Recipe: Healthy Beef Nachos

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Healthy Beef Nachos

Ok, it is college game day and of course, who does not like nachos on game day.  This is a healthier twist to a game time treat.

AuthorChuckH
DifficultyBeginner

This a great recipe for a balanced snack during a game. It has a whopping 8 grams of fiber per serving. I adapted this from a chicken nacho recipe I found. I prefer beef so I made this recipe. Enjoy and share if you like it.

Healthy Nachos

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time30 mins

Ingredients:

 6 oz 96% Lean Hamburger
 ½ cup CheeseI used a mixture of Colby & Monterey
 2 Chili Peppers Chipotle In Adobo sauce
 ½ cup Beans, Black, Cooked, No Salt Can replace with refried beans
 4 tbsp Salsa mild, medium, or hot
 ¼ cup Onion, Red, Chopped
 1 tbsp fresh chopped Cillantro
 1 Beanitos White Bean Chips
 1 Salt, Kosher, Coarse
 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  tsp Pepper, Black, Ground
 12 Fresh Jalepenos - sliced can be pickled if you prefer
 Guacamole and sour cream Optional - not included in the calories

Directions:

1

Cook ground beef on medium heat.

2

Preheat oven to broil.

3

Add lime juice, salsa, adobe chiles, salt, and ground pepper into blender and process until completely blended.

4

In a medium bowl add cooked beef, pour the chipotle sauce over beef and stir to coat. Set aside.

5

On a baking sheet spread out tortilla chips. Add 1/2 of cheese on top. Place in the oven for 1 minute to melt the cheese. Remove from oven.

6

Evenly spread beef mixture, black beans, corn, red onion, and jalapeno over nachos. Add the rest of the cheese on top.

7

Place back in the oven to warm all your ingredients. It should be 1-2 minutes.

8

Remove and top with chopped cilantro.

9

Add sour cream and guacamole if you desire.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 242

Servings 6


Amount Per Serving
Calories 242Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 25mg9%
Sodium 445mg19%
Potassium 125mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 22g8%
Dietary Fiber 8g32%
Sugars 0g
Protein 13g26%

Calcium 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Notes:
  1. This recipe has less than 300 calories per serving. I usually have it with a serving of Beanitos Tortilla chips or in a toasted high fiber taco shell. 
  2. You and use jalapenos, p[ublanos, or Hatch chiles depending on the flavor and spiciness desired.  Hatch chiles are also called Anaheim, green, or New Mexico chiles.

Ingredients

 6 oz 96% Lean Hamburger
 ½ cup CheeseI used a mixture of Colby & Monterey
 2 Chili Peppers Chipotle In Adobo sauce
 ½ cup Beans, Black, Cooked, No Salt Can replace with refried beans
 4 tbsp Salsa mild, medium, or hot
 ¼ cup Onion, Red, Chopped
 1 tbsp fresh chopped Cillantro
 1 Beanitos White Bean Chips
 1 Salt, Kosher, Coarse
 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  tsp Pepper, Black, Ground
 12 Fresh Jalepenos - sliced can be pickled if you prefer
 Guacamole and sour cream Optional - not included in the calories

Directions

1

Cook ground beef on medium heat.

2

Preheat oven to broil.

3

Add lime juice, salsa, adobe chiles, salt, and ground pepper into blender and process until completely blended.

4

In a medium bowl add cooked beef, pour the chipotle sauce over beef and stir to coat. Set aside.

5

On a baking sheet spread out tortilla chips. Add 1/2 of cheese on top. Place in the oven for 1 minute to melt the cheese. Remove from oven.

6

Evenly spread beef mixture, black beans, corn, red onion, and jalapeno over nachos. Add the rest of the cheese on top.

7

Place back in the oven to warm all your ingredients. It should be 1-2 minutes.

8

Remove and top with chopped cilantro.

9

Add sour cream and guacamole if you desire.

Beef Nachoes

This recipe is one your whole family will enjoy and come back asking for more. It might even give you leathy snack while heloping you lose weight.

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About the Author

ChuckH
I am a family physician who has served in the US Army. In 2016, I found myself overweight, out of shape, and unhealthy, so I made a change to improve my health. This blog is the chronology of my path to better health and what I have learned along the way.

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