"Some nachos, a Sloppy Joe, and a pizza walk into a bar..."
Sounds like the start of a bad joke, right? But this dish came together from almost as random a series of events.
I try to keep my kitchen organized, to plan my meals, and to make the best possible use of the ingredients I have on hand, but some days I'm just not lovin' kitchen duty: I'm too
It's at those times that the oddest dishes come of of my kitchen.
Like this one.
These nachos smelled so good when I took them out of the oven, and tasted so good when we ate them, that I had to share them with you, but they were such an oddball combination that I took no photos while making them. I really hadn't intended to post the recipe.
Here's how this dish happened:
I'd made Slightly Disheveled Joseph ahead of time and planned to serve it over biscuits for supper, but I was so tired when I got home that I just couldn't summon up the energy to make the biscuits. We were out of hamburger buns and all the bread was frozen, so I decided to save Joseph for the next day and peruse the fridge to see what other options were available.
I had shredded mozzarella and edam, some cooked Italian sausage, onion, yellow bell pepper, pineapple chunks, and black olives. Yeah! Pizza!
...But no pizza crusts left in the freezer. Dang!
I went to the pantry and found a big bag of tortilla chips. Hello Plan C! Nachos!
I spread the tortilla chips in a pan, then topped them with the Slightly Disheveled Joseph mixture.
I chopped the onion and yellow pepper and sprinkled them over top.
I decided to keep the Italian sausage for another day, but I did add some pineapple and sliced black olives, because I like them both on my pizza. I figured they'd taste fine with the slightly acidic flavour of the Slightly Disheveled Joseph.
I topped the whole thing with the shredded cheese and popped it in a 350F oven for about 30 minutes; until everything was heated through and the cheese was all melty.
We ate the whole dish in one sitting: Definitely Nacho Average Sloppy Joe! :^)