Amazing and easy baked nachos loaded with delicious southwest flavors. These Chorizo Nachos are made with spicy chorizo sausage and a combination of corn, beans, jalapenos and tomatoes. Finally, nachos are baked with lots of cheese and topped with creamy avocado.
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Sausage is the best, don’t you agree? Whether we’re talking Italian Sausage, smoked kielbasa, bratz, or chorizo, it’s all wonderful in recipes and on it’s own. The only sausage that I don’t like, and that is because I just refuse to try it, is blood sausage. I can’t get past the blood part. Otherwise, bring it on!
First of all, I LOVE nachos. I can have nachos for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Second of all, it’s such an easy meal that you can load with all your favorite topping combinations. And finally, nachos loaded with chorizo sausage is just sexy. Chorizo is fully of flavor and pizzazz. It’s fun to eat and fun to say. Common, say it with me…”Chorrrrizzzzo!” Sexy isn’t it?!
On its own, chorizo is a flavorful sausage but I also saute it with onions, garlic and some chipotle chili powder for a smokey spice kick.
Spice level of these nachos can always be adjusted. When adding jalapenos, you can choose to leave the seeds in or take them out. Leaving seeds in means adding more spiciness. Jalapeno peppers themselves can also be spicier if they have more veins on the skin. Adding a little more or a little less chili powder will make chorizo more or less spicy. So adjust according to your own taste.
- 1/2 lb chorizo sausage
- 1 small yellow onion diced
- 3 cloves of garlic minced
- 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
- Cooked chorizo from above
- 8 oz round tortilla chips (or other chips of choice)
- 1 large tomato (seeds taken out and diced)
- 2 jalapeno peppers sliced
- 1/2 cup corn canned and drained
- 1/2 cup black beans canned and drained
- 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese mix
- 1 avocado
- Juice from about 1/2 lime
Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease a baking sheet (about 9x13 in. rimmed baking sheet will work fine).
Preheat a medium cooking pan over medium heat. Add a little oil for cooking.
Take sausage out of packaging and break it up.
Dice onion and saute until transparent. Add minced garlic and saute until fragrant.
Add sausage to the pan, break up all the lumps as you cook it. Season with chipotle chili powder. Cook until sausage is done and take off heat.
Layer half the chips in one even layer in the baking sheet.
Spread half the chorizo sausage over the chips.
Spread half the corn, beans, jalapenos, and tomatoes. Sprinkle half the cheese over veggies.
Repeat the second layer the same way and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes.
Skin, pit, and dice avocado and sprinkle it with some lime juice.
Spread avocado over baked nachos and serve right away.
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