Beefy Blue Cheese Nachos

Prep time
15 minutes
Cooking time
15 minutes
Total time
30 minutes


3 T
unsalted butter
1⁄4 c
all-purpose flour
1 1⁄3 c
skim milk
2 oz
Castello Danish Blue Cheese (crumbled)
1 T
vegetable oil
1 lb
ground Laura's Lean Beef
large yellow or white onion (medium diced)
8 oz
tortilla chips (reduced fat)
2 oz
Castello Danish Blue Cheese (crumbled)
large tomato (core removed and medium diced)
1⁄4 c
fresh parsley (chopped)
jalapeños (sliced)
large red onion (quartered and sliced)


Place a medium saucepan over medium heat.  Add the butter and stir until melted.  Add the flour, then cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.  While whisking briskly, slowly pour in the milk a little at a time until it is fully incorporated. 


Bring the milk mixture to a boil, whisking frequently.  Remove from heat, add the blue cheese, and whisk until melted.  Taste and season with salt and pepper, as desired.  Cover to keep warm and to prevent a skin from forming on the sauce.


Place a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the oil followed by the ground beef.  Season generously with salt and pepper.  Cook the meat, breaking it up as you go, until it is mostly cooked, about 5 minutes. 


Add the diced white or yellow onion to the ground beef and continue cooking until the onions become tender and the beef is fully cooked, about 3 minutes more.  Remove from the heat, cover, and set aside.


Evenly distribute the tortilla chips among 4 large plates.  Pour an even amount of the blue cheese sauce over the chips followed by the beef, crumbled blue cheese, chopped tomato, chopped parsley, jalapenos, and onion.  Serve immediately.


Nutrition (per serving)


Calories 498

Calories from Fat 233g

Total Fat 26g

Saturated Fat 12g

Cholesterol 55mg

Sodium 661mg

Total Carbohydrates 37g

Dietary Fiber 3g

Sugars 4g

Protein 37g