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Sheet Pan Beef and Black Bean Nachos

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford


Serves 4

Load up the nachos on a baking sheet, then bring straight to the table for easy serving and a great presentation. While we love melted shredded cheese, we found that it makes the nachos a bit unwieldy. Instead, a creamy cheese sauce coats each chip and makes it easier to separate from the pack. Topping potential is endless, but we like sliced avocado and jalapeño.


  • 1 (15-oz.) can unsalted black beans, rinsed, drained, and divided
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. water, divided
  • 8 ounces 90% lean ground sirloin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 8 (6-in.) corn tortillas, cut into wedges
  • Cooking spray
  • 2/3 cup fat-free evaporated milk, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 ounces preshredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup light sour cream
  • 1/3 cup chopped tomato
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 418
  • fat 11.2 g
  • satfat 4.7 g
  • monofat 3.1 g
  • polyfat 1.2 g
  • protein 28 g
  • carbohydrate 54 g
  • fiber 9 g
  • cholesterol 52 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 487 mg
  • calcium 354 mg
  • sugars 8 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 0 g

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler to high.

  2. Place 1/4 cup beans in a bowl; reserve. Place remaining beans and 1/2 cup water in a mini food processor; process until smooth. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add beef; cook 8 minutes, stirring to crumble. Stir in chili powder. Stir in reserved 1/4 cup beans, pureed beans, and green onions; cook 1 minute. Remove pan from heat.

  3. Arrange tortilla wedges in a single layer on a large foil--lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Coat tortillas with cooking spray. Broil 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned and crisp. Remove pan from oven. Spoon beef mixture evenly over tortillas.

  4. Combine 1/4 cup milk and cornstarch in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Combine cornstarch mixture and remaining milk in a small saucepan over medium-high; bring to a simmer. Stir in cheese; cook 2 minutes or until smooth, stirring frequently. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons water and sour cream. Drizzle cheese mixture and sour cream mixture over nachos. Top with tomato, cilantro, and salt.