Beefy Nachos

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  • Chopped green onions, chopped fresh cilantro, sliced black olives, salsa and low-fat sour cream (optional)
  • 1 pound Laura's 92% Lean Ground Beef (or 96% Lean Ground Round)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 can (15-ounce) low-salt black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag blue corn tortilla chips (divided)
  • 1 cup reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend (divided)
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce (divided)
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes (divided)
  • Prep Time: 15 Min
  • Cook Time: 10 Min
  • Total Time: 25 Min


1. Cook beef, cumin and chili powder in a large skillet over medium-high heat 5 to 10 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Drain well. Stir in beans and cook until thoroughly heated. 
2. Layer 1/2 tortilla chips, 1/2 cup beef mixture, 1/2 cup cheese, 1/2 cup lettuce and 1/2 cup tomato on a large platter. Repeat with remaining ingredients. 
3. Garnish with green onions, cilantro, olives, salsa and sour cream, if desired. 

Nutritional Analysis Per Serving

Cooking Tip: This dish works best when it is served immediately. For 4 people, just add soup and you have a complete meal.

Cooking Tip: Raw green onions have, in a small number of instances, been connected to food-borne illness. The only reliable way to eliminate this risk is to cook green onions thoroughly. Saute in a skillet for 2 mintues.

Nutritional Analysis Per Serving

Using Laura's 92% Lean Ground Beef
CALORIES 320 (33% from fat); FAT 12.0g (sat 3.3g); PROTEIN 20.4g; CARB 34.9g; FIBER 6.1g; CHOL 31mg; IRON 3.7g; SODIUM 284mg

Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch; 1 vegetable; 2 lean meat; 1 fat

Using Laura's 96% Lean Ground Round
CALORIES 310 (28% from fat); FAT 9.7g (sat 2.8g); PROTEIN 21.9g; CARB 34.9g; FIBER 6.1g; CHOL 31mg; IRON 2.8g; SODIUM 292mg

Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch; 1 vegetable; 2 very lean meat; 1 fat