The festive gooey treat was first served 66 years ago by ingenious maitre d' Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya in a Piedras Negras, Mexico, restaurant, located across the Rio Grande from Texas. According to legend, some Americans happened to stumble upon the eatery just as the chef had stepped out, so Nacho cleverly satiated them by piling a platter of tortilla chips high with cheese and topping them with a zesty jalapeno garnish.
And the carb-heavy dish has been improving ever since, with the additions of everything from Rotel to radishes, cilantro to crema, guacamole to Velveeta, pinto beans to pulled pork.
What are your favorite nacho variations? Spill the beans, after the jump!
|Real melted cheese, no question.||222 (63.6%)|
|Fake cheese, please!||21 (6.0%)|
|I like both, depending on what I'm craving or what toppings are offered.||106 (30.4%)|