Nachos are, hands down, one of my favorite bar foods. They come in all varieties and I prefer the chicken nachos some places but the chilli nachos at others. As much as I enjoy munching on a big plate full of cheesy, chili-ed chips while watching a game and sipping on a cocktail with a few dozen of my closest friends, I know they’re not the most healthy meal out there. I have tried to make healthy nachos at home and it’s been a mixed bag. Until now. This more dip/chili style recipe is less greasy (runny) than some of my other experiments, makes great leftovers and is a happy healthy medium while tasting great.
My New Favorite Nachos
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
1 lb 97% lean ground beef
1 cup diced sweet pepper
1 cup diced sweet onion
1 cup frozen corn
1 14.5oz can diced tomatoes
1/4 cup monterey or cheddar jack cheese
1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon taco seasoning
A few sprinkles of cayenne pepper
1. In large frying pan, saute onions and peppers in olive oil
until onions begin to brown, then move to large pot.
2. Add ground beef to same frying pan and brown.
3. While beef is browning, add tomatoes, corn, cheese and seasonings to large pot with onions and peppers.
4. Drain beef and add to large pot.
5. Heat beef mixture over medium flame until warm throughout and cheese is melted.
6. Serve with nacho chips.
I’m not a big fan of super spicy food but feel free to throw in your as much cayenne, ghost pepper or diced jalapeno as you want. I hope you will enjoy my new favorite nachos as much as I do!
What’s your go-to bar snack? Do you have a favorite nacho recipe?