Corned Beef and Potato Nachos

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I love mucking around with cultural perceptions, both in life and in food. I’m fairly sure that corned beef and aged Irish cheddar wouldn’t be the first things that came to your mind if I asked if you’d like some nachos, but why shouldn’t they be?

While most Americans think of nachos as Mexican, the reality is that nachos were invented for Americans and aren’t popular by any means in Mexico. … Read the rest

Cowboy Irish Stew

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Who doesn’t love a good, hot stew on a blustery cold day?  I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t be thrilled to find a meal like this waiting for them when they got home from a hard day’s work.  If those people also happened to be working all day on a cattle drive I’ll bet they were in absolute heaven.

This is one of several dishes I’m going to be cooking up for National Irish American Heritage Month, not only because I happen to be a very proud Irish/Native American, but because Irish food is absolutely fabulous and should be experienced.… Read the rest

Kicked-Up Chicken Nachos

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Nachos are not the prettiest food in the world. That being said, if you’re looking for something that you can eat with your fingers, are simple to make and pack a ton of flavor in every bite, nachos are hard to beat.

It doesn’t hurt that my wife has a secret for supremely cheesy nachos.  In her opinion the cheese needs to be melted before it touches the chips, so she crafts what I can only define as a loose chili cheese sauce (or chili con queso.)

The result is a gooey, cheesy mass that can only be described as the best ugly food you have ever eaten. … Read the rest