Matzoh Nachos


matzoh nachos

Sure to please Yankee and Angel fans alike.  What’s next?  Maybe pastrami tamales and gefilte fish tacos? 

  • 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 fresh jalapeno chiles, stemmed and minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 15-oz can black, pinto or kidney beans
  • ¼ pound chopped corned beef

Mix onion, chile and garlic together.  Heat up oil in a sauté pan over medium high heat and add ¾ of the vegetable mixture (save rest of vegetables for guacamole).  Sauté all but 2 tbsp of the vegetables until they are soft.  Drain beans, saving liquid.  Puree ¾ of the beans in a food processor with 3 tbsp bean liquid.  Add to pan along with whole beans, corned beef and the rest of the bean liquid.  Turn heat to medium low and cook stirring occasionally until mixture thickens into a good scooping consistency,.  Correct seasoning with salt and pepper.

While mixture is simmering, make the guacamole:

  • 1 avocado
  • Remaining 2 tbsp of the onion/chile/garlic mixture
  • 1/4 Roma tomato, stemmed, seeded and chopped.
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro (optional)

Cut avocado in half and remove the pit.  Scoop the avocado flesh out of the shell into a bowl and coarsely mash it. Add remaining ingredients, mix well.  Salt and pepper to taste. 

  • 1/2 cup prepared salsa
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup light sour cream

Spoon bean dip into a wide shallow bowl.  Smooth dip and top it with salsa almost to the edge.  Sprinkle evenly with cheddar cheese.  Microwave for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.  Top with guacamole and sour cream.

Break six unsalted matzohs into long wide pieces.  Tuck a few matzo pieces into the bean mixture around the edge of the bowl.  Serve the rest on the side.  Serve immediately  Makes six servings. 

Note, the matzoh will soften in the warm dip pretty quickly, so tuck just the tips of a few pieces in for show and serve the rest of the matzoh on the side for dipping.  Salud and Shalom

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2 Responses to “Matzoh Nachos”

  1. Christine (your cousin) Says:

    Is the corned beef the type from the can? I only know of canned corned beef.

  2. squirrelmama Says:

    You can use canned corn beef. Here, a lot of deli counters sell it with other sliced meats.

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