Kickoff Nachos

Total Time Penalty 40 Mins

Yield Serves 4 couch quarterbacks

It’s time for FOOTBALL!!!!! 🏈 Are you ready for tailgating? Do you have your house party game plan for food ready? Cook this recipe to score a touchdown with your guests!

Shredded delicious cheese melts into a bubbly blanket over the touchdown tortillas, while crumbly queso performs coverage on the veggies with a salty kickoff. It's a perfectly played dish for coffee tables and tailgates! You won’t be penalized if you keep it all on the baking pan and serve it as a shared platter. With the way this will smell while cooking, your guests will try to intercept you before it even takes a hike from the kitchen! Pass me the nachos!


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 cup chopped red onion

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 cup chopped zucchini

  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels

  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced jalapeño pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can organic black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas, cut into wedges

  • Cooking spray

  • 2 ounces shredded reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese (about 1/2 cup)

  • 3/4 cup diced peeled avocado (about 1 small)j

  • 2 ounces crumbled queso fresco (about 1/2 cup)

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 medium tomato, diced

  • 4 lime wedges

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler to high.

Step 2

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Add zucchini and next 5 ingredients (through salt); cook 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add beans; cook for 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Step 3

Arrange tortilla wedges in a single layer on a large jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Lightly coat tortilla wedges with cooking spray. Broil 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned and crisp. Sprinkle shredded Mexican cheese evenly over tortillas. Broil 1 minute or until cheese melts.

Step 4

Top chips evenly with bean mixture, avocado, queso fresco, cilantro, and tomato. Serve with lime wedges.

Chef's Notes

I’d add a pound of ground prime burger from Dennis Farms to this recipe. Simply brown it in a skillet, adding a packet of taco seasoning (follow directions on packet), stirring frequently, until cooked thoroughly. Drain. Add cooked meat atop wedges, between steps 3 & 4.

Nutritional information (without meat):

  • Calories 300, Fat 15.1g, Satfat 4.3g, Monofat 5.9g, Polyfat 2g, Protein 14g, Carbohydrate 33g, Fiber 8g, Cholesterol 20mg, Iron 2mg, Sodium 351mg, Calcium 274mg

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Light

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