What is your favorite thing to eat on Football night? Maybe a delicious burger, or plum hot dogs, or maybe a strip of charcoal-done carne asada? Or do you go with the classics, like chips, salsa, and finger-licking chicken wings? Well, if you are anything like me, you have several favorites. There are several things that are a must on football night, however, there is one thing that cannot be missed. And that thing is some of our favorite Nicaraguan appetizers. If you been reading this blog, you know that I was born and raised in Nicaragua and honestly, I love all things Nicaraguan food. So, to combined our favorites, we always include a bit of everything from all the dishes we love dearly. One easy and delicious appetizer I love preparing is repochetas. If you are wondering what repochetas are? Keep reading to find out more about them and to get a delicious Repochetas Taco Boats recipe.
So, what are they? Well, basically, repochetas are fried tortillas with refried beans and topped with sour cream, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, and grated cheese. I usually make these beyond easy to prepare repochetas with corn tortillas, however, this week I decided to challenge myself to see if I could make these with a twist and this is what I came up with.
- 1 package of Old El Paso Taco Boats
- 1 can of Old El Paso refried beans
- 1 pound of Queso fresco
- 1-3 small red tomatoes, chopped
- 1-2 cups of shredded lettuce
- ½ cup of Central American Cream or Sour cream
- ½ cup of Homemade or store-bought Salsa verde
- In your toaster oven on the lowest toast setting, toast the taco bowls until they are golden. Watch them so that they don't burn.
- In a skillet or in the microwave, heat the content of one can of Old El Paso refried beans.
- Once your taco bowls are toasted to a golden brown, assemble your
repochetasin the following order: spread about 1-2 tablespoons of refried bean to the bottom of your taco boat. Top your taco boats with 1-2 teaspoon of sour cream, followed by shredded lettuce, followed by salsa verde to taste, followed by tomatoes and finally, topped with queso fresco to taste.
So, what do you think of my delicious, fun, and easy repocheta taco boats recipe? Repochetas are a very popular dish in Nicaragua, they are so popular that there are two versions. One with refried beans and one made in the form of an omelet topped with a delicious lettuce and tomato salad very similar to the one used on the refried bean version. Have you ever thought about combining taco boats and refried beans? If you have done so, chime in via the comment section below with your comments and recipe ideas. We would love to hear about them!