What are seven ways to love a nacho? Start with a sweet potato!
I’m a member of #TheRecipeRedux food blogger group, which challenges us monthly to develop a theme-based recipe. This month’s theme was a seven-ingredients-or-less recipe. We’re all aware that it’s Income Tax season, so our brains could use some easy arithmetic; as in seven-ingredient-or-less recipes.
Nachos help you LiveBest
Sharing food feeds your soul. When you eat with others you connect and laugh and learn. All those things add up to make us feel better. We could use some love after writing checks to the IRS!
Nachos are a perfectly shareable meal. What I like best about this recipe is that nachos are fun and people love them. Plus it’s quick to fix, easy clean up, and did I say economical? Just when your check book needs a break, this recipe saves you.
Seriously Simple Sweet Potato Nachos
Not only is this a money-saving meal, the ingredients will make you swoon with happiness because they are so, so, so good for you. Sweet potatoes, black beans, avocado, and cheese are loaded with good-for-you stuff. Fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals are all served up in one little dish.
Slice the potatoes evenly, about 1/4-inch thick, so they cook evenly and give you enough body to pop all those luscious toppings into your mouth. To keep your cutting board from slipping as you slice, place a kitchen towel under it or use one with rubber grips such as this Oxo cutting board. I use cutting boards you can put in the dishwasher. Cleanliness is a good thing!
The seven-ingredient recipe is below, but, of course, when you make them, you won’t be limited to just seven items. Gussy up these nachos with:
- ground cumin
- cayenne pepper
- lime juice
- meat, chicken, fish
- green chiles
- more cheese
- green onion
- plain Greek-style yogurt or sour cream
No chip required! With all the yummy toppings, pretty sure no one will miss the chips. Another great thing about this recipe…no leftovers. They’re good to the last little bean 😉
- 1 large sweet potato, sliced ¼-inch rounds
- 1 teaspoon chile powder
- 1 teaspoon canola oil
- 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 10-bag frozen corn
- ¼ cup cheese,shredded
- ½ avocado, chopped
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- In a large bowl, stir together sweet potatoes with chile powder and oil. Layer potatoes on large baking sheet. Bake for 18-20 minutes until cooked through. A little browning is OK.
- Place the corn in a single layer in an ovenproof skillet. Roast in oven, stirring once (a the same time you're cooking the potatoes).Cook until some are turning brown, 18-20 minutes.
- When potatoes are done, top with black beans, corn and cheese. Return to oven and cook until cheese melts. Sprinkle with avocado. Serve.
Do you have favorite seven-ingredient recipe? See how my fellow #TheRecipeRedux food bloggers are cooking with 7 ingredients or less.