Appetizers are on the rise this month with basketball’s March Madness and the Academy Awards. If you’re looking to be “good” and not overdo it, this recipe is only 9 grams of fat per serving. I love using “Laura’s Lean Beef” in my beef recipes, and if you’re trying to locate it in your area, check out their site http://laurasleanbeef.com for information of where it can be found. This recipe for Beef Nachos also makes a great easy weeknight dinner, and it’s one of my children’s favorites.
1 pound lean ground beef
11/2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 (15-ounce) can low-salt black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (10-ounce) bag blue corn tortilla chips, divided
1 cup reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend, divided
1 cup shredded lettuce, divided
1 cup chopped tomatoes, divided
Chopped green onions, chopped fresh cilantro, sliced black olives, salsa and low-fat sour cream (optional)
1. Cook beef, cumin and chili powder in a large skillet over medium-high heat 5 to 10 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Drain well. Stir in beans and cook until thoroughly heated.
2. Layer 1/2 tortilla chips, 1/2 cup beef mixture, 1/2 cup cheese, 1/2 cup lettuce and 1/2 cup tomato on a large platter. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
3. Garnish with green onions, cilantro, olives, salsa and sour cream, if desired.