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chorizo and beef healthy nachos

Chorizo and Beef Layered Healthy Nachos

An amazing chorizo seasoning recipe to make awesome chorizo and beef layered nachos. 

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword healthy nachos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 240 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Lean Ground Beef macros with 96/4
  • 10 oz Reduced Fat Pork Sausage I used Jimmy Dean
  • 1 C (112g) Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar I used Kraft
  • 9 Extra Thin Corn Tortillas from Mission (120 calories for 3)
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Lime Juice

Chorizo Seasoning

  • 1 Tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Chipotle Pepper Powder
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat an oven to 400F.

  2. Mix all the chorizo seasoning ingredients in a small bowl.

    homemade chorizo seasoning
  3. Cut the tortillas into 6 pieces each. (I stack all 9 and use a pizza cutter to make this easier.) Add the triangles to a baking sheet or wire rack. Brush or drizzle the lime juice on top of the tortillas and sprinkle with sea salt. Bake for 6-7 minutes or until golden brown. 

    low calorie tortilla chips
  4. While the chips are baking, add the ground beef and sausage to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook for a few minutes before adding the chorizo seasoning. (If you're using a fattier cut of beef or pork, you'll want to drain some of the fat before adding.) Continue cooking until no pink remains in either meat.

    homemade chorizo and beef
  5. Once the chips are baked and the meat is cooked, add 1/3 of the chips to a baking dish or pan. (I used a 7" springform pan.) Add 1/3 C of the cheddar followed by 1/3 of the meat and another layer of chips. Repeat until you have 3 layers. (You could also skip the layering and place the nachos flat on one large baking sheet.)

  6. Bake for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Chorizo and Beef Layered Healthy Nachos
Amount Per Serving (1 8th)
Calories 240 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Protein 23g46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.