The 5 Greatest Nacho Toppings, Ranked
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The 5 Greatest Nacho Toppings, Ranked

Some deep musings on a Mexican staple

5. Beans

Want some fiber and deliciousness to blend with all that salt and fatty goodness? Beans won’t ever steer you wrong. You can go refried for a more pasty texture or get sexy and choose black beans for a more scattered surprise-in-your-mouth effect. Just, uh, remember: Whoever smelt it dealt it.

4. Jalapeños

Add some spice to your life by tossing some of these hot peppers into the mix — not the ones that say “tamed” on the jar, mind you — and washing it all down with a cold margarita. It’s the synergy for us.

3. Meat

It’s hard to pass on nachos topped with chicken, carne asada, shrimp — or all three. Love to our vegetarian readers: Toss some Beyond Meat or something in there if you want. One way or another, get yourself some protein to make the cipher compete.

2. Guacamole

Yes, we know guac is extra! Slimy yet satisfying, this just brings the whole plate together. Plus avocados are healthy, so you can stuff your foodhole with a clear conscience. Win-win.

1. Cheese

Come on now. From melted to cotija to queso dip, cheese is the MVP of nacho toppings. Nachos aren’t even nachos without cheese — they’re just chips and calories. And you know this, man!

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