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Delicious Unique Nachos

Updated on January 30, 2013
Nachos
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Nachos

All ages will love these nachos while watching the game, having a party, during sleep-overs, or even for dinner during the week.

This classic recipe is a wonderful way for anyone to eat healthy while feeling like they are indulging! This dish is packed with protein, calcium, omega-3 and antioxidants.

Have It Your Way

There are many ways to make the nachos unique to your family and your tastes.

Spicy chicken is always a great addition and if you like a little more kick, don’t forget the jalapeno peppers!

Sliced green onions or chopped yellow onions will mix well with any nacho recipe also.

Vegetarian Nachos

Vegetarian nachos are super delicious and nutritious also. Simply leave out the meat and enjoy.

Gluten Free or Dairy Free

Nachos are a nutritious and delicious Gluten Free recipe!

They can easily be converted into a dairy free dish for all those who struggle with lactose and casein sensitivities. There are several dairy free cheese options that taste great and melt perfectly for nachos.

Nacho Ingredients
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Nachos Ingredients:

  • 25 tortilla chips
  • 2 cups black beans or refried beans
  • 1 ½ cup shredded mixed cheese blend, divided
  • 1 cup taco meat
  • ½ cup fresh cut tomatoes
  • ½ cup sliced olives

Tortilla Chips with Beans and Cheese ready to bake
Tortilla Chips with Beans and Cheese ready to bake | Source

Nachos Directions:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees
  2. Spread the tortilla chips out on a foil lined baking sheet
  3. Spread black beans on each chip
  4. Sprinkle half the cheese over the chips
  5. Add the taco meat on top of the cheese
  6. Bake chips in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and meat is warm
  7. Remove from oven and arrange chips on one large plate or two small ones
  8. Sprinkle fresh cut tomatoes and sliced olives over nachos
  9. Serve with guacamole, salsa and sour cream

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Black Beans

If you would like to add some easy homemade black beans that add a little more flavor than the canned beans, give this a try:

Black Beans Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cup black beans, rinsed
  • ½ onion, whole
  • ½ fresh jalapeno pepper, chopped with seeds (if you like a little more spice, use a whole pepper)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 5 Cups Free Range Low Sodium Chicken Stock

Black Beans Directions:

  1. In a slow cooker, mix all ingredients and cook on low for 8 hours.
  2. Strain the chunks of onions and jalapeno and throw them away.
  3. Mash the beans in a large bowl, adding liquid from pan as needed to achieve desired consistency or leave them whole.

Black Beans Nutritional Information:

  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 39.1
  • Total Fat: 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 571.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 2.8 g

Fresh Salsa
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Fresh Salsa

There are many different ways to make salsa.

Here is a basic recipe that you can tweak to make your own special recipe.

Salsa Ingredients:

  • 4 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 2/3 cup onion, minced
  • 1 large jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped (more to taste)
  • 1 tbls lime juice
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbls apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ cup fresh cut cilantro (optional)

Salsa Directions:

  1. Mix all Ingredients
  2. Refrigerate for a few hours to overnight for the best flavor.

Salsa Nutritional Information:

  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 28.1
  • Total Fat: 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 8.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 1.1 g

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    • roxanne459 profile image
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      Roxanne Lewis 5 years ago from Washington

      Let me know if he likes it! :)

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      KevinMillican 5 years ago from Stilwell, OK

      I'm going to have to make this for my son! Very good job with your presentation photos as well.

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      Roxanne Lewis 5 years ago from Washington

      We usually have to make two batches also :)

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      David 5 years ago from Northern California

      I love nachos! We do them as a snack once in a while and they are so good. I liked your recipes but we would have to double them in my house because one batch just wouldn't be enough.

      Voted up and useful.

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      Yum! Nachos are so great!!! That's one of the food staples here in Texas - and I love the veggie versions. Thanks for sharing this!

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      Roxanne Lewis 5 years ago from Washington

      Thank you alliemacb! Remember to have fun with it and make it unique. :)

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      alliemacb 5 years ago from Scotland

      I love nachos but always seem to mess up the salsa when I try to make it from scratch. I'll try doing as you suggest and refrigerating to allow the flavours to develop. Thanks for the great hub.