Bison Nachos

Bison Nachos Recipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Kevin Crafts
Ground bison, a leaner and more flavorful choice than beef, updates the classic nacho recipe, and it's becoming widely available at well-stocked grocery stores.

Yield:

Serves 4

Recipe from

Sunset

Recipe Time

Prep: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 843
Caloriesfromfat 59 %
Protein 38 g
Fat 55 g
Satfat 11 g
Carbohydrate 50 g
Fiber 7.4 g
Sodium 1081 mg
Cholesterol 117 mg

Ingredients

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 pound ground bison or beef
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 ounces corn tortilla chips
1 cup fresh salsa verde, divided
1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1 avocado, sliced
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
Sour cream

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large frying pan, heat oil over high heat. Cook onion, stirring often, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add bison and cook, stirring well to break up meat, until no longer pink, about 4 minutes. Season with pepper.

2. Meanwhile, lay half the tortilla chips evenly in the bottom of a shallow baking dish. Spread half of bison mixture over chips. Pour 1/3 cup salsa over the meat, followed by half the cheese. Repeat layers with 1/3 cup more salsa and remaining meat and cheese. Bake until cheese melts and chips start to brown, about 6 minutes.

3. Serve nachos with lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, remaining 1/3 cup salsa, and the sour cream.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

April 2010
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