Um, I don’t know if you remember back a few years ago, but there was a commercial about Pace Picante. There were a bunch of cowboys sitting around a table eating Pace Picante Sauce talking about “This stuff’s made in New York City!” And then they all say “New York City!” in this deep southern drawl, and someone would bring out the Pace Picante.
I’m sure I don’t describe the commercial well, so if you haven’t seen it, head over to YouTube and Google “Pace Picante commercial New York City. It was really funny. Anyway, that was the first time I’d heard of Pace Picante and that commercial intrigued me enough to try it out. It’s been my favorite brand of picante sauce every since.
Lately, I’ve been craving some Rotisserie Chicken Nachos with SalsaMole. Basically, my SalsaMole is just fresh guacamole mixed with Pace Picante sauce. The rest is simple; rotisserie chicken, green onions, olives, nachos, jar cheese, whole pinto beans, sour cream, and then the SalsaMole. (Detailed recipe below. Tell me this salsamole doesn’t look delicious!)
So, we went to #Safeway. There are many grocery stores around but I really like Safeway because the food is always fresh and the prices are really good. I’d say I do about 90% of my grocery shopping there. Anyway, the Pace 16 oz. varieties are on sale at Albertsons/Safeway stores for 2/$4 during the Stock Up Sale from 9/30‐10/13. Because I love to save money, I bought a couple of jars. (The Pace wasn’t on sale at the time of this photo).
I generally #StockUpOnPace because I use it for a lot of things, including spicing up otherwise boring eggs for breakfast. It’s truly a versatile staple in my kitchen. Other dishes I make with it include tacos, enchiladas, frittatas, and cheeseburgers with a little bit of kick. And it definitely does give food a little bit of kick. Besides the great flavor, I read once that spicy foods rev up your metabolism, and I figure if you can burn more calories by eating, I’m all for it!
ROTISSERIE CHICKEN NACHOS WITH SALSAMOLE
- 1 ripe avocado, softened
- 1 (15.5 oz.) can of premium pinto beans, drained
- 1 cup mild pace picante sauce
- 1 (6.5 oz.) can of ripe sliced back olives, drained
- 1 (23 oz.) jar of salsa con queso, heated
- 1 whole roasted rotisserie chicken, shredded
- 1 bag of tortilla chips
- 1 bag of blue tortilla chips
- green onion, for garnish
- sour cream
- tomatoes (optional)
How to make:
In a medium sized-bowl, shred your chicken into bite-sized pieces. You can shred them big or small – the choice is yours. In a medium-sized sauce pan, heat the cheese until it’s nice and hot. Next, drain your beans and heat them up until they’re warm (you don’t want to cook them for too long as you don’t want them to loose their beautiful bean-like texture).
Now cut up your veggies and prepare your plate for some yummy layering. You can layer your nachos as little or as high as you want (there’s no right or wrong way of enjoying them). I never measure mine (what for?). I just put what I want on them and chow down. Below, I’ll show you how I layer them to give you an idea.
I love mixing my chips. The flavor is incredible and adds a nice crunch to the nachos. I’ll take a handful of blue nachos and a handful of regular tortilla chips and stack them nicely on the plate. Easy peasy, right?
Next, I’ll scoop around 10 spoonfuls of cheese on top the beautifully stacked nachos.
I don’t really care for pinto beans but I love how they balance out the flavors. For the beans, I’ll add around 2 tablespoons, or so.
Next, I’ll take a little chicken and toss it over the nachos.
Next, I’ll add a little salsamole and sour cream and I’ll finish them off with some green onions and olives. For the salsamole, it’s just 1 avocado and 1 cup of pace picante sauce. Here’s the finished look. Don’t they look GORGEOUS y’all?
Pace Picante is always consistent. It’s a flavor I love, and I’m sure to get that every time rather than wonder if this batch will taste different because the ingredients were sourced somewhere different every time. I like great tasting food, not guessing games. Because it’s a consistent flavor, I consistently buy it and always know that my dishes will come out with the great taste I’ve become accustomed to.