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Ground Beef Nachos Supreme

Seasoned beef is combined with melty cheese and lots of toppings for an easy and fast meal or appetizer that's perfect for game day. Serves 2 for a full meal and 4-5 as an appetizer
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: Tex Mex
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 322kcal
Author: Alicia

Ingredients

Seasoned Ground Beef

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • cup water
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen corn

Nachos

  • ½ 12oz bag tortilla chips
  • ½ pound good quality American cheese, shredded (Boar's Head, Andrew & Everett, or Horizon)
  • ½ cup low-sodium canned black beans
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • ½ cup sliced peppers (sweet mini peppers for mild, jalapeño for hot)
  • 2 radish, sliced

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Add ground beef to a large pan over medium high heat and begin to cook till no longer pink about 5-6 minutes, breaking it up into small bits. Once cooked through, drain any excess fat and add the spices, stirring over medium heat till well-combined. Add ⅓ cup of water and bring to a simmer, until almost all the water has cooked off. Mix corn with the beef to defrost, or cook separately in the same pan once the beef is removed.
  • Cover a large sheet pan with parchment paper. Place the tortilla chips on top, then sprinkle with shredded American cheese. Layer the ground beef, beans, and corn. Bake for about 7-8 minutes until the cheese has melted.
  • Add the fresh toppings - cilantro, peppers, green onions, radish, and any sauces and serve immediately!

Notes

  • Good quality American cheese is usually found in "block" form from the deli counter. Ask them to cut you a big piece so you can grate it on a cheese grater. If you can only find Horizon, tear into smaller pieces or remove the individual wrappers and smush them together to grate. 
  • For a faux sour cream, blend cottage cheese in a food processor and leave dollops on top of the nachos after baking. 

Nutrition

Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 509mg | Potassium: 573mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1508IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 630mg | Iron: 4mg