Food & Drink

The Best Game Day Nachos & Drinks You Can Make for Under $30

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Sheet pan nachos

Ingredients:

  • 1 large red onion
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 2 links fresh chorizo
  • 1 large bag tortilla chips
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 small block Monterey Jack cheese, grated
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 8-ounce container sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 radish, thinly sliced

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  • Slice ½ a red onion and places them in small bowl.  Add vinegar and sugar.  Set aside.
  • In a cast-iron pan, cook chorizo (out of casing) until browned. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • For salsa, dice tomato, ½ the red onion, ½ jalapeno and mix with 1/2 cilantro bunch (roughly chopped), and juice of 1 lime. Set aside.
  • Place entire bag of tortilla chips on a large sheet pan, and cover with shredded cheese, black beans, chorizo, and bake until cheese is melted.  
  • Remove from oven and top with sour cream, remaining cilantro and jalapeño, salsa, pickled onion, avocado and sliced radish.

MICHELADAS

Ingredients:

  • Ice
  • 2 24-ounce Mexican beers, like Corona
  • Hot sauce
  • 2 limes
  • 1 packet soy sauce
  • Tajin for rim

Directions:

  • Dip rim of 4 pint glasses (or steins?) in Tajin.  
  • Fill glasses with ice and fill halfway with beer.  
  • Add 2 dashes of hot sauce, juice of half a lime, and a bit of soy sauce to each glass.  
  • Garnish with lime wedge.