Easy homemade Nachos! Layered with a crisp tortilla chips, a simple seasoned ground beef and black bean layer, shredded tangy cheese, fresh and flavorful pico de gallo, creamy avocados and rich sour cream. One of the ultimate comfort foods!
1(9 oz) bagtortilla chips
1lb.lean ground beef(85 - 90%)
1(4 oz) candiced mild green chilis(or use hot if you like it spicy)
1(15 oz) canblack beans,drained and rinsed
1(1.25 oz) pkg.low-sodium taco seasoning,such as Ortega (which has cornstarch to thicken)
2cupsshredded cheddar cheese or monterey jack cheese*(I use a blend of 1 cup of each)
1largeavocado,diced (or sub guacamole)
1/3cupsour cream or crema Mexicana
1 1/2cupspico de gallo,homemade (see notes), or fresh store-bought
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Spread tortilla chips out into an even layer on a rimmed 18 by 13-inch baking sheet, set aside.
Heat olive oil in a 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef in chunks and cook, and crumble tossing beef occasionally until cooked through, about 6 minutes. Drain fat.
Stir in tomato sauce, black beans, green chiles and taco seasoning.
Spoon mixture evenly over chips. Sprinkle both cheeses over ground beef layer.
Bake in preheated oven until cheese is melted, about 5 - 7 minutes.
Top with pico de gallo and avocados. Dollop with sour cream or drizzle with crema. Serve immediately.
2 cups pre-shredded Mexican cheese blend can be substituted for the cheddar and monterey jack.
Makes about 8 servings for a party appetizer or 6 dinner servings. Nutrition estimate based on 8 servings.