There are two main reasons I try a new recipe; it’s either because I have to work with what’s left in my kitchen or I’m fulfilling a craving for a specific dish. The recipe I’m sharing with you now came about due to both. The craving came first. I saw a Taco Bell on the way home and thought “Nachos Bell Grande sounds good right now.” Then, once home, I realized I had all the ingredients to make a healthier version. Though I admit the tortilla chips in my pantry were a little stale and I didn’t have taco seasoning(who knew all you needed were common spices!), the end result came out quite nicely. Try this recipe when you want a fulfilling snack or have hungry guests coming over for a get-together.
1 pound ground lean turkey
4 cloves garlic
1/2 white onion
1 bag taco seasoning(or mixture of 1 tbs chili powder, 1/4 tsp garlic salt, 1/4 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1 1/2 tsp cumin, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp black pepper)
1/2 an 11oz bag of tortilla chips
1/4 cup shredded cheese of your choice(I used Colby Jack)
1 tomato, cubed
3 tbsp sour cream
Directions: Heat turkey, garlic, and onion in skillet over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Drain excess grease then stir in taco seasoning and 1/4 cup water. Simmer until mixture is thickened, 5-8 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil then spread tortilla chips on the sheet. Top with cheese, turkey mixture, then tomatoes. Broil in oven until cheese is melted, 3-5 minutes. Top nachos with sour cream and avocado. All done!