Nachos Meltdown: 10 Epic Chip Toppings

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Nachos don't have to be capped with gluey, microwaved heaps of orange cheese and a bunch of stuff from cans. Here are 10 stepped-up toppings for America's favorite snack pile. Note: These are not baked nachos—toppings are heated (or not), then spooned or sprinkled onto hot chips (spread the naked chips on a cookie sheet, then bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes). Watch some cool animated nacho GIFs here!

Toppings: queso fresco, pork carnitas, red onion, sour cream, serrano chiles, cilantro.