Cheesy Chili Nachos

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Cheesy Chili Nachos
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
383
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
35%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
9g
43%
Cholesterol
76mg
25%
Protein
22g
44%
Carbs
23g
8%
Vitamin A
159µg
18%
Vitamin B12
1µg
15.9%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
19.7%
Vitamin C
30mg
49%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
2mg
9%
Vitamin K
5µg
7%
Calcium
252mg
25%
Fiber
4g
18%
Folate (food)
52µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
55µg
14%
Folic acid
2µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
13%
Magnesium
55mg
14%
Monounsaturated
8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
21%
Phosphorus
344mg
49%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
454mg
13%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
18.9%
Sodium
417mg
17%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
10.4%
Trans
0.5g
N/A
Zinc
3mg
20%