Cheesy Chili Nachos

Cheesy Chili Nachos
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Cheesy Chili Nachos

Steve Legato

Cheesy Chili Nachos

Who can resist chili cheese nachos? Staggeringly high in fat, sodium, and calories, this appetizer is usually a diet killer, but not here. With this lightened version you can still enjoy the great taste of meaty chili atop crunchy tortilla chips, complete with melted cheese sauce — only now, without a side of guilt. Speaking of sides, feel free to add guacamole, more salsa, light sour cream, or even more vegetables.

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Directions

Spray a medium-sized skillet with cooking spray and place over medium-high heat. Add the ground turkey, onion, and red bell pepper, breaking the meat apart with a spoon. Cook until the meat is browned and vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes.

Stir in the chili powder, cumin, and cayenne. Stir in the tomatoes and water. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the beans and heat until warmed. Cover to keep warm and remove from the heat.

In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter, add the flour, and whisk until smooth. Add the chicken broth and garlic powder and bring to a boil, stirring continuously for about 1 minute. Remove from the heat and whisk in the cheese ½ cup at a time.

Spread the chips out onto a serving platter. Spoon the chili mixture evenly onto the chips and then drizzle the cheese mixture over the chili. Top with your favorite garnishes and serve.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

446 kcal

Daily value:

22%

Servings:

4
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 40 g
  • Protein 24 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 22 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 1975 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 201 µg
  • Vitamin B-12 1 µg
  • Vitamin B-6 1 mg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 10 mg
  • Vitamin D 8 IU
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 3 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 14 µg
  • Alanine 1 g
  • Arginine 1 g
  • Ash 6 g
  • Aspartic acid 1 g
  • Betaine 4 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 415 mg
  • Carotene, alpha 39 µg
  • Carotene, beta 660 µg
  • Cholesterol 72 mg
  • Choline, total 61 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 87 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 8 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 5 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 6 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 5 g
  • Folate, DFE 45 µg
  • Folate, food 30 µg
  • Folate, total 61 µg
  • Folic acid 10 µg
  • Fructose 1 g
  • Glucose (dextrose) 1 g
  • Glutamic acid 2 g
  • Glycine 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 5 mg
  • Leucine 1 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 92 µg
  • Lycopene 839 µg
  • Lysine 1 g
  • Magnesium, Mg 75 mg
  • Manganese, Mn 1 mg
  • Niacin 6 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 2 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 713 mg
  • Phytosterols 5 mg
  • Potassium, K 968 mg
  • Retinol 141 µg
  • Riboflavin 1 mg
  • Selenium, Se 30 µg
  • Sodium, Na 1066 mg
  • Starch 9 g
  • Sugars, total 13 g
  • Tocopherol, gamma 2 mg
  • Valine 1 g
  • Water 205 g
  • Zinc, Zn 3 mg
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