Athlete Food Nachos

Nachos for dinner? There's no shame in dining on these protein-packed nachos

“Nachos for dinner? We have no shame in admitting that this is one of our favorite meals, when done the Athlete Food way.

“We've put our stamp on the traditional idea of nachos by using iron-rich bison, adding leafy greens, and using non-GMO, lower sodium chips made from beans. You still get that crunchy pile of melted goodness, but it's topped with fresh ingredients like
tomatoes, jalapeños, and plenty of cilantro. Enjoy!” – Bec of Athlete Food.

4
Servings
264
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  Pound  ground bison
  • package taco seasoning mix
  • red pepper, cut into small pieces
  • bunch fresh spinach, cut into thin strips
  • ¼  Cup  shredded white Cheddar cheese
  • 8 to 12  slices of fresh jalapeño
  • 4 to 6  grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • avocado, sliced
  • 1  Tablespoon  cilantro
  • 4  Tablespoons  scallions
  • A few handfuls of chips (we use Beanitos Restaurant Style)
  • lime wedges
  • A handful of pumpkin seeds

Directions

Cook the bison with the seasoning mix in a large frying pan. A few minutes into the cooking process, add the spinach and red pepper. Cook until the meat is no longer pink and the spinach is wilted, 5-7 minutes. I like to drain off some of the fat at this point.

Arrange the chips on a baking pan. Top with the meat mixture and sprinkle with a handful of cheese, jalapeño slices, and scallions.

Broil this for about 90 seconds keeping an eye on it the entire time. It may take longer or shorter; just pull it out when the cheese starts to bubble.

Top with the remaining ingredients: tomatoes, avocado slices, cilantro, and pumpkin seeds. Transfer the nachos to a large serving dish (I use a cutting board) and serve with lime wedges. Or just eat right from the tray once it cools off.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
19g
27%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
78mg
26%
Carbohydrate, by difference
1g
1%
Protein
20g
43%
Vitamin A, RAE
8µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
31µg
34%
Calcium, Ca
19mg
2%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
18µg
5%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
22mg
7%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Phosphorus, P
144mg
21%
Selenium, Se
14µg
25%
Sodium, Na
99mg
7%
Water
91g
3%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Nacho Shopping Tip

How hot is that chile pepper? Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Nacho Cooking Tip

When preparing appetizers try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.

Nacho Wine Pairing

Malbec, syrah/shiraz, mourvèdre, Rhône blends, zinfandel, petite sirah, primitivo, or carménère with meat- and bean-based dishes; viognier or grüner veltliner with seafood dishes.