Na’cho Average Nachos

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Feliz Cinco de Mayo! It is only fitting that I whip up a meal this evening to honor this festive holiday. These colorful nachos are great for a party, or can simply take the “blah” out of your week night dinner routine. Grab a friend to help you chop some veggies, and this tasty dish will be done in no time. These also go great with a cold beverage and a sombrero!

Serves 4-6

Total cost: $15.00

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 Beefsteak tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 large red onion, diced
  • 6 baby red, yellow, and orange peppers, dicedIMG_1677
  • 2 avocados, pitted and diced
  • 1/2 cup Romaine lettuce, finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 cup Mexican-style shredded cheese
  • 1 bag of tortilla chips, any style (I used Trader Joe’s Veggie & Flaxseed tortilla chips)
  • 1 large Chorizo sausage, casing removed (I used Trader Joe’s soy-based Chorizo)
  • 2 limes
  • About 1 tsp each of garlic powder, cumin, salt, and black pepper
  • sour cream or plain Greek yogurt (optional)
  • salsa (optional)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Cooking spray, such as Pam

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Dice up all of your veggies, and place in a good-sized bowl. Add your seasonings and mix well.

3.  Add the olive oil to a pan and cook the Chorizo at medium-high heat until browned.

4. Spray a 9×13 in. pan with cooking spray. Line the pan with tortilla chips, and top with cheese and chorizo. Bake in the oven until cheese is fully melted, for about 5 minutes.

5. Remove pan from oven, and top with your seasoned veggies. Add toppings as desired and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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