a better nacho

This summer at Camp Endeavor I will be leading a lot of cooking classes and I couldn’t be more excited! Last year we made Spring Rolls and they were a big hit, I love seeing kids try new foods and enjoy things they don’t think they will. I wanted to test out some new recipes before camp starts and this one is so delicious I had to share!

After watching Food Revolution, I was really inspired by Jamie’s addition of vegetables in everyday dishes like sloppy joes and nachos. In a quest for healthier alternatives to kid favorites I thought that nachos would be a great meal to have the kids at camp prepare as well as a recipe that they could then prepare for their families once they returned home.

The mission: Make nachos into a healthy meal and include as many vegetables as possible.

The result: A filling, well-rounded meal that is stuffed with vegetables and enjoyed by everyone – kids and adults.

Beef & Veggie Nachos - 4 servings

  • 16 oz grassfed beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 4 oz mushrooms, roughly chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 can fiesta corn, drained
  • seasonings: cumin, cayenne pepper, salt & pepper
  • tortilla chips
  • shredded cheese
  • toppings: chopped tomatoes, green onions, black olives, lettuce, salsa and sour cream
  • 1 can refried black beans

Heat large pan. Add beef and onions to pan, cooking for about 4 minutes. Add zucchini, mushrooms, peppers and seasonings. Let simmer until no pink meat remains, about 4-5 minutes.

Heat can of refried beans or black beans and turn on broiler. Layer tortilla chips on pan. Top with beans, beef mixture and top with a sprinkle of cheese. Broil until the cheese has melted, about 3-4 minutes.

Serve nachos with additional toppings and napkins. :)



Comments

  1. says

    Here, here! I think this is an ace idea. I was actually thinking about making healthy nachos last night but didn’t quite have enough veg on hand! I would vote for black beans in this too!

  2. says

    Here, here! I think this is an ace idea. I was actually thinking about making healthy nachos last night but didn’t quite have enough veg on hand! I would vote for black beans in this too!

  3. says

    sounds good! i really really the concept of the camp too (your link wasn’t working but i googled it). really important lessons you guys are teaching.

  4. says

    sounds good! i really really the concept of the camp too (your link wasn’t working but i googled it). really important lessons you guys are teaching.

  5. Jennifer says

    I love this!! I am always looking for as many ways as possible to cram a ton of veggies into every meal! :)

  6. Jennifer says

    I love this!! I am always looking for as many ways as possible to cram a ton of veggies into every meal! :)

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