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Chorizo Skillet Nachos with Habanero Chimichurri

Chorizo Skillet Nachos with Habanero Chimichurri

Chorizo Skillet Nachos are fully loaded with chips, refried beans, cheese, chorizo, guacamole, sour cream, onions, tomatoes and drizzled with Habanero Chimichurri. Game day eats perfection!

What is your favorite thing to order when you go out to a Mexican restaurant? Tacos? Enchiladas? I love both of those but put a huge plate of fully loaded nachos in front of me and I am a happy lady. Put these Chorizo Skillet Nachos with Habanero Chimichurri in front of me and I just may be your best friend for life.

First, let’s talk about this chimichurri. Chimichurri is one of my favorite condiments. Traditionally you’ll see it drizzled over some grilled steak or chicken.  Recently, I drizzled a little bit of leftover chimichurri over some chorizo nachos and a lightbulb went off.

It was good. Really, really good.

Chorizo Skillet Nachos are fully loaded with chips, refried beans, cheese, chorizo, guacamole, sour cream, onions, tomatoes and Habanero Chimichurri.

Traditional chimichurri is pretty much the bees knees but I wanted to spice things up a bit with this version. To do that, I added a habanero pepper to the mix. I loved the amount of heat it added. Not enough to make your eyes water but enough to give it a little kick.

Now, let’s talk about these Chorizo Skillet Nachos.

Have you made skillet nachos before? I love making them in a skillet because you can really pile all the goodies on. Take these Chorizo Skillet Nachos for instance. They are packed to the brim. There is cheddar cheese, refried beans, chorizo, onion, fresh tomatoes, guacamole, sour cream, cotija cheese and of course, the habanero chimichurri. Finally, for some zing, a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Chorizo Skillet Nachos are fully loaded with chips, refried beans, cheese, chorizo, guacamole, sour cream, onions, tomatoes and Habanero Chimichurri.

So. Much. Goodness.

One last thing: This chimichurri recipe makes about 1 cup of sauce. You won’t need that much for the nachos but I used it for other things like chips and salsa, drizzling over meat and, you know, eating with a spoon.

Chorizo Skillet Nachos are fully loaded with chips, refried beans, cheese, chorizo, guacamole, sour cream, onions, tomatoes and Habanero Chimichurri.

Chorizo Skillet Nachos with Habanero Chimichurri

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Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:

Habanero Chimichurri:

  • 1 cup packed cilantro
  • 1 cup packed parsley
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 habanero pepper, stem removed
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

Chorizo Skillet Nachos

  • 1 pound ground chorizo
  • About 10 ounces Tortilla chips
  • 1 (15 ounce) can refried beans
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup diced tomato
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cotija cheese
  • sour cream
  • guacamole
  • habanero chimichurri
  • lime

Instructions

1

To make the chimichurri: combine cilantro, parsley, garlic, vinegar, habanero and salt in a food processor. Process just until minced fine. Add extra virgin olive oil and pulse until emulsified. Cover and let set at room temperature until ready to use.

2

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

3

Cook chorizo in a cast iron skillet over medium heat until browned and cooked through. Strain and set aside.

4

In the same skillet layer chips, refried beans, cheddar cheese, chorizo and onion. Cook in preheated oven for 5 - 7 minutes or until cheese has melted.

5

Remove nachos from oven and top with diced tomato, cotija cheese, sour cream, guacamole, habanero chimichurri and a squeeze of fresh lime. Serve immediately.

Notes

Enjoy!

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  • What a genius idea! That chimichurri sauce is perfection!

  • Whoa, these are simply perfect!!! Love the idea of a habanero chimichurri sauce :D

  • Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet

    Oh YUM, this flavor combination sounds absolutely terrific!

  • Carrie R

    These nachos would be perfect for game day! :) Love the addition of the chimichurri.

  • I’ve never made skillet nachos but you’ve inspired me to try! :)

  • dinnerthendessert

    woah, chorizo and chimichurri nachos? This pretty much sounds like the best nachos ever, and your chimichurri recipe looks fantastic!

  • kmcconne79

    Oh my gosh! I love this with the habanero chimichurri!