Microwave Texas Nachos

These take no time to make, and will transform your snack game.

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”25 min” cook_time=”” serves=”2″ details=”” ]

[ingredients-list title=”Ingredients” serving_size=””]

  • 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*


[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=””]
[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In a small skillet, cook sausage and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.[/step-item]
[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ] In a microwave-safe dish, combine the sausage mixture and beans. Cover. [/step-item]
[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]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. [/step-item]


*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.

[nutrition-info calories=”388″ calories_fat=”” fat=”17g” sat_fat=”7g” choles=”45mg” sodium=”871mg” carbs=”41g” sugars=”” 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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