Side note: It's the only successful attempt at homemade nachos I have ever made.
The original recipe can be found in the Eat More of What You Love cookbook for you purists out there. Our edited recipe is presented below.
- 8 oz. ground beef
- 3/4 cup diced onion
- 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
- This will be about 1/2 the pepper. I chopped the other 1/2 into strips and had a tasty snack while preparing the rest of the meal
- 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tsp butter
- 2 tsp flour
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- pinch of garlic powder
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 6 oz tortilla chips
- Heat a skillet sprayed with cooking spray over medium heat.
- Add the meat, onion and pepper and cook for about 10 minutes.
- Break the ground beef apart with a spatula while cooking to make sure it all gets good and cooked.
- Stir in chili powder, cumin, tomatoes and water.
- Bring to a boil and then cover, reduce heat to low, and cook for 10 minutes.
- If it gets done before your cheese sauce, leave it covered and on the burner, but turn the burner off.
- In a saucepan over low heat, melt margarine and whisk in the flour until smooth.
- Add chicken broth and garlic powder, raise heat to medium and bring to a boil stirring regularly.
- This took about 7 minutes and I would lean closer to constantly with the stirring.
- Boil for 1 minute while stirring continuously.
- Turn off the heat and add the cheese.
- Stir until the cheese it completely melted.
- Divide up the chips onto plates.
- Evenly distribute the beef mixture over the chips.
- Evenly distribute the cheese sauce over the beef mixture.
- Try not to complain when you finish it all and there is no more left.