We like to have what most people have dubbed "Taco Tuesday" in our house. If I go a week without Mexican food, I start to twitch and shake from withdrawals. Our taco Tuesday's don't always involve tacos though. On a Tuesday, pretty much any kind of Mexican variety will do.
One of my family's favorite Tuesday dinners are nachos. They are pretty quick to assemble, filling, and full or color!
Chips are the most important component to a nacho-we really like these Mission Organics white corn tortillas. They have a really delicious flavor to them and they don't soak up as much moisture as some other tortilla chips do.
Get your largest baking sheet (with high sides) out and pour the chips onto your baking sheet.
Sprinkle some black beans over the tortilla chips. (The beans should be drained and rinsed.)
Sprinkle some chopped green bell pepper over the chips and beans next. One bell pepper is perfect!
If you want something with more kick, you could add a chili pepper in its place.
Don't forget the sliced black olives. ( About 1/2 cup.)
Let's talk meat for a second-We used about 2 cups of a thin cut steak that had been marinated in a store bought marinated, but we've used chicken, ground beef, and ground turkey before and they are all delicious on the steak. You want roughly about 2 cups of meat...or half a package of ground beef/turkey that's been already browned and seasoned.
Evenly distribute diced tomatoes and your meat.
While the nachos are baking, chop up 3 cups of crunchy iceberg lettuce...
and set out your condiments.
Remove from oven when the cheese has melted and cover the nacho with the lettuce.
Serve up a plateful (you might want to use a fork as well as your fingers to eat this) and top it with your favorite Mexican condiments.
This a great dinner to make when your running short on time, your kids are having their friends over for dinner, or even a game day snack! Trust me, it feeds a ton! So if you need something new to try on "Taco Tuesday" give this nacho a try!
Tired of the same old taco on your "Taco Tuesday" nights? Give this easy nacho a try! It's bright, filling, and easy as pie!
Prep time: 10-15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30-35 minutes
1 whole package of tortilla chips (do not use an off brand, the savings is not worth the mushy chips you will end up with)
1 (15 oz can) black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup sliced black olives
1 whole green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
2 cups of diced steak, ground beef or turkey breast, or shredded chicken (already browned and seasoned and cooked)
3-4 tomatoes on the vine, diced
2 cups shredded cheese, cheddar, mexican blend, or whatever you like
3 cups iceberg lettuce, chopped
*Additional toppings- sour cream, sliced avocado, chili peppers, hot sauce, etc
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Cook, brown, shred and season any meat toppings you are using. Set aside.
- On a large baking sheet with sides, pour the tortilla chips out and spread them around evenly.
- Top the chips with beans, bell pepper, olives, meat, tomatoes, and cheese.
- Place baking sheet in oven and bake for 10 minutes.
- Remove and top with chopped lettuce and condiments. Serve warm.