It was Movie Night at our house last night & what could be better to go with a movie than Nachos?!?
This recipe came from Family Circle Magazine, Jan 2010. They were delicious!! Ooey & gooey, just like nachos should be.
I made them 2 ways - with shredded chicken and with shredded pork. I used canned chicken from my food storage since I didn't have any fresh shredded chicken on-hand. I had some in my freezer, but forgot to take it out to defrost.
The canned chicken was really good after I drained & rinsed it, then browned it up just a touch in a non-stick skillet. No oil, just the chicken. It browned up & dried out just a bit so it was perfect on the nachos.
The pork was a refrigerated, pre-prepared product by Hormel. It's called Pork Roast au Jus. No extra seasonings, just yummy pork roast. You pop it into the microwave for 4 minutes, let it sit for 2 more, and then shred it with a fork. Super good!
Make these with 1/2 pound coarsely chopped cooked shrimp and 1 8oz can drained crushed pineapple instead of chicken or pork. We're definitely trying that next time!
I think you could also used shredded beef (taco flavored or plain) or some ground beef or turkey browned & seasoned with taco seasonings. Meatless would be great too. Just increase the beans, if desired.
Friday Night Nachos
serves 6 Prep time: 10 minutes
6 ozs baked tortilla chips
2 cups (8 ounces) cooked shredded chicken or pork (or your favorite, see notes above)
1 15oz can black beans, drained & rinsed (you could also use pinto beans, drained & rinsed)
1 cup jarred salsa
1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
4 scallions (green onions), trimmed and thinly sliced
- Heat oven to 350*F
- Pour tortillas chips into 9x13x2" baking dish. Spread evenly.
- Scatter chicken (or your choice of meat) and black beans over chips.
- Spoon salsa over beans/meat and top with cheese & scallions.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, until heated through and cheese is melted.
- Serve immediately.
Per serving: 282 calories; 6g fat (2g sat.); 19g protein; 37g carbohydrate; 6g fiber; 686mg sodium; 35mg cholesterol