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Beef Nachos

Points® value
Total Time
23 min
12 min
11 min
Cheesy and delicious – without all the fat and calories. If you’d like, add extra jalapenos, chopped cilantro or a drizzle of fresh lime juice.


Tortilla chips

32 chip(s)

Cooking spray

2 spray(s)

Uncooked lean ground beef

6 oz

Dried oregano

½ tsp(s)

Table salt

½ tsp(s), or more to taste

Canned diced tomatoes

¾ cup(s), with adobe (smoky/spicy) or chipolte (hot)

Canned refried black beans


Low-fat shredded cheddar cheese

½ cup(s), or crumbled queso blanco

Uncooked scallions

½ cup(s), finely sliced

Jalapeño pepper

2 medium, finely minced (or to taste; do not touch seeds w


  1. Preheat broiler to high. Arrange tortilla chips on a nonstick baking sheet in a single layer but close together; set aside.
  2. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over a medium heat. Add beef and cook until browned, breaking up meat as it cooks, about 3 to 4 minutes. Season with oregano and salt; stir in tomatoes and beans. Cook until heated through, stirring occasionally, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Spoon beef mixture over chips; sprinkle with cheese. Broil until cheese melts, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove from broiler; sprinkle with scallions and jalapenos. Yields 4 nachos per serving.


If you like things really spicy, pile on the jalapenos and consider pickled jalapenos for extra zing.Garnish with fresh cilantro and a drizzle of fresh lime juice if desired.