Cheesy Sausage Nachos Recipe

Cheesy Sausage Nachos Recipe
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Cheesy Sausage Nachos Recipe

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This dish is very versatile. It can be used as an entree or appetizer. It gets rave reviews either way.
MAKES:
8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:
8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cups diced fresh tomatoes, divided
  • 3/4 cup picante sauce
  • 4 cups tortilla chips
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, diced

Directions

Crumble sausage into a large skillet; add onion. Cook over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain well. Add 2 cups tomatoes and picante sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated.
Sprinkle tortilla chips over a 12-in. pizza pan. Top with 2 cups cheese and the sausage mixture; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with avocado and remaining tomatoes. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Cheesy Sausage Nachos in Country April/May 2001, p51

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 290 calories, 22g fat (10g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 442mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.

  • 3/4 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cups diced fresh tomatoes, divided
  • 3/4 cup picante sauce
  • 4 cups tortilla chips
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, diced
  1. Crumble sausage into a large skillet; add onion. Cook over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain well. Add 2 cups tomatoes and picante sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated.
  2. Sprinkle tortilla chips over a 12-in. pizza pan. Top with 2 cups cheese and the sausage mixture; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with avocado and remaining tomatoes. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Cheesy Sausage Nachos in Country April/May 2001, p51

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