Quick Dinner – Beef Nachos

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15-oz.) can unsalted black beans, rinsed, drained, and divided
  • 1/2 cup
  • 1/2 pound grass-fed ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 8 (6-in.) corn tortillas, cut into wedges
  • Cooking spray
  • 2/3 cup fat-free evaporated milk, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 ounces pre-shredded cheddar cheese (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/3 cup chopped tomato
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup chopped ripe avocado
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • This Recipe is: Egg Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free
  • Cook For: Dinner
  • Cuisine Type: Mexican
  • Author: Adapted from Cooking Light

Instructions:

  1. Preheat broiler to high
  2. Place 1/4 cup beans in a bowl; reserve
  3. Place remaining beans and 1/2 cup water in a mini food processor; process until smooth
  4. Cook beef over medium-high heat until brown (about 8 minutes)
  5. Stir chili powder into beef
  6. Then stir in reserved 1/4 cup beans, pureed beans, and green onions; cook 1 minute
  7. Arrange tortilla wedges in a single layer on a large foil–lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Coat tortillas with cooking spray. Broil 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned and crisp. Remove pan from oven. Spoon beef mixture evenly over tortillas
  8. Combine 1/4 cup milk and cornstarch in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Combine cornstarch mixture and remaining milk in a small saucepan over medium-high; bring to a simmer. Stir in cheese; cook 2 minutes or until smooth, stirring frequently
  9. Drizzle cheese mixture over nachos
  10. Top with tomato, avocado, cilantro, and salt

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