loaded skillet nachos

with rice + beans
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 jar enchilada sauce yellow or red
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1/2 cup white rice
  • 1 lime zest + juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 3 cups tortilla chips
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • sour cream for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • In a large oven safe skillet (12” or larger), heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. When the oil shimmers, add 1 pound of ground beef, breaking up the meat as it cooks, until browned, about 5 minutes. Add 1 chopped yellow onion and saute until translucent, about 3 minutes. Toss in 2 cloves of garlic, 2 teaspoons of cumin, 1 teaspoon of coriander, and ½ teaspoon of kosher salt and cook for an additional minute.
  • Stir in 1 jar of enchilada sauce, 1 can of drained black beans, and 1 cup of water; bring to a boil, then add ½ cup of white rice. Place the lid on the skillet and turn the heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes, or until most of the liquid has cooked off.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the zest + juice of 1 lime  and ½ cup of chopped cilantro. Sprinkle 1 cup of cheddar cheese over the mixture. Add 3 cups of tortilla chips on top and evenly sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of cheddar cheese on top. Transfer to the oven for 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
  • Serve with avocado, tomatoes, crema, and extra cilantro.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

  • To complete the meal serve with fresh guacamole and extra chips.
  • SWAP SUGGESTIONS
  • Protein: Swap the ground beef for chicken or turkey.
  • Vegetarian: Swap the ground meat for an extra can of black or pinto beans and double the rice and water.

Nutrition

Calories: 826kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 496mg | Potassium: 828mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 878IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 384mg | Iron: 4mg