Microwave Texas Nachos

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  • prep 25 min
  • serves 2


  • 2 ounces uncooked chorizo or 2 ounces bulk spicy pork sausage
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup refried beans
  • 2 cups tortilla chips
  • 1/2 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 1/2 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 small tomato, seeded and diced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup guacamole
  • 2 tablespoons sliced jalapeño pepper*

    How to make it 

  • 1

    In a small skillet, cook sausage and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.

  • 2

    In a microwave-safe dish, combine the sausage mixture and beans. Cover.

  • 3

    Place the tortilla chips on a microwave-safe serving plate; sprinkle with cheese. Heat, uncovered, on high for 1 minute or until cheese is melted. Crumble sausage mixture over chips and cheese. Top with the lettuce, tomato, onion, sour cream, guacamole and jalapeño. Serve immediately.

*Editor’s note: When cutting or seeding hot peppers, use rubber or plastic gloves to protect your hands. Avoid touching your face. This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Information(per serving)

  • Calories: 388
  • Fat: 17g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 45mg
  • Sodium: 871mg
  • Carbs: 41g
  • Protein: 21g
  • Fiber: 7g

* 1 serving (prepared with turkey sausage, fat-free refried beans, baked chips, reduced-fat cheese and reduced-fat sour cream)

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