Sour Cream Nachos

  • Serves

    serves 4


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."


  • 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


Step 1

Preheat oven to 300°. Heat refried beans in a pan over medium heat until hot.

Step 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.

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