Monday, November 26, 2012

Ground Turkey Nachos

  1. Ground Turkey Nachos

    6 -8 servings


    1 pound ground turkey
    2 cloves garlic, chopped
    freshly ground black pepper to taste
    2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
    2 tablespoons hot sauce
    1 (14 ounce) can black beans (rinsed)
    1 (14.5 ounce) package whole grain tortilla chips
    2 cups shredded Mozzarella Cheese
    1 ripe tomato, diced
    1 jalapeño pepper

    My dry fajita seasoning-

    2 teaspoons chili powder
    1 teaspoon sea salt
    1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    1 teaspoon paprika
    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/2 teaspoon onion powder
    1/4 teaspoon cayenne chipotle powder
    1 tablespoon of corn starch

    Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together- is equivalent to one pre made packet


    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
    In a large skillet over medium heat, begin to brown the ground turkey.
    Stir in garlic, pepper, 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, and 1 tablespoon chives. Stir in 1 tablespoon hot sauce.
    When the turkey is browned, stir in fajita seasoning mix.
    Pour the beans into a microwave safe bowl, and heat in the microwave until softened.
    Stir in 1 tablespoon chives and 1 tablespoon hot sauce.
    Spread the whole grain tortilla chips across the bottom of a baking sheet. Spoon the beans mixture over the chips.
    Then spread the turkey mixture across the top.
    Sprinkle cheese and remaining 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes over the top.
    Top with Diced tomatoes and fresh jalapeño slices
    Bake in preheated oven until cheese is melted, about 12-15 minutes

    Prep Time: 15 min
    Cook Time: 12 min

    Total time: 27 minutes
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