Healthy Nachos for One {or Two!}
Recipe type: Snack, Dinner, Healthy
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Serves: 1 serving
These Healthy Nachos are great for weeknights, and it's easy to keep the ingredients in stock, or to memorize for quick trips to the grocery store. Prep the ingredients in advance, and you are only 5 minutes away. from. nachos.
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • ½ small sweet onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced or minced
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 2.5 t paprika
  • 2.25 t cumin
  • .5 t kosher salt
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 1 c low-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 T fresh cilantro, chopped, including stems
  • Baked tortilla chips made from three corn tortillas
  • 4 T finely shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • Toppings of your choice: baked kale strips, thinly sliced green onions, salsa, guacamole, Greek yogurt
  1. If you are making the tortilla chips now, follow the recipe for the chips.
  2. Heat the oven to 450.
  3. In a medium or large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the meat, breaking it up well.
  4. When the meat is brown, add the onions and garlic, and cook until the onions are softened.
  5. Add the seasoning, distributing evenly over the meat, onions, and garlic, stirring well. If the mixture is too thick and starts to stick to the pan, add a few tablespoons of water.
  6. Add the beans, stir, and heat through.
  7. Add the cilantro, stir, and heat through.
  8. Turn off the heat and set the meat mixture aside. Divide the meat into 4 servings in the pan. Reserve three of the servings for a later use.
  9. In a small baking dish, layer half of the chips. Top with half of the remaining meat serving. Top with 2 Tablespoons of cheese. Repeat with the remaining chips, the second half of the remaining meat serving, and another 2 T cheese.
  10. Bake at 450 for 4 minutes, close to the heating element.
  11. Remove when the cheese has melted.
  12. Top with your desired toppings. And I do mean desired! Enjoy!
Recipe by My Utensil Crock at