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Stadium Nachos

Stadium Nachos | The Gray Boxwood

Stadium Nachos | The Gray Boxwood

Why reinvent the wheel when it is so effective already?! Sometimes I think we try too hard to make something unique or extra special and nachos are already special and delicious! This is a classic combination of perfect ingredients that I love in nachos. I’ll be the first to admit that the Super Bowl is all about the food for me and it wouldn’t be a party without nachos! Chorizo, cheese and pico make any day game day!

Stadium Nachos
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For the cheese sauce
  1. 1/2 pound chorizo sausage
  2. 1 tablespoon butter
  3. 2 tablespoons flour
  4. 1 1/2 cups whole milk, room temperature
  5. 8 ounces pepper jack cheese, shredded
  6. 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  7. 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
For the pico de gallo
  1. 6 Roma tomatoes
  2. 1/2 cup diced scallion, white and green parts
  3. 3-5 jalapeños
  4. 2 cloves garlic
  5. 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  6. 2 limes
  7. 2-3 teaspoons salt
For the cheese sauce
  1. In a 12-inch skillet, brown sausage, breaking into small pieces with wooden spoon, about 6-8 minutes.
  2. While browning, grate cheese. Personally, I prefer to use block cheese for better flavor and fewer additives.
  3. To sausage, add butter. Let it melt then add flour. Stir and cook flour until evenly combined with meat, about 1 minute.
  4. Slowly add milk, constantly stirring to break up any clumps. Continue until all milk is added and mixture is smooth.
  5. Add shredded cheese, Worcestershire and cayenne. Stir until smooth.
  6. Keep covered over low heat until ready to use.
For the pico de gallo
  1. Remove stem ends and chop tomatoes.
  2. Slice and add jalapeños, removing seeds for less heat, minced garlic, cilantro, juiced limes and salt.
  3. Stir and taste, adding more salt or lime juice if needed. I like to make this a few hours before serving, allowing the flavors to incorporate.
To assemble
  1. To create the stadium, on a large oval platter or sheet pan, use corn chips to create a perimeter, roughly the shape of a stadium.
  2. Add warm cheese sauce and continue stacking layers of chips and cheese.
  3. Finish with some pickled peppers and cilantro for color. Fill the center with bowls of pico de gallo, sour cream and extra cheese.
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This is just a fun presentation but could of course be enjoyed with the cheese in a large bowl alongside the chips! Go team!

Stadium Nachos | The Gray Boxwood

Stadium Nachos | The Gray Boxwood

Stadium Nachos | The Gray Boxwood

Stadium Nachos | The Gray Boxwood

Stadium Nachos | The Gray Boxwood

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