Loaded Nachos

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When I first saw these nachos on How Sweet It Is, I immediately bookmarked them to make at a sooner-rather-than-later date. You see, Jessica and I have a lot in common, with love of cheese and bacon and general aversion to vegetables at the top of the list (although the CSA hubby and I joined this year is quickly changing my mind about the vegetables!). I was especially intrigued about taking regular old corn tortillas and baking them, essentially making my own tortilla chips. I thought they would be bland and boring, but sprayed with a bit of olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt, they were delicious, and best of all, healthy! Stock up on corn tortillas for a quick and healthy snack that pulls together in no time at all!

  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 1 cup no-fat refried beans
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cut the tortillas into quarters.

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Lay the tortillas out on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Spray them with cooking spray and sprinkle with sea salt.

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Bake 10-15 minutes or until brown and crispy.

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Place the chips on a plate and top with the chicken, refried beans, black beans, salsa, onion, avocado, and cheese. I didn’t even add cheese to my plate, and they were still perfect!

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13 Responses to “Loaded Nachos”

  1. 1 Jessica @ How Sweet Says:
    July 15th, 2010 at 9:47 am

    I am so glad you liked them. I need to make them again soon. I love the tortillas.

  2. 2 Beth @ 990 Square Says:
    July 15th, 2010 at 10:35 am

    I love oven crisped up tortilla chips. Whenever we’re having something Mexican-inspired, Noel will crisp up a few extras and squash some extra avocado for an impromptu snack. So good!

  3. 3 Crystal Says:
    July 15th, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Can we say yum?

  4. 4 Eliana Says:
    July 15th, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Hmmmm – this looks perfect :)

  5. 5 faithy Says:
    July 15th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Interesting! I didn’t you you can get pre-baked tortillas..i only know the tortillas in bags as chips! lol! I’m addicted to eating those chips ones with melted cheese whenever i watch movies at the cinema..(they have those sold here too with the popcorns..lol). I’m going to check out our supermart to see if they sell pre-baked ones..i’m sure the pre-bake ones are definitely healthier!

  6. 6 Jenny Flake Says:
    July 16th, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Alright girl, I need these for lunch today asap!! YUMMY!

  7. 7 Ingrid Says:
    July 16th, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Nachos are my weakness! Yum!

  8. 8 Jen @ How To: Simplify Says:
    July 16th, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    I’m pretty sure I could devour this whole plate within minutes. This dish looks delicious!

  9. 9 Maria Says:
    July 16th, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    We love making homemade chips! Love the avocado on top!

  10. 10 Jennifurla Says:
    July 17th, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Great idea, I love her blog too. Looks delicious

  11. 11 Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker Says:
    July 18th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Yum! I love throwing together nachos for dinner, and these look fabulous!

  12. 12 Cookin' Canuck Says:
    July 20th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    These nachos would make a really nice, healthy lunch or dinner. So pretty!

  13. 13 bridget {bake at 350} Says:
    July 25th, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Can these nachos come over for lunch? I think we’d get along fabulously! ;)

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