This summer, a quintessential Tex-Mex favourite gets a Canadian makeover. We’ve paired crunchy tortilla chips with classic Canadian flavours and ingredients. The result? “Canachos,” a homegrown snack that comes together on the fly. Make it in your city kitchen for a quiet movie night at home or whip up a few trays for a crowd at the cottage. We’ll be topping our nachos with these Canadian favourites all summer long…
Halenda’s Peameal Back Bacon
Did you know that peameal bacon was invented in Toronto? As iconic as the Bloody Caesar or Canadian Tuxedo, this homegrown product is essential for our riff on the nacho. The Halenda Family has been selling award-winning smoked meats since 1979, and their peameal back bacon is a perennial favourite.
With so many varieties of onion grown in Ontario, you can customize your nachos for the perfect bite. Grab a red onion for colour, a white onion for a bit of heat, or a Vidalia for a sweet and spicy element.
What’s more Canadian than the sharp tang of a good cheddar? For nachos with kick, choose a sharp 3 or 5-year-old cheddar, or pick a mild cheddar for melty, stringy chips. Whatever your preference, remember to look for Canadian Dairy!
Add a bit of colour to your nachos with finely diced chives. Pro tip: snip up the chives with a pair of scissors to save time and fingers.
Juicy and sweet, cherry tomatoes balance the savoury notes in these nachos. Quarter or slice the tomatoes and toss with the rest of the toppings to avoid the dreaded “dry chip” snafu.