Turkey Nachos

Blog 52:

Lately, I’ve been into tacos.  They are easy and quick to make on a weeknight and there are a TON of different ways to make tacos.  Whether you like to add beans and cheese, down to the type of meat!

However, I wanted something lighter for dinner with less carbs.  I decided to make turkey nachos for dinner.  Yes, I know tortilla chips are carbs but the crunchy chips don’t feel as heavy as flour tortillas do!  I am sure many of us don’t have nachos often unless we are at the movies or for a special occasion like the Super Bowl!

These turkey nachos were delicious, yet didn’t feel heavy or greasy.

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Ingredients

Turkey Nachos

Recipe by Azilde ElizabethCourse: recipes, LunchCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Total time

30

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of ground turkey

  • Taco Seasoning Mix (I like the less sodium packet)

  • 3 tbs of olive oil

  • 1/2 red pepper, diced

  • 1/4 cup of sliced onion

  • 1 avocado, diced

  • 1/2 cup of Colby jack cheese, shredded

  • 1/2 cup of salsa

  • 1 avocado, cubed with a sprinkle of salt

  • 1/4-1/2 cup of pickled jalapeños (to your liking)

  • 1/2 cup of a large tomato or 1 small tomato, diced

  • handful of cilantro (optional)

  • Tortilla Chips

Directions

  • Heat a skillet on medium high and add the red pepper, onion and tomato. Cook and stir for a few minutes until the onion becomes translucent and the tomato softens up.
  • Add the the remaining 2 tbs of olive oil and the ground turkey. Generously, sprinkle the taco seasoning over the ground turkey and mix. I eye balled it. You should still have more than half of the packet left. Break the meat up with a spoon, stirring occasionally.
  • Once fully cooked add the salsa and mix.
  • Set the pan aside and add some chips to a 9×13 pan until covered and sprinkle some Colby cheese. Put in the oven under BROIL for about 2 min or until lightly toasted and cheese is melted.
  • Add some chips with the melted cheese on a plate. You could add the turkey on the side or on top of your chips. Sprinkle some pickled jalapeños, cheese and cilantro (optional). Serve with avocado and more salsa if desired.

Heat a skillet on medium high and add the red pepper, onion and tomato. Cook and stir for a few minutes until the onion becomes translucent and the tomato softens up. Then add the the remaining 2 tbs of olive oil and the ground turkey. Generously, sprinkle the taco seasoning over the ground turkey and mix. I eye balled it. You should still have more than half of the packet left. Enough for another meal! Break the meat up with a spoon, stirring occasionally. Once fully cooked add the salsa and mix.

Set the pan aside and add some chips to a 9×13 pan until covered and sprinkle some Colby cheese. Put in the oven under BROIL for about 2 min or until lightly toasted and cheese is melted.

Time to plate your nachos! Add some chips with the melted cheese on a plate. You could add the turkey on the side or on top of your chips. Sprinkle some pickled jalapeños, cheese and cilantro (optional). Serve with avocado and more salsa if desired.

Enjoy!

<3 Azilde

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