Oooh, the melty cheese? Against the backdrop of the crispy tortilla chip? Oooh and the mushiness of the refried beans???? Oh sweet biscuits.......
So I am on a perpetual diet and I am always looking to make fattening things less fattening and nachos are definitely not at all a diet food staple. My mission? Make nachos healthier and also four to five ingredients total. Do ya think I could do it?
1- chicken (you could use pre- cooked chicken strips or cook two chicken breasts and chop them up, You choose. )
2- shredded cheese ( for this recipe I used Velveeta's shredded Queso Blanco....oooohhh emmmm geeee...soo good. You could use your fave cheese though, I would choose either a mexi blend or Monterrey jack.)
3- fresh tomato
4- tortilla chips ( I chose bite size since they have less calories and you feel like you are eating more. )
OK here is the "four-ish" part:
5- fat free refried beans
You could also add condiments here....sour cream, avocado, etc....your choice!
After you cook your chicken, chop it up and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350.
Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray or put olive oil on a paper towel and wipe the sheet with that.
Place the tortilla chips on the cookie sheet.
Top with the refried beans.
Then add the chicken, tomato (chopped) and the cheese.
Bake for 15 minutes.
If you wanted to make this healthier, you could make your own refried beans.
I made my own refried beans for the first time a month ago and it turned out awful but I think I just haven't found the right recipe yet.
If you have a good recipe for refried beans, please let me know!