Here’s a low cost, easily adaptable dish that is good as a snack or a meal. It can be made Vegan, Vegetarian, or all out meatlicious; mild, medium, or OMG! Consider our recipe a basic one, add, detract, or just let your imagination run wild. Nachos are also very conducive to set up buffet style, where everyone can customize their own plate. What could be simpler after a long day?
1 Pound Meat (ground beef or shredded beef or you could substitute ground turkey)
1 Package Taco Seasoning
1 Can Refried Beans
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 Large Tomato, diced
1 Avocado, diced
1 Lime (Optional)
Cook your meat with your favorite taco seasoning. If using ground beef, be sure the beef is browned evenly and broken up into small pieces. Heat your refried beans.
Place a layer of corn ships on an oven safe plate. Top with a layer of your meat and beans. Add another layer of corn chips and again cover with a layer of meat and beans. Add a third layer of corn chips and a third layer of meat and beans. Top with the shredded cheddar cheese. (If you use pre-shredded cheese, be sure it has no anti-caking agent in it or it won’t melt nicely.) Place your place on a baking sheet and put under your broiler for a few minutes. Watch it closely and remove as soon as the cheese melts. Be careful, the plate and baking sheet will be hot.
Serve hot and top with diced tomato, diced avocado and chopped cilantro. You can also squeeze a little lime juice over the top. Enjoy!