Pinto Bean Nachos

These were really good, but I didn’t love the homemade tortilla chips. They ended up being really chewy! But I liked the toppings a lot! And you could add a lot more toppings, too, like chopped tomatoes, jalapenos, etc.

rating: 8

Pinto Bean Nachos
(Cooking Light)

Ingredients:

  • 12 (6-inch) corn tortillas, quartered
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans pinto beans, undrained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled queso fresco
  • 1 cup bottled salsa
  • 1 cup diced peeled avocado
  • 6 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Directions:

  • 1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  • 2. Arrange half of tortilla wedges in a single layer on a large baking sheet; lightly coat wedges with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 8 minutes or until crisp. Repeat procedure with remaining tortilla wedges and cooking spray.
  • 3. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add cumin, chili powder, and garlic; cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add pinto beans, and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer 10 minutes. Partially mash bean mixture with a potato masher until slightly thick. Place 8 chips on each of 6 plates. Spoon about 1/2 cup bean mixture evenly over tortilla chips on each plate; top each serving with about 2 1/2 tablespoons queso fresco, 2 1/2 tablespoons salsa, and 2 1/2 tablespoons avocado. Sprinkle each serving with 1 tablespoon cilantro.

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