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Black Bean Nachos and Blood Orange Margaritas

How was your Super Bowl Sunday?
I actually enjoyed watching the whole game (okay most of it)… not that I had a favorite team playing or anything, but it was a good game to watch!! I decided to cheer on the Cardinals…but can’t say I was sad that the Steelers won…I guess I didn’t really care all that much about the outcome (minus the fact that if the Cardinals would have won, my husband would have won a nice bet…). Did you enjoy watching The Boss? He really rocked that stage didn’t he? He and his band were fun to watch…loved seeing Silvio up there!!

Well…on to the Super Bowl eats at our house. Super Bowl is surprisingly low key at our house, my husband really enjoys watching the game so we don’t normally have a lot of people over and usually don’t make an effort to get a babysitter to go elsewhere either. I enjoy the whole event of Super Bowl…you know, the commercials, the back stories on the players, halftime show…so I am pretty entertained for most of the time. Of course for me, it’s all about the food.

I made Itzy’s Black Bean Dip not long ago for another big football event…and loved it so much that I wanted to make it again. At the last minute I decided to change it up and make nachos using the dip as the topping. Oh did these turn out good. My husband, the meat eater, didn’t even complain that his nachos did not contain any meat of sort…he just kept saying how great they were.

Along with these yummy nachos, I made my favorite margaritas a little extra special by adding fresh squeezed Blood Orange juice to the mix.

We happily ate our nachos, drank our margaritas and enjoyed the show.
Congrats to the Steelers and their fans!

Black Bean Nachos
Recipe from Aggie’s Kitchen, adapted from
Itzy’s Kitchen

2 cans of black beans, rinsed and drained
1 16oz jar of medium salsa
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 cup corn kernels, defrosted
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups shredded Mexican cheese
2 scallions, chopped
2-3 roasted red jalapenos, sliced
organic blue and yellow corn tortilla chips

In bowl, combine first 7 ingredients. Spray large baking dish with nonstick spray and spread layer of tortilla chips on bottom. Pour half of black bean mixture over chips. Sprinkle with cheese. Top with another layer of chips, again with black bean mixture. Sprinkle with remainder of cheese, chopped scallions and jalapeno peppers. Bake in 400 degree oven until cheese is melted and golden.

(for a printable version of this recipe click here)

(look at that pretty color!)

Blood Orange Margaritas
Recipe from Aggie’s Kitchen, Adapted from Barefoot Contessa

1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
1/3 cup fresh squeezed blood orange juice
1 cup good tequila (clear, 100% agave is best)
1 cup triple sec
2-3 cups ice
sugar, optional
kosher salt, optional

If you like margaritas served in a glass with salt, rub the outside rims of six glasses with a cut lime or blood orange and dip each glass lightly into a plate of kosher salt. (You could also use sugar to rim the glasses!)

Combine the lime juice, blood orange juice, Triple Sec, and ice in a blender and puree until completely blended. Add the tequila and puree for 2 seconds more. Serve over ice.

These margaritas are very tart…and not light on the alcohol. To sweeten it up a bit, add a few tablespoons of sugar to the mix before blending. Adjust alcohol level to your taste!!

(for a printable version of this recipe click here)

(cheers!)

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21 comments on “Black Bean Nachos and Blood Orange Margaritas”

  1. Yum! And I love your gators glass. That was a great game and half time show!

  2. yayyy. Oh my gosh, this looks seriously AMAZING! I must make this exact version for Josh and I! Glad you had fun last night 🙂 Have a great week Aggie!

  3. Mmmmm, nachos. I wouldn’t complain about no meat either!

  4. I was too sick to watch and enjoy the game, but I think if I would of had some of your food and a very large one of your drinks I would have been feeling much better.

  5. Does this every look good. I prefer nachos without the meat also.

  6. I want to go to your party the next time!

  7. We made nachos for the game too..see our post from yesterday! Great minds think alike!!

  8. the game is more fun than the winning or losing…the thrill is wat makes it worth watching..love ur nachos!

  9. I could never resist nachos and a margarita. The both look excellent!

  10. Hi Aggie! I just came across your blog through others and I love it! You’ve got so many great recipes that I can’t wait to try. 🙂

  11. These look like the perfect pairing to watch the game! I LOVE nachos and love this version!

  12. I am a black bean fiend, so this is a gimme. I positively lit up looking at the pictures.

    Glad you and hub had such fun with the game. We’re NBA not NFL fans so we didn’t watch. People think we’re crazy hehe.

  13. Oh my gosh Aggie those margarita’s! I would sit through a football game for one of those!

  14. Right On.. Blood Orange.. YUM, sorry I am late commenting.. but isn’t it sad.. I never watched American Football before— The food looks fabulous.. or should I say munchies..

  15. Yum Yum! I actually prefer black beans to pinto, they just have an extra depth of flavor that I bet goes wonderfully with these cheesy nachos!

  16. I will be adding the margarita recipe to my drink file. Love traditional drinks with a a twist.

  17. Nachos and margaritas…life doesn’t get better than that.

  18. I absolutely love nachos of any kind. This recipe looks really good, nachos are one of those foods like pizza its good any time of the day and can be reheated and still taste good.

    (The margaritas are not a bad addition either).

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