Cheesy Chili Nachos

I- Ingredients for 4 Servings:

  • 8 oz lean ground turkey (or 93% lean ground beef);
  • 3/4 cup diced onion;
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper;
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder;
  • 1 tsp cumin;
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper;
  • 1/2 cup fire-roasted tomatoes;
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained;
  • 3 oz reduced-fat tortilla chips (about 25 chips);
  • 2 tsp margarine or butter;
  • 2 tsp all-purpose flour;
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth;
  • Pinch of garlic powder;
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese.

II- Directions:

  1. Spray a medium skillet with non-stick cooking spray and place over medium-high heat.
  2. Add ground turkey, onion, and red bell pepper to pan, breaking meat apart with a spoon.
  3. Cook until meat is browned and vegetables are soft about 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in chili powder, cumin and cayenne pepper.
  5. Stir in tomatoes and 1/2 cup water. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Stir in beans and heat until warmed. Cover to keep warm and remove from heat.
  7. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt margarine and flour and whisk until smooth.
  8. Add chicken broth and garlic powder and bring to a boil, stirring continuously for about 1 minute. Remove from heat and whisk in cheese one-half cup at a time.
  9. Spread chips out onto a serving platter. Spoon chili mixture evenly onto chips and then drizzle cheese mixture over chili. Top with your favorite garnishes and serve.

III- Nutrition Facts per Serving (6 loaded chips):

  • 160 Calories;
  • Fat: 7g;
  • Saturated Fat: 2g;
  • Cholesterol: 45 mg;
  • Carb: 12g;
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugars: 4g;
  • Protein: 13g.

Smart Points Value: 4