Sour Cream Nachos
Here is a simple but tasty snack of melted cheese, beans, and tortilla chips. See this Recipe. Laurie Smith

We found these indulgent nachos at San Antonio eatery Los Barrios, where, with no false modesty, the menu called them “the most outstanding appetizer there is.”

Yield: serves 4


  • 2 12 cups refried beans
  • 5-6 oz. homemade or top-quality store-bought Tortilla Chips
  • 1 cup grated swiss cheese
  • 1 cup grated provolone
  • 1 jalapeño, stemmed, seeded, and diced
  • 12 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp. chopped, drained, jarred pimientos


  1. Preheat oven to 300°. Heat refried beans in a pan over medium heat until hot.
  2. Spread chips out evenly on a large oval ovenproof dish. Spread beans on top of chips, sprinkle cheeses evenly over beans, and scatter jalapeños over cheese. Bake until cheese is completely melted, about 5 minutes. Garnish with dollops of sour cream, then scatter pimientos over nachos. Serve immediately.