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1 Sep

It’s Football Season, once again. Here’s a great “game day” recipe for the calorie conscious! I have a couple of things to say about this nacho recipe. 1. It’s YUMMY. 2. I know the recipe for the nacho sauce (the “cheese”) itself sounds funny, but it is SOOOO GOOD. Please don’t let the cream of chicken soup scare you 🙂 Enjoy.

-7 1/2 ounces of baked tostito’s scoops
– 1 lb 96% Lean ground beef
– 1 packet taco seasoning mix*
– 1 cup water

Cheese Sauce
– 1 can of 98% fat free cream of chicken soup
– 1 block of fat free cream cheese
– 3/4 cup milk
– 1/4 cup (or more) pickled jalapenos (with juice, chopped finely in the food processor)

Other Toppings:

– tomato
– salsa
– onion
– 10 tablespoons plain greek yogurt (or sour cream)
– 1 2/3 cups shredded 2% cheddar cheese
– black olives
– lettuce

1. Mix all ingredients for cheese sauce and heat in a small pan on stovetop on low. Continue stirring to keep from sticking. Make sure it cooks long enough to incorporate all ingredients and get nice and hot. Serve hot.
2. Cook beef in a skillet, and cook down with contents of taco seasoning envelop and 1 cup water.
3. Arrange chips evenly on 5 plates, and top with even portions of beef and cheese sauce.
4. Add equal portions of any additional toppings you like! My calories include beef, cheese, shredded cheese, greek yogurt, and salsa. Other items listed would change calories, but not by much.

Editors Note: For a different take on this, try the pork version, using the pork from this recipe! Pork Tacos

* Make this even lower in calories, by using our homemade taco seasoning instead of storebought!

5 Servings= 510 Calories per serving