Recipe 14.4: Game-day Nachos
We love a plate of good nachos, but never tend to order them when we go out. Instead, we like to make them ourselves. This particular plate of nachos came on a Sunday, during the Broncos game. I think the Broncos ended up losing, but at least our lunch was a winner! You can top these nachos with just about anything you like, but I’ll just give directions for what we ate on ours.
1 lb. ground turkey
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup pickled jalapenos
1 bunch green onions, sliced
2 tomatoes, diced
1 can black beans, no salt added
1 can pinto beans, no salt added
3 tbs. canola oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. cumin, chili powder and paprika
1/4 tsp. salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper
1/4 cup water
Brown turkey in a large skillet over medium heat. Once nearly browned, about 5 minutes, add spices to the pan, stir to coat. Stir in water and bring to a boil. Let boil until all water is absorbed.
While turkey cooks, heat broiler on low and prepare beans. Heat canola oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and allow to soften and become fragrant. Drain and rinse beans, then add to saucepan. Stir to combine, then use a potato masher to mash up the beans. Reduce heat to low.
Pile chips on an oven-safe plate, then sprinkle with cheese. Place directly on top rack of oven and broil until cheese is melted, 3-4 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with turkey, green onions, pickled jalapenos, and tomatoes. Place scoop of beans in the center.