Super Nacho Platter
How to make Super Nacho Platter
1 lb. ground beef (or turkey)
1 pkt. La Preferida Taco Seasoning
16oz can La Preferida Authentic Refried Beans
15oz can La Preferida Nacho Cheese Sauce
16oz jar La Preferida Thick ‘N Chunky Salsa, Mild
11.5oz jar La Preferida Nacho Slices, Mild
1 bag tortilla chips
2 tomatoes, diced
garnish: sour cream, avocado, black olives
Prepare ground beef with taco seasoning according to package instructions.
In a separate pot, heat refried beans. On a platter or large plate, place chips and layer beans, beef, and rest of ingredients.
Calories: 550 | Protein: 20 grams | Carbohydrates: 40 grams | Dietary Fiber: 6 grams | Fats: 35 grams
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use ground turkey instead of ground beef for a healthier option?
Yes, you can absolutely substitute ground turkey for ground beef to make this dish leaner.
Ground turkey is a healthier alternative with less saturated fat.
What can I use as a garnish if I want a lighter topping?
If you’re looking for lighter garnish options, consider using Greek yogurt instead of sour cream and adding fresh salsa for a burst of flavor.
You can also include diced fresh vegetables like bell peppers and green onions.
Are there any gluten-free alternatives for the tortilla chips?
Yes, many brands offer gluten-free tortilla chips.
Look for corn-based or gluten-free chips to accommodate individuals with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease.
How can I reduce the sodium content in this recipe?
You can reduce the sodium content by choosing low-sodium versions of ingredients, such as low-sodium taco seasoning, refried beans, and cheese sauce.
Also, using fresh tomatoes and avocado for garnish instead of canned or pre-packaged items can help cut down on sodium.
Can I make this recipe vegetarian or vegan?
Yes, you can make a vegetarian or vegan version by using plant-based ground “meat” or crumbles instead of beef or turkey.
Additionally, opt for dairy-free or vegan cheese sauce and substitute dairy-free options for sour cream.
Ensure the taco seasoning and refried beans are free of animal-derived ingredients.
What can I use as a substitute for refried beans if I don’t have them?
If you don’t have refried beans, you can use black beans, pinto beans, or kidney beans as a substitute.
Simply mash them slightly or heat them up before layering them onto the platter.
How can I make this dish spicier or milder to suit my taste?
Adjusting the spiciness is easy. To make it spicier, choose a medium or hot salsa and consider adding jalapeño slices.
To make it milder, use a mild salsa and omit or reduce the taco seasoning, which often contains spices that add heat.
Can I prepare this dish in advance for a party or gathering?
Yes, you can partially prepare this dish in advance.
Cook the ground beef (or turkey), prepare the refried beans, and chop the tomatoes.
Store these separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator.
Assemble the nachos and heat them in the oven just before serving to ensure they’re hot and crispy.
What are some creative variations or additional toppings I can add to these nachos?
You can get creative with toppings! Consider adding sliced jalapeños, diced red onions, fresh cilantro, or a drizzle of hot sauce for extra flavor.
For a unique twist, try adding ingredients like corn, diced bell peppers, or pickled red onions.