Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Champion Performance Recipe of the Week - Mini Pepper Chorizo Nachos!

Prepping for my first show in several years, I'm readjusting back into Competition Diet... sometimes it's no big deal, but every so often there's a craving... for me, it's nachos. I love a big plate of spicy, crunchy, cheesy nachos. But... not exactly figure competitor friendly, right? Wrong!! I found the original recipe for these on pinterest and played and tweaked with it until it fit my own nutritional needs (protein!). One bite and I was hooked! And, bonus, my family loved them, too! They're filling, spicy, and pretty - easy to serve myself and my family, and double as a great appetizer for get-togethers! FYI... the leftovers make a great breakfast! ;-) Just sayin'.
Make ahead tip... cook up the chorizo when you do your one-day food prep, then whenever you want a plate of these bad boys, just slice your peppers, fill and broil! Woot!

Mini Pepper Chorizo Nachos 
makes 4 servings.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb mini peppers, halved, stems and seeds removed
  • 1 lb chicken chorizo (find recipe here)
  • 1 can black beans, lower sodium, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can corn, no salt added, drained (or go crazy and use the canned corn with diced peppers in it!)
  • 1 medium avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • salsa or hot sauce
  • 0% plain greek yogurt
  • jalapenos


DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to Broil.
  • Cook chorizo. Add beans, corn and avocado. Mix well.
  • Line cookie sheet with foil. 
  • Lay pepper halves on cookie sheet and fill with meat mixture.
  • Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Broil about 2 minutes - until cheese is melted and beginning to bubble.
  • Top with green onion, salsa, greek yogurt and jalepenos.
  • Dig in!


NUTRITION
per serving: 350 calories, 33 grams protein, 28 grams carbs, 13 grams fat, 10 grams fiber. Net 18 grams carbs.

Original recipe was found here: http://www.closetcooking.com/2013/10/mini-pepper-nachos-with-corn-black.html?m=1 
And yes, she has prettier photos, lol, but mine have Chorizo! hahahah! 

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