Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Day Fifty-Seven - Nachos (3.31.14)

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1 sweet pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 8 oz. bag shredded cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line bottom of baking dish with refried beans.
  2. Prepare ground beef according to instructions on packet of taco seasoning. Add cumin and crushed red pepper when you add the seasoning. Layer meat on top of beans.
  3. Sprinkle cheese evenly over meat. Bake until cheese is well melted, about 10-15 minutes. 
  4. Put chopped veggies on top. If you like veggies raw serve now, if you like them cooked bake another 3-5 minutes until veggies are warm. Top with jalapenos, salsa and sour cream as desired.

Katie: We got a bit lazy tonight and went with a go-to dish for us, but as always it turned out delicious. We enjoy this dish served as is in the baking dish and just dig in with tortilla chips! :) We did put more chopped veggies in then we usually do which did prove a bit challenging when scooping at times, but not enough to keep us from demolishing this dish.

Potter: This is one of my favorites from college. I call it Nachos, some people call it Nacho Dip since I serve it like a dip but either way it's delicious. You get every flavor on every chip, your chips don't get soggy and it's super easy to reheat later. Feel free to add more red pepper if you like it spicier (the recipe above is pretty mild) and top with sour cream, guac or salsa if you're feeling frisky.