I haven’t had much of an appetite lately, but if it’s one thing I love, it’s nachos.
I’ll bet you didn’t know you could enjoy a chipless nacho plate that’s easy as low-carb punch, and with hamburger you made yesterday (or the day before).
Quick Chipless Nachos
green jalapeno slices
2 cherry tomatoes cut in half
In a bowl toss a cup of ground pre-cooked hamburger with low-carb taco seasoning mix (check the link for my new favorite mix). Add 2 Tbsp water. Stir with a fork. Place plate on bowl and microwave for 2 minutes, stirring at 1 minute. Let rest.
With a spoon distribute meat across the top of the lettuce and other toppings.
Add shredded cheese (I use pre-shredded colby jack/cheddar). Place in the microwave for another 30 seconds, just until cheese is melted. Drizzle with 1 Tbsp taco sauce and 2 Tbsp Caesar Salad dressing (I use Newman’s Own).
Serve it up!
This is really quick and easy, especially if you keep bagged salad on hand (which I do) and are in a real pinch, especially in hot weather when you need something savory. The lettuce and other veggies do not wilt, and you’ve just enjoyed yourself the easiest plate of chipless nachos ever.
For a more ‘authentic’ feel, you can shred your lettuce and also top with fresh cilantro and parsley.
Addendum: June 10, 2008:
I just made this in a pan on the stove as a meal base. I used 2 pounds of hamburger, 4 Tbsp of the seasoning, and about 1/2-1 cup of water.