David’s favorite meal, and what he gets wherever we eat out, is nachos. So when I saw this picture on pinterest I knew I had to give it a try. This was also, (gasp) my first time to use my crockpot! I’m no chef, but even I was successful cooking BBQ pulled chicken in the crock pot to put on top of the nachos. This will definitely be added to my list of “go-to” recipes for the future. Also, the recipe I followed made a TON so it would be good for a group. Also, I’m really into recipes where, even if you miss a measurement, or mess something up, it’s still tastes amazing. This recipe definitely falls into that category which minimizes any cooking anxiety I have. Thanks so much for reading!
Lay chips down to start the first layer
add black beans and mexican blend cheese
another layer of chips + mozzarella cheese
BBQ pulled chicken + more chips
trader joes corn salsa + black beans and another layer of cheese, bake at 375 for 10 minutes
top with sour cream, chopped cherry tomatoes, cilantro, and avocado
Bon Appetit !!
I found this recipe on the Reluctant Entertainer blog here
and here it is listed below – she used ground turkey instead of pulled BBQ chicken which I think would save time. But if you want to use the BBQ pulled chicken as I did, that recipe is here
- 1/2 sweet onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. pepper
- 1 pound bag of your favorite tortilla chips (I used Trader Joe’s Organic White Corn Tortilla Chips)
- 1 can Bush’s black beans (drained and rinsed)
- 2 cups Mexican cheese blend, grated
- 2 cups Mozzarella cheese, grated
- 2-3 tomatoes, chopped
- 1-2 avocados, chopped
- 1 cup sour cream
- Taco House Dressing (optional)
- Heat a large skillet over medium HEAT AND add the olive oil. Saute the garlic for 1 minute, then add the onions, stirring and cooking for 2-3 more minutes. Add the ground turkey, breaking into small pieces, and cook until browned, about 6-8 minutes. Add in the cumin, salt and pepper.
- While the ground turkey is cooking, line a baking sheet or ovenproof DISH with tortilla chips, layering cheese on top.
- Chop the tomatoes and avocado; set aside.
- On top of the first layer of chips and cheese, lay down more chips, ground turkey, corn salsa, and cheese.
- Then layer more chips, beans, and a different kind of cheese (mixing up different flavors of cheese is what makes a nacho awesome!)
- Keep alternating the layers, until it’s as high as you want, and you’ve used all the ingredients. Bake at 375 DEGREES for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool for 2-3 minutes, then add sour cream, fresh tomatoes, and avocados.