Monday, December 8, 2014

Fully Loaded Nachos

What kind of cheese doesn't belong to you? Nacho cheese!  Heehee, I love really bad jokes.  
Nachos, synonymous with football games and fairs, these guys have gotten a bad rap.  Those stale tortilla chips and processed cheese toppings from the concession stands are kinda gross.  But homemade nachos are delicious!  Nachos for dinner are one of Reids favorite dinners.  There are a few variations I've made, but the following is a more classic one.  Homemade nachos are also wayyyyy healthier than processed-cheese-squirted-out-of-a-squirt-bottle-nachos.  I also use Greek yogurt in place of sour cream which also cuts back on the calories a lot.  I also like to add a little taco seasoning to the Greek yogurt to add some additional flavor.  I got the taco seasoning substitute recipe from AllRecipes.  This is a really quick and easy weeknight meal, and I'm sure it would be a hit with kids (because my husband is basically I giant kid ;) )

Fully Loaded Nachos

Ingredients:
  • 1 bag of tortilla chips
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • 1.5 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder*
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder*
  • 1/8 tsp. onion powder*
  • 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes*
  • 1/8 tsp. dried oregano*
  • 1/8 tsp. paprika*
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin*
  • 1/4 tsp. salt*
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper*
  • Optional toppings: Greek yogurt, pickled jalepenos, and sliced green onions

*Can substitute 1 packet taco seasoning

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350*C.  Brown ground beef or turkey in large, oiled skillet over medium heat until cooked and no longer pick, about 3-5 minutes.  Drain fat.
  2. Add chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper OR taco seasoning mix and stir.  Add 1/2 c. water, stir, cover and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. On a baking sheet, layer nachoes, cheese, ground beef or turkey meat mixture, and black beans.  Bake for 5-10 minutes or until cheese melted.  Top with sliced jalapenos, green onions, and sour cream.


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