Beef Nachos made from leftovers

Nachos | Small Town Living in Nevada

I made tacos the other night and had seasoned ground beef and smashed avocados leftover that needed to be used up. Tonight felt like a fun night for Nachos because who doesn’t like to transform leftovers into something different and just as tasty?

For my chips, I grabbed a stack of corn tortillas, quartered them and then fried them up so I could make the nachos. My daughter helped and was having a great time ‘cooking’ with me.

Here’s what will be needed:

  • Taco meat (I used leftover seasoned ground beef)
  • Tortilla chips (which I made homemade from my Tortilla Chip Recipe)
  • Shredded cheese
  • Beans, tomatoes, green onions, diced avocado…whatever you like
  • Toppings- Sour cream, salsa, guacamole, Sriracha sauce, etc

I greased a cookie sheet and then started to layer my ingredients: beginning by spreading out a layer of chips, next layered with some shredded cheese. Next I placed a layer of black beans, and another sprinkle of cheese and then a layer of seasoned beef topped with more shredded cheese.

Pop the cookie sheet into a 500º F oven for about 4 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted.

Remove from oven and serve with your choice toppings.

Fast, simple and definitely a crowd pleaser — and a great way to use up leftovers in the fridge!

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