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Beef Loaded Nachos

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Appetizers and Dips
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: beef sausage, ground beef, nachos
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 443kcal

Ingredients

Beef Sausage

  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder

Beef Sausage Nachos

  • Prepared Beef Sausage - recipe included
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 4 ounces diced mild green chiles - drained
  • 8 ounces tortilla chips
  • 1 cup canned black beans - drained, rinsed
  • 1-3/4 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 2 cups thinly sliced lettuce
  • 1 cup diced seeded tomatoes
  • Garnishes: sliced avocado - fresh chopped cilantro leaves, sliced ripe olives, sour cream, sliced jalapeño peppers, lime wedges

Instructions

Beef Sausage

  • Combine Ground Beef, red wine vinegar, dried oregano, smoked paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, salt and chipotle chili powder in large mixing bowl.
  • Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  • Add sausage mixture and cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 1/2-inch crumbles.
  • Drain any excess fat from the pan.

Beef Sausage Nachos

  • Add salsa and green chiles to sausage mixture to a large skillet and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through.
  • Meanwhiles, preheat oven broiler to high.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with non-stick foil and spread tortilla chips in single layer.
  • Spread beef sausage mixture evenly over the chips.
  • Top with beans and cheese.
  • Broil 5 to 8 minutes or until cheese melts and remove from the oven.
  • Top with lettuce and tomatoes and garnish with cilantro, olives, sour cream, jalapeños and lime wedges, or any of your other favorite nacho toppings.
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Notes

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking sheets before baking.
  • Get Creative with Toppings: Lettuce, tomato and sour cream are classic, but you can also add guacamole, salsa or any of your other favorite nacho toppings.
  • Freeze Extras: Make a double batch of the beef sausage and keep some in the freezer for a quick snack anytime. 
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