There’s a big football game coming up soon.
It is no secret which team I am rooting for.
Why do I get the feeling that 85% of you just left the room? :)
No matter whether you are looking for some game time eats or a cozy dinner, these Beef ‘n’ Bean Skillet Macho Nachos are wicked awesome. Plenty of cheese and toppings are piled onto the spicy beef and beans. Heating the tortilla chips in the oven before serving is a nice touch.
Beef ‘n’ Bean Skillet Macho Nachos
2 Tbs olive or vegetable oil
1 lb ground beef
Salt and pepper
2 Tbs chili powder
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp ground coriander
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 jalapeño chile, finely chopped
2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 can (15 oz) pinto beans, drained
Yellow or blue corn tortilla chips, for serving
1 cup shredded pepper Jack or Monterey Jack
1 cup shredded mild cheddar
1 tomato, chopped
1 tsp oregano
Pickled jalapeño slices
Small bunch fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
1 avocado, pitted and peeled, then chopped and dressed with the juice of 1 lime
2 green onions, chopped
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium to medium-high. Add the oil then the beef. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the meat is browned and crumbled. Season with salt and pepper then add the spices. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the onion, chile, and garlic then cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Add 1/2 cup water. Cook, stirring frequently, until absorbed, about 4 minutes. Stir in the beans. Reduce heat to low.
3. Arrange the chips on a rimmed baking sheet. Toast in the oven until lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the oven. Turn on the broiler.
4. Top the beef and beans with the cheeses. Broil until bubbly, about 2 minutes. Top with the tomato, oregano, jalapeño slices, cilantro, avocado, and green onions.
5. Serve the Beef ‘n’ Beans directly from the skillet with the chips.
Recipe from Rachael Ray
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