Cheesy Pepper Chip Low-Carb Nachos
What do you make when you want to snack, but also want to stick to your low carb program?
Low Carb Nachos!
So delish and truthfully, they're almost NO carb with our creative and colorful chip substitution.
Make a big batch of these and never feel deprived from snacking again. And trust us, really DO make a big batch as everyone will want to be scarfing these up on you as they're so much prettier than the original.
1 pound bag mini sweet peppers (assorted colors)
20 ounces ground beef, 90+% lean
1/2 C lowfat cheddar cheese
6 T Lowfat Sour Cream
1 Tablespoon Stacey Hawkins Phoenix Sunrise Seasoning
4 T black olives
8 T salsa (sugar free)
Place a large frying pan over medium high heat. When hot, add the ground beef and sprinkle with Phoenix Sunrise Seasoning. Sauté for 7-8 minutes until beef is slightly browned. Be sure to break up large chunks so that you have a nice, fine mixture to sprinkle over the nachos.
While beef is cooking, prepare the pepper "chips" by removing the pepper tops, cutting in half and removing the seeds.
Preheat your broiler to high at this time as well.
Arrange the peppers on an oven-safe platter, cut side up and sprinkle with a pinch of Dash of Desperation. Microwave on high for 30 seconds, then again for an additional 30 seconds until just soft, but not overcooked (repeat in 30 second intervals as necessary so you don't overdo it. The peppers need to be crisp-tender so that they will hold their shape.
Sprinkle the seasoned meat over the chips. Add the shredded cheese over the top and then place under the broiler, approximately 6" down, and cook until cheese is melted.
Serve with your favorite condiments and enjoy!
Recipe Notes & Optavia Counts
1/4 of this recipe (1/2 C pepper chips, 4 ounces of cooked beef, 1 1/2 T sour cream, 2 T Salsa, 1 T olives and cilantro) is 1 Lean, 1 Green, 1 Healthy Fat (substituted for missing 1 ounce of beef) and 3 Condiments
Nutritional Information Components
Nutritional information as included uses the ingredients in the recipe as specified. If you add or substitute toppings, you will need to adjust counts accordingly.
The parts of this recipe can be made in advance! Simply prep the peppers (but don't cook), make the beef and prep all the condiments ahead of time. Place chips, beef and cheese on the plate and microwave in 1 minute intervals until hot. Then proceed with the recipe as directed
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