Tastiest Nachos

Mr Cyclist and I make the best nachos. They are not covered in too much cheese, so some may still desire more cheese, but we’re trying to keep it a little healthier.

Secrets to the Best Nachos:

  • Start with a layer of organic tortilla chips (used Costco brand)
  • Add some black beans and corn (1 can of each, drained)
  • Add some diced pickled jalapenos (or fresh)
  • Reduce 1 can of Rotel on the stove top (this means: boil off the liquid until the Rotel looks like diced tomatoes in a pan). Then, add the Rotel.
  • Add your favorite cheese (we used a sharp cheddar, shredded). If you add too much cheese, the chips won’t get as crispy and you will make the nachos less healthy. Try to use less than 3 oz.
  • Dice about 6-7 oz. of grilled chicken (cooked with your favorite seasonings) OR to keep it vegetarian, add more beans or a healthier re-fried bean (ex: Amy’s lower sodium organic).
  • Add some sliced veggies if you have it. We used a yellow bell pepper that had been lightly sauteed first with the chicken.
  • Sprinkle cumin, ground black pepper, garlic powder, chipotle chili powder on top.
  • Bake at 350 for about 10-15 minutes, then broil for about 3 minutes.
  • After cooking, add fresh cilantro.

There you have it! The perfect nacho recipe. And slightly healthier because not as much cheese was used. We ate a salad on the side to make sure to get in some greens :)


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