Quick & Easy Oven Nachos

Dinner tonight was quick, easy and delicious. Here’s how to put it together, should the munchies strike your household.

Quick & Easy Oven Nachos                Serves 2 for dinner, 4 as an appetizer

  • 1/2 lb ground beef (I used ground chuck for these)
  • 1-2 T mexican/southwest seasoning blend
  • 1-2 t cumin
  • 1/2 c sweet white onion
  • 1/2 c green bell pepper
  • 1/2 c chopped baby yellow, red and orange peppers
  • 2 c shredded mexican cheese blend
  • restaurant style tortilla chips – several big handfuls

Brown the ground beef with the seasoning blend and cumin. Drain the meat in a colander lined with paper towel and set aside. Dice the onion and bell pepper, slice the baby peppers into rings of similar size – set aside. Line a broiler pan with aluminum foil (including the edges).  Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Grab a couple handfuls of tortilla chips and lay them across the pan creating a solid layer.  Sprinkle half the cheese over the chips.  Now distribute the onions, peppers and meat across that layer.  Add the remaining cheese.

Before baking
Before baking

Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly.

After baking
After baking

Serve with the “condiments” shown below.

Condiments:

  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • hot sauce (I love Cholula brand)
  • guacamole or chopped avocado
Served with an ice cold mug of Dos Equis Amber
Served with an ice-cold mug of Dos Equis Amber

Chef’s note:  Have fun with this – the quantities, toppings and condiments are your playground. Clean up is super easy, just fold in the foil and viola!  You’re done.

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