The Best THC Infused Nacho Snacks to have During the Superbowl
The big game only comes once per year. If there was ever a time to bring out the big guns and create an epic snack that’ll have your tastebuds doing their own touchdown dance, that time is now. And for those party-goers with a Missouri medical marijuana card, we’ve got you covered with a nacho recipe that’ll be the real MVP.
The Origin of Nachos
Nachos were first created in 1943 in the Mexican border town of Piedras Negras. They are named after their creator, Ignacio Anaya, who worked at a restaurant called The Victory Club. “Nacho” is short for Ignacio.
Piedras Negras is just across the border from the U.S. military, base Fort Duncan. According to legend, on the day nachos were created, a group of about a dozen military wives were looking for something to eat after spending the day shopping in nearby Eagle Pass and ambled into The Victory Club.
Our hero, Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya, was not actually a chef. He was working as a maître d on that day, a job that normally consists of seating and attending to guests entering the restaurant. But, when he went back to the kitchen, there was no cook to be found.
So, rather than turn the customers away, Ignacio did his best. He ducked into the kitchen and put together a quick dish with the few ingredients he could find. The result - a plate of tortilla chips topped with shredded cheese and slices of jalapeno - was a hit. Ignacio named the dish after himself, calling it Nachos Especiales, and snacking history was made!
The Evolution of Nachos
Nachos started out as a simple recipe, with melted cheese and jalapenos sitting atop tortilla chips, but many innovators have tinkered with the nacho concept, adding twists and turns. Over the years, people have experimented with different toppings and sometimes even replacing tortilla chips with things such as tater tots, sweet potatoes, and zucchini slices.
These days, nachos can be anything you want them to be. And, with our THC-infused recipe, nachos can even be medicine. If that isn’t a ringing endorsement to get your Missouri medical card, I don’t know what is.
The perfect nachos vary by consumer. Some people want more cheese, while other people want more meats or creative items. Olives, onions, and other toppings can be deal makers or breakers, depending on each person’s individual taste. For our recipe, we’re going to leave the toppings as mere suggestions - focusing on how to turn this treat into medicine.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: Remember, it is only legal to consume cannabis in Missouri if you have a state medical card. Make sure your guests know that these nachos contain medical marijuana and that anyone who consumes them has their medical card.
The secret ingredient that takes these nachos off of the bench and into the starting lineup is THC-infused cannabutter, which is butter that has been enhanced with THC.
You can usually find cannabutter at your local dispensary, or you can make your own cannabutter at home by following OUR RECIPE. For this recipe, cannabutter is going to be used to make a delicious, cannabis-infused nacho cheese sauce.
1 bag tortilla chips of your choice
Toppings of Your Choice (note - these are optional - top your nachos however you want):
Pre-cooked Meat of Your Choice (ground beef, shredded chicken, carnitas, or even pulled pork)
Sliced Black Olives
Sliced Jalapenos (fresh OR pickled)
Nacho Cheese Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cup monterey jack cheese
¼ cup cannabutter
¼ cup flour (use rice flour for a gluten free option)
½ tbsp Tex mex seasoning
¼ cup finely minced onion (optional)
1 ½ cups whole milk
¼ tsp salt
2 tbsp cup finely chopped jalapenos (optional - if you don’t like spicey, eliminate these)
½ tbsp garlic powder
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Pre-slice any toppings and set them aside.
Mince your onion and jalapeno for the cheese sauce.
Melt the cannabutter in a saucepan on LOW HEAT. Remember, if the heat is too high, you will burn off the cannabinoids and your nachos will be less potent. So, patience is key here.
Add the onions and jalapeno to the sauce and let it simmer for about four minutes, stirring regularly.
Whisk the flour, garlic powder, and tex mex seasoning into the sauce until it blends smoothly with the cannabutter. Slowly pour in the milk and mix with the other ingredients. Stir for about four minutes, allowing the milk to thicken.
Add the cheddar and monterey jack to the mixture and remove from heat. Stir until the sauce is a smooth, gooey mixture.
Spread your tortilla chips around a large cookie sheet. Gently pour the cheese sauce evenly over the chips.
Top the chips with ingredients with the meat of your choice.
Place the cookie sheet into the oven’s middle rack and bake for about eight minutes.
Remove the cookie sheet and add the other toppings - onions, black olives, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, etc.
Looking for More Recipes?
Here at Missouri Medical Marijuana Card, we try to come up with many fun recipes, so getting relief is a delicious experience. Check out these tips to make a THC-infused barbecue sauce that’ll knock your socks off. And, if you’ve got a sweet tooth, our marijuana-infused gingerbread cookie recipe can brighten your day any time of year. We’ve also got a cannabis-enhanced buffalo wing recipe that could be a big player on Super Bowl Sunday!
Ready to Score?
Marijuana is medicine. And, if you’re ready for the legal, natural relief that cannabis provides, you’ll need a Missouri medical card. We can help you get one. Our medical staff is standing by to take you through a quick and easy evaluation to see if you qualify. Schedule an appointment with a marijuana doctor online by CLICKING HERE, or give us a call at (877) 303-3117 to talk to a patient support representative.
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