Cheesy Chili Nachos

Cheesy Chili Nachos
Staff Writer
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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4
Servings
515
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 8 Ounces lean ground turkey
  • 3/4 Cups diced onion
  • 1/2 Cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 Teaspoon cumin
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • 1/2 Cup fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1/2 Cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 Teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 2 Teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • Pinch of garlic powder
  • 1 Cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 3 Ounces reduced-fat tortilla chips (about 25 chips)

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
33%
Sugar
9g
10%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
91mg
30%
Carbohydrate, by difference
49g
38%
Protein
30g
65%
Vitamin A, RAE
211µg
30%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
7mg
9%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
13µg
14%
Calcium, Ca
422mg
42%
Choline, total
81mg
19%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
71µg
18%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
79mg
25%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
8mg
57%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
759mg
100%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
34µg
62%
Sodium, Na
1084mg
72%
Water
167g
6%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Cheesy Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Cheesy Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.