Sicilian Nachos Recipe
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Sicilian Nachos Recipe

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Crispy bread replaces the classic tortilla chips and savory meat sauce tops things off. This hearty appetizer easily doubles as a main dish. Add a salad and you have dinner.—Sonya Labbe, Los Angeles, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small carrot, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine or beef broth
  • 1 can (15 ounces) crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 48 slices French bread baguette (1/4 inch thick)
  • 2 garlic cloves, halved
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup shaved Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 212 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 455 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook the first five ingredients over medium heat until beef is no longer pink; drain. Add wine, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato sauce, broth, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until thickened. Discard bay leaf. Stir in basil.
  3. Rub baguette slices with garlic halves; place on ungreased baking sheets. Brush lightly with oil. Bake at 400° for 3-5 minutes or until lightly browned.
  4. Arrange toast on serving platters; top with beef mixture and cheese. Serve immediately. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Sicilian Nachos in Taste of Home October 2011, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 212 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 455 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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