Preparation time: 12
Cooking time: 11
Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
32 baked low fat tortilla chips
2 sprays cooking spray
6 oz uncooked lean ground beef (with 7% fat)
1/2 tsp oregano
12 tsp salt, or more to taste
3/4 cup canned diced tomatoes, with adobe (smoky/spicy) or chipotle (hot)
2/3 cup canned refried black beans
1/2 cup low fat shredded cheddar cheese or crumbled queso blanco
1/2 cup scallions, finely sliced
2 med jalapeno peppers, finely minced (mine were sliced, I prefer them that way)
Preheat broiler to high. Arrange tortilla chips on a nonstick baking sheet in single layer but close together; set aside.
Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over med heat. Add beef and cook until browned, breaking up meat as it cooks, about 3 to 4 mins. Season with oregano and salt; stir in tomatoes and beans. cook until heated through, stirring occasionally, about 3 to 5 mins.
Spoon beef mixture over chips; sprinkle with cheese. Broil until cheese melts, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove from broiler; sprinkle with scallions and jalapenos. Yields 4 nachos per serving.