Beer Queso Nachos

Serves: 12

Prep: 20 mins

Cook: 10 mins


  • 8 cups (2 L) tortilla chips
  • 1 loaf (8 oz/250 g) processed cheese product cut into small cubes
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded mild Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp (15ml) of TABASCO® Original Red Sauce
  • 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) Old El PasoTM Thick N’ Chunky Salsa
  • 1 medium avocado, pitted, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded, chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) lager beer (or ginger ale)


  1. Heat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Line large cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper. Arrange tortilla chips on cookie sheet. Bake 5 minutes to warm chips.
  3. Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat beer over medium heat until just starting to simmer. Slowly add the cheeses in small amounts, stirring constantly with whisk, until melted. Add TABASCO® Original Red Sauce
  4. In medium bowl, mix beans and salsa. Microwave uncovered on High 2 to 3 minutes or until hot.

TIP! Nachos are easy to customize. Reduce the fat by using baked tortilla chips. Add extra flavor by piling on the vegetables.