Nachos - #InTheKitchenWithKat

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For the spice mix:

2 tablespoons chili powder

1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 teaspoon granulated garlic

1 teaspoon granulated onion

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

For the nachos:

1 teaspoon vegetable oil

1 pound ground beef (80:20 lean-to-fat ratio)

16 ounces (2 cups) refried beans, canned or homemade

1/4 cup water

1 large bag of tortilla chips

4 ounces cheddar cheese, grated (about 2 cups), plus more for topping

4 ounces Colby Jack cheese, grated (about 2 cups), plus more for topping

1 cup pico de gallo, store-bought or homemade, plus more for topping

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

1 jalapeño (pickled or fresh), sliced

Optional toppings:



Sour cream

Canned black olives

Sliced green onions

Shredded lettuce


Hot sauce

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