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Mexican-Style Beef Sausage Nachos

What's a party without nachos?
Mexican-Style Beef Sausage Nachos
Photo courtesy of Beef. It's What's for Dinner.

Top crunchy tortilla chips with Mexican-style beef sausage and your other favorite garnishes like olives, sour cream and sliced jalapeño peppers.

Recipe courtesy of Beef. It's What's for Dinner.

Ready in
45 m
25 m
(prepare time)
20 m
(cook time)
6
Servings
535
Calories Per Serving

Notes

You may substitute pinto beans for black beans.

Ingredients

For the Mexican-Style Beef Sausage

  • 1 Pound ground beef (93% or leaner)
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon chipotle chili powder

For the Nachos

  • 1/2 Cup salsa
  • 1 can (4 ounces) diced mild green chiles, drained
  • 8 Ounces low salt tortilla chips (about 60 chips)
  • 1 Cup canned low-sodium black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 and 3/4 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 2 Cups thinly sliced lettuce, such as iceberg or romaine
  • 1 Cup diced seeded tomatoes
  • Garnishes: sliced avocado, fresh chopped cilantro leaves, sliced ripe olives, sour cream, sliced jalapeño peppers, lime wedges

Directions

For the Mexican-Style Beef Sausage

Combine all sausage ingredients in large mixing bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. 

Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. 

Add sausage mixture; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into half-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally.

For the Nachos

Add salsa and green chiles to sausage mixture; cook 2 to 3 minutes until heated through. 

Preheat oven broiler on high.

Spread chips in single layer on large aluminum foil-lined baking sheet.

Spread sausage mixture evenly over chips.

Top with beans; sprinkle with cheese.

Broil 5 to 8 minutes or until cheese is melted and begins to brown.

Remove from oven.

Top with lettuce and tomatoes.

Garnish with avocado, cilantro, olives, sour cream, jalapeños and lime wedges, if desired.