Sexy Nachos with Feta, Spinach, Caramelized Onions, Basil and Balsamic Glaze – $1.16

Share You guys. I’m serious. I don’t mean to brag but these were amazing. I put a junk load of feta on it so the health factor went down a few points, but ya’ know what? I don’t care. It was worth it. I didn’t have much food left in my fridge, but something awesome came out of it.

You want to start by caramelizing about 1/5 of a large onion for one or two servings, by cooking  in a heated greased pan on medium heat. This process will take about 30 minutes if you do it right. I, of course, was way too impatient so I cooked it on medium high heat and kept adding a little water now and then to rush it along. Do what seems best in the time available.

I’m deciding right here and now to call this Miracle Sauce, also known as a balsamic reduction, or balsamic glaze. You haven’t lived ’til you’ve experienced this. In a small sauce pan, add roughly 1/3 cup of balsamic vinegar and a teaspoon or so of sugar.

Now, this will take a while to cook but I want to show you what the end product looks like so you know when to stop cooking it. If you’re cooking on a gas stove, it can burn fairly easily- at least that’s been my experience. SO, especially if you have a gas stove, cook on the lowest setting. Otherwise, cook on medium heat until it starts to boil and thicken. You’ll know when it’s ready when the bubbles resemble a gooey lava and when you tilt the pan to one side, it coats the bottom. Turn the heat off when it does this and let it sit. DON’T stick your little finger in there for a taste. This stuff is like napalm- use a spoon if you must try it.

Cut up two tortillas in 8th’s.

Yes, this is very sophisticated  Place them in a toaster oven or a rack in your oven until golden brown. You’re welcome to fry these (they’re amazing when you do that), but they’re not healthy when fried, so watch out.

Place the tortilla chips on a big ol’ plate.

Then add a handful of fresh chopped spinach.

Then your caramelized onions.

Then your feta cheese and fresh basil. DON’T forget the fresh basil for Pete’s sake!

Then drizzle the Miracle Sauce all up on it. If your sauce is too thick, just reheat it over the stove for a minute so it can come out of the pan easily.

Are you hungry yet?

You could easily turn these into an impressive appetizer for your guests too!

2 Tortillas – 22¢
1/5 Onion – 09¢
Handful of Spinach – 20¢
Handful of Feta – 50¢
Fresh basil for garnish – 15¢
1 large serving or 2 small servings – $1.16

About Ande Truman

Ande has made mistakes in the kitchen since she could reach the countertop. From a restaurant head cook, to cooking meals for friends, to her own solo plate, experimenting & learning drives her. She’s also a freelance graphic & web designer, photo/videographer, guitar player and wanderlust-er. In her spare time, she works a full-time 8 to 5 cubicle job. She’s the creator of Broke & Healthy.

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  1. Ande, once again great food. I repost it on Slovakmama again for mine readers. Thank you and good luck with website. You are doing awesome.
    Lenka
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