Monday, May 03, 2010

Something Else They Should Invent

Back in the olden days (the 1980's) we used to go to a Mexican restaurant that served these excellent nachos they called "Nachos Grandes." What made them special was that they were individually stacked. No one else does that. If you get nachos at any other Mexican restaurant or even anywhere, really, they just throw all the stuff on there all willy-nilly and you have to use a knife or something to separate everything. That's an annoying mess. Plus the toppings are never evenly distributed that way. Half the chips only have half the stuff on them. I hate that. So I like to make deluxe individually stacked nachos at home sometimes for a fun dinner.
I start out with a nice good-sized round chip on which I spread refried beans. Then I add either some good beef taco meat or some Mexy chicken. Then I put a good thick square of cheddar and top with jalapenos. That part is baked in the oven until the cheese melts. That's the hot part.
For the cold part I put a layer of guacamole, then some diced tomatoes and top with shredded lettuce. If you wanted to go one more round you could then add sour cream.
When I was making these Saturday night, I was thinking how convenient it would be if I could buy refried beans in a tube:
That doesn't exist though. I made that picture for illustration purposes. The guacamole I bought is very good and much easier than making it from scratch and I had cut a hole in the corner of the vacuum sealed bag and was squeezing it out and thought, "I wish I could have done this with the beans." Just squeeze and then smooth with a spatula. I like when things are easy. But not too easy or I would have just tossed it all in a pile like everyone else does.
So if a producer, manufacturer or distributor of refried beans ever finds this: Please consider refried beans in a squeeze tube. I will certainly buy that.


Jazz said...

You know, that is a brilliant idea.

Mr. Jazz said...

I second that motion! And I also do the individual chip thing at home 'cause it's so much better that way.

Anonymous said...

Why don't you put the refried beans into one of those cake decorating bags and squeeze them onto your chips that way? At least until someone invents the tube. I just put cheese on my nachos and then have individual bowls of dips - beans, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, etc.. That way I can have a slighty different nacho experience with every mouthful if I want. From fully loaded to just cheese to maybe just guacamole.

Big Brother said...

You should patent the idea and then you could sue the pants off any company which wanted to use your idea. They would have to buy the patent from you for big bucks or maybe a life time supply of refried beans in tubes. ;o)

geewits said...

~~I'm all about convenience.

Mr. Jazz,
~~I wonder why I am so surprised that French-Canadians eat nachos?

~~I'll try the squeeze bag thing, but the chunky bean parts might get stuck.
I like your idea of a nacho chip dipping party but I have to have lettuce, too.

Big Brother,
~~I'd have to patent the actual manufacturing process for doing that and believe it or not, I haven't a clue.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Back in the day, I went to a Family Oned Mexican Restaurant that made THE BEST Nachos I have ever eaten...Oh My! I wish I had some right now. I would ask someone to go get some for me sometime, but they won't travel well...It needs to be freshly made and Hot!
Yours sound quite yummmmmmyyyy!