throroughly and
   adjusting seasoning to taste.

3. Cover a 9x13" baking dish with a couple layers of
    tortilla chips. Spread half the cheese evenly over the
    chips, then spread the meat and top with the
   remaining cheese.

4. Bake in 350 degree oven for about 5 minutes or until
cheese melts.

5. Remove from oven and spread the tomatoes, avocado,
cilantro, and green onions on top and serve.

Alternative: Instead of the baking dish, use multiple
microwave-safe serving dishes. Instead of baking,
microwave for 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese melts.
top with tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, and green onions
as above and serve.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Serves: about 8


Meaty Garlicy Spicy Nachos


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