As we enter the holiday season, many offices and families are hosting gatherings and need to feed a crowd. Here’s a twist on the taco bar set up — try a nacho bar set up instead. Yes, you can actually order all this food, but we’ve got great recipes today to ensure your nachos are better than anywhere else!
For this example, I’ve got the nacho bar set up on my stove. If that won’t work for your kitchen or office, consider crockpots. You can also serve directly from bowls if the food is hot and everyone is ready to eat at the same time. If you are setting up on a table or countertop that isn’t heat resistant, remember to use trivets to protect your surfaces!
Make sure you have the following on hand for your set up:
- Plates (I like wooden plates as they don’t break, they’re light, and they are easy to clean. Here’s one similar to what I use.)
- A large bowl for tortilla chips with a scoop
- 3 large ramekins or shallow bowls for toppings
- 3 condiment bottles
- Beverages and glassware (I like these recycled wine bottle glasses as they can easily be used for soda, water, cocktails, beer or wine.)
You’ll need the following food (recipes to follow):
- Taco meat (ground beef + taco seasoning)
- Black or pinto beans
- Cheese dip/queso
- Mexican vegetables (or you can use taco seasoning with corn as a shortcut)
- Tortilla chips
- Pico de gallo
- Cheese (I use queso fresco, but shredded cheddar is a popular choice.)
- Sour cream
- Jalapeno ranch dressing
Finish off the nacho spread with a full stock of Coronas for a seriously crowd-pleasing gathering. Happy hosting!
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