Here’s all you need to make these nachos: tortilla chips, cheese, ground beef, black beans, salsa, and salt (optional).
Get your favorite pan and set it onto the stove to heat up. Use the same temperature on your stove you normally would to brown ground beef for other recipes. Feel free to season the ground beef with salt, pepper, etc.
Brown the groundbeef until pretty well cooked. Drain and return to pan. Turn the heat on the pan down to a simmer.
Drain and rinse 1 can of black beans. You can omit these and add refried beans or chili beans if you prefer.
If you’re like me, you might not like your salsa real chunky. Use your handy dandy food processor to fix that problem. If you’re not like me, then use your salsa straight, you big, brave salsa eater!
Add the black beans…
And then the salsa…
And mix together until it looks just right. See those bits and pieces of onions and other flavors. That’s from the salsa. I find salsa to be a great shortcut in making these nachos. It just means one thing. Pull out the heartburn medication right about now and go ahead and take it so you’ll be ready by time you eat.
Let the mixture simmer for awhile until the beef is completely cooked (which it most likely is by now, but be sure to check!). Prepare your pan for the nachos. Also, turn your stove onto broil.
First, spray it with a bit of non-stick spray.
Then put down a layer of tortilla chips.
Add on a layer of the cooked groundbeef, beans, and salsa mixture. Top the whole thing with a layer of cheese.
Place in your oven on broil and wait until the cheese is melted and slightly browned on the edges.
Cut off a bit and place it on your plate…
YUM!! This mix is somehow going into my bento tomorrow. Some sort of modified version. Woohoo!
- Tortilla chips, 1 bag
- Cheddar cheese, 1 package
- Ground beef, 1 pound
- Black beans, 1 can
- Salsa, 1 jar
- Seasonings: salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder
- Brown the ground beef, adding salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder to season.
- Brown the ground beef until nearly cooked through. Drain and return to pan.
- Drain and rinse 1 can of black beans. Add to the pan with the ground beef.
- Add the jar of salsa to the pan with the ground beef.
- Mix the ground beef, black beans, and salsa together.
- Let the mixture simmer until the ground beef is completely cooked and the beans are a bit tender.
- Turn your stove onto broil.
- Spray a small aluminum pan with non-stick spray.
- Place a layer of tortilla chips in the pan.
- Top chips with a layer of the ground beef, beans, and salsa mixture.
- The last layer should be a healthy topping of cheddar cheese.
- Place in your oven on broil and wait until the cheese is melted and slightly browned on the edges.
Instead of black beans, tried refried beans or chili beans.