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Craving Nachos

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2008-07-25 Appetizer
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Tortilla chips are sprinkled with pinto beans, shredded chicken, Mexican and mozzarella cheeses, then baked and garnished with tomatoes, onion, olives, avocado and salsa.

  • Servings: 8 to 10

Ingredients:

2 Large Bags Tortilla Chips
Large Can Pinto Beans
Shredded Chicken, 2 cans fat-free white meat chicken, drained and pulled apart
Salsa
1 pkg Mexican-blend Cheese, shredded
1 pkg Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
2 Large Tomatoes, chopped
½ Onion, finely chopped
3 cans sliced Ripe (black) Olives, drained
2 Avocadoes, diced
Salsa
Sour Cream, optional

Directions:

On a large cookie sheet, spray non-stick oil over the entire surface. Then place tortilla chips covering the entire bottom. All of the ingredients DO NOT have to go in a layered fashion, just make sure to mash pinto beans (Drain beans, but save some of the liquid to add so that when you mash the beans they don't get too dry.).

Cover chips with beans and chicken. Sprinkle cheeses on everything. Place in the oven at 400 degrees for 15 minutes until everything is hot and melted. Remove and sprinkle with tomatoes, onion, olives over the entire baked mixture, and topped off with avocados and drizzled with salsa over the entire nachos. (Sour cream is optional.)

Helpful Tips:

This is a very easy and quick recipe for a quick bite, for kids or drop-over guest. That's why I made it using canned or pre-packaged items to accommodate our busy lives but still healthy and filling.