Pinto Bean Nachos

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke

Garlic and cumin-infused refried beans top freshly baked tortilla chips, which are sturdy and hold up well under the assortment of toppings. You can use black beans in place of pinto beans, if you prefer. If the bean mixture is too thick, stir in a little hot water.

Yield: 6 servings
Recipe from Cooking Light

More From Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 344
  • Calories from fat: 27%
  • Fat: 10.5g
  • Saturated fat: 2.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.3g
  • Protein: 13.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 52.4g
  • Fiber: 11.7g
  • Cholesterol: 6mg
  • Iron: 3.9mg
  • Sodium: 723mg
  • Calcium: 232mg

Ingredients

  • 12 (6-inch) corn tortillas, quartered
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans pinto beans, undrained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled queso fresco
  • 1 cup bottled salsa
  • 1 cup diced peeled avocado
  • 6 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Arrange half of tortilla wedges in a single layer on a large baking sheet; lightly coat wedges with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 8 minutes or until crisp. Repeat procedure with remaining tortilla wedges and cooking spray.
  3. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add cumin, chili powder, and garlic; cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add pinto beans, and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer 10 minutes. Partially mash bean mixture with a potato masher until slightly thick. Place 8 chips on each of 6 plates. Spoon about 1/2 cup bean mixture evenly over tortilla chips on each plate; top each serving with about 2 1/2 tablespoons queso fresco, 2 1/2 tablespoons salsa, and 2 1/2 tablespoons avocado. Sprinkle each serving with 1 tablespoon cilantro.
My Notes

Only you will be able to view, print, and edit this note.

Add Note

Pinto Bean Nachos Recipe at a Glance
advertisement
  1. Enter at least one ingredient

Do you love cookies?

Cookie Countdown
We do too! Get your favorite holiday cookies delivered to your inbox.(Nov.-Dec.)
We Respect Your Privacy. Privacy Policy