Mexican-Style Beef Sausage Nachos
  • 45 minutes
  • Makes 6 servings.
  • Appetizer

Mexican-Style Beef Sausage Nachos

What's a party without nachos? Top crunchy tortilla chips with Mexican-style beef sausage and your other favorites.

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe Mexican-Style Beef Sausage
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 can (4 ounces) diced mild green chiles, drained
  • 8 ounces low salt tortilla chips (about 60 chips)
  • 1 cup canned low-sodium black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1-3/4 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 2 cups thinly sliced lettuce, such as iceberg or romaine
  • 1 cup diced seeded tomatoes
  • Garnishes: sliced avocado, fresh chopped cilantro leaves, sliced ripe olives, sour cream, sliced jalapeño peppers, lime wedges

Instructions

  1. Prepare Mexican-Style Beef Sausage. Add salsa and green chiles to sausage mixture; cook 2 to 3 minutes until heated through. 

    Mexican-Style Beef Sausage:  Combine 1 pound Ground Beef (93% or leaner), 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 and 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder in large mixing bowl mixing lightly but thoroughly.  Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot.  Add sausage mixture; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 1/2-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally.

    Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
  2. Preheat oven broiler on high.  Spread chips in single layer on large aluminum foil-lined baking sheet.  Spread sausage mixture evenly over chips.  Top with beans; sprinkle with cheese.  Broil 5 to 8 minutes or until cheese is melted and begins to brown.  Remove from oven.  Top with lettuce and tomatoes.  Garnish with avocado, cilantro, olives, sour cream, jalapeños and lime wedges, if desired. 

    Cook's Tip: You may substitute pinto beans for black beans.

  • Test Kitchen Tips Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.
    You may substitute pinto beans for black beans.

Nutrition Information

390 Calories; 14g Total Fat; 7g Saturated Fat; 4g Monounsaturated Fat; 59mg Cholesterol; 404mg Sodium; 42g Total carbohydrate; 24g Protein; 3.3mg Iron; 3mg Niacin; 0.3mg Vitamin B6; 58.5mg Choline; 1.3mcg Vitamin B12; 3.9mg Zinc; 18.6mcg Selenium; 5.9g Fiber.