• Lisa Corrigan

Black and Orange Loaded Nachos

Trick-or-Treating fuel, right here. Before indulging in treats, I wanted to fill up on a healthy, wholesome, festive meal. So, I created Black and Orange Loaded Nachos!! They consist of:

  • Blue corn tortilla chips

  • Black beans

  • Sweet potato

  • Orange bell pepper

  • Chicken

  • Taco seasoning (I used the Frontera Taco Skillet Sauce)

  • Cheddar cheese

  • Black olives

First I cut the bell pepper up into slices and the sweet potato into chunks.

Then I sauteed them in a pan with coconut oil cooking spray.

Then I stirred in the taco seasoning and black beans and let it all simmer.

While the veggies/beans/seasoning were going, I cooked my chicken in a separate pan, and when it was just about done, I added taco seasoning and let that simmer as well.

Once everything was all cooked up, it was time to assemble the nachos! I preheated my oven to 400 degrees in preparation for cheese melting later. Then I got out a baking dish and spread out my chips. Next, I spooned out the black bean/sweet potato/bell pepper mixture on top of the chips.

After that, I piled on the chicken.

Next, I sprinkled on the cheese.

Then I stuck it all in the oven for 5 minutes to melt the cheese.



And last but not least! I sprinkled the black olives on top for an extra black touch on this black and orange meal.




Recipe


Ingredients

  • 1 bag blue corn tortilla chips

  • 1 can black beans

  • 1 large sweet potato, cut in chunks

  • 1 medium orange bell pepper, cut in slices

  • 1 chicken breast

  • Taco seasoning (I used the Frontera Taco Skillet Sauce)

  • Cheddar cheese, as much as you like

  • 1 small can sliced black olives

Directions

1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and prep a baking dish with aluminum foil.

2. Cut sweet potato into chunks and orange pepper into slices.

3. Sautee the sweet potato and pepper in a skillet. Once they are fairly soft, add the black beans and taco seasoning. Stir it all together and let it simmer for a few minutes.

4. Meanwhile, cook the chicken breast in a separate pan. Once the chicken is just about cooked through, add taco seasoning to that as well. Stir and simmer for a few minutes.

5. Once the veggies and chicken are ready to go, spread the chips in the baking dish.

6. Spoon your veggie mixture on top, then spoon the chicken on top of that.

7. Sprinkle as much cheese as you like over the whole thing and bake in the oven for 5 minutes, or until the cheese is niiice and melty.

8. Take the nachos out of the oven, and sprinkle the olives all over the top.


And your fun, festive, nutritious and delicious Halloweeny meal is prepared!!! Trick or Treat everyone!!


*I decided to not include nutrition info for this one, just because ingredient amounts and serving sizes can vary so greatly.

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