Nachos with beef and black beans\
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 medium onion
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 cup of black sauce
- 1 can (15oz) of black beans, drained
- 2 tomatoes, without seeds, diced
- 4 cups of chips or corn tortilla chips
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
- 1 cup of cheddar cheese, grated
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- Salt and pepper, as desired
- 1 teaspoon of cream, to decorate
- Coriander twigs, for decorate
Portion: 1 Portion
*Daily values based in a diet of 2,000 calories.
There is no nutritional information available for this recipe.
- You can add to the mixture of the meat red peppers and corn grains to give it more color.
- To make them as different option, use ground chicken or turkey.
- Use the beans that you like the best: red, pinto, white, etc.
- Ground beef is one of those ingredients that always gets me out of trouble. I use it in many of my recipes, to fill empanadas or picadillos, and in some stews that are prepared in Costa Rica with different vegetables. The other day I used ground beef in some nachos and my children loved it. I added black beans, tomatoes and cheese to give them a more consistent touch and for it to become a complete meal, not just an appetizer. The secret of my nachos is to season the meat very well and leave it to cooked well, but juicy. In this way, when they are put in the oven to melt the cheeses, the meat does not dry out, and the dish remains soft, but crispy. In addition, these nachos are an excellent option to use leftovers from other foods, because you can really add many other things, such as grains of corn, rice, olives, green beans, sweet peppers and hot peppers, if you want to make them spicy. If you want to make them healthier, use ground chicken or turkey meat, they are delicious! Also use the totopos (corn chips) the ones that are sell baked, so they are not too greasy. Near home I have a restaurant where I buy tortilla chips or totopos. Besides that, it is cheaper than those sold in the supermarket, they make them fresh every day and since they are baked, they do not have any fat. I suggest you buy the corn chips in your favorite restaurant. Go ahead and prepare my recipe for nachos with beef at your next meeting. They are going to like you!
Pre-heat the oven at 350°F.
In a pan over medium high heat, heat the olive oil; sauté onion until transparent. Then add the ground beef, garlic powder, oregano and black sauce. Cook until the meat is well cooked (do not look pink), about 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper; the meat should be juicy.
To assemble the nachos, place a bed of tortilla chips on a container that you can put in the oven (a refractory one). On top, pour the meat with its juice and then add a layer of beans. Sprinkle over with the two cheeses combined. You can put another layer of chips, beans and cheeses until you finish with the ingredients. Finally add the tomato (chopped tomato).
Bake for about 15 minutes so the cheeses melt. Garnish with a teaspoon of cream and some coriander sprigs. Serve them hot..