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Recipe for children by Sanjeev Kapoor, Master Chef, Author and Television Host. 


Nachos are a popular corn-based food of Mexican origin that can either be made quickly to serve as a snack or prepared with more ingredients to make a full meal. Nachos originated in the city of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, just over the border from Eagle Pass, Texas, at a restaurant called the Victory Club, which was owned by Rodolfo De Los Santos. The International Day of the Nacho takes place every year on October 21. Nachos can be served with as many toppings as one likes. Nachos served with an abundance of toppings are sometimes called 'loaded nachos' or 'super nachos'. This type of dish is normally prepared by arranging tortilla chips on a platter and topping them with meat and refried beans. The entire platter is then smothered with shredded cheese. The platter is then put into a microwave to allow the cheese to melt. The platter is then covered with cold toppings like shredded lettuce, tomatoes, salsa and jalapenos and served immediately. This type of dish is associated with the American style of cooking called Tex-Mex (Texan and Mexican).