Potato Nachos

As a person who doesn’t like real authentic Mexican food, I sure do make Americanized Mexican dishes for dinner pretty often and last night was no exception. I can’t help it because I know how much Jesse misses his beloved Mexican food. For dinner last night I made nachos, but not just plain ol’ nachos on tortilla chips, I made them on yummy crispy potato slices. We buy the big bag of potatoes at Costco so I’m always looking for interesting ways to use them up. I thought this was a great compromise between Jesse’s love of Mexican food and my not love of Mexican food. He spiced his nachos up a bit with salsa and jalapenos but those are certainly optional and the dish taste great with or without them. Try out these tasty nachos and let me know what you think.

Ingredients: (this dish has no measurements because you can add all these ingredients to your liking)

  • 2 Potatoes, washed well (I used Russet potatoes but any would be great for this dish)
  • Ground beef
  • Black beans
  • Corn
  • Crushed up tortilla chips
  • Shredded cheese
  • Salt/pepper
  • Chili powder
  • Dash of cumin

Garnish with:

  • Lettuce
  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Salsa
  • Jalapeno’s/green chilies
  • Tomatoes
  • Guacamole

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. After you have washed your potatoes well, slice them up into about ½ in thick slices. Oil a baking dish REALLY well (or else your potatoes will stick to the pan) and place your potato slices on the baking dish. Sprinkle one side of the potatoes with salt, pepper, and chili powder. (If you want spicy potatoes add more chili powder.) Place in the oven for about 15 mins. Once the 15 mins are up, take the potatoes out of the oven and flip them over. Re-oil your baking dish and sprinkle the potatoes with salt, pepper, and a dash of chili powder. Place back in the oven until nice and golden brown.
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  4. While your potatoes are cooking in the oven, throw your ground beef into a frying pan on medium heat, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and a dash of cumin. Cook the ground beef all the way through.
  5. Once your ground beef is done, turn the heat down to low and add in your black beans and corn and cook just until they are warm.
  6. Now it’s time to assemble your nachos.
  7. Place a few of your potato slices on a plate and top them with your ground beef, bean and corn mixture. On top of that, sprinkle some shredded cheese and crush up some tortilla chips to put on top of your cheese.
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  9. Then add all the ingredients you like on your nachos. I put lettuce, guacamole, plain Greek yogurt and a little more cheese on top of mine and Jesse put lettuce, guacamole, plain Greek yogurt, salsa, and jalapenos on top of his.

Enjoy!!

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