A fast and easy way to prepare a pretty classic nacho treat, with ground, browned turkey meat. The kids and my husband love it. Serve with sour cream, taco sauce, salsa or guacamole.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a large skillet over medium heat, begin to brown the ground turkey. Stir in garlic, pepper, 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, and 1 tablespoon chives. Stir in 1 tablespoon hot sauce. When the turkey is browned, stir in taco seasoning mix according to package instructions.

  • Pour the beans into a microwave safe bowl, and heat in the microwave until softened. Stir in 1 tablespoon chives and 1 tablespoon hot sauce.

  • Spread the tortilla chips across the bottom of a baking sheet. Spoon the beans mixture over the chips. Then spread the turkey mixture across the top. Sprinkle cheese, then olives, tomatoes, green onions, and remaining 1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes over the top.

  • Bake in preheated oven until cheese is melted, about 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

716.6 calories; 32.8 g protein; 64.2 g carbohydrates; 104.5 mg cholesterol; 1423.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2006
This is so good in a not-quite-so-bad for you comfort food way. I didn't have any chives green onions or fresh tomatoes so instead I mixed around a 1/2 cup of medium salsa in with the fat-free refried beans when I microwaved them and then left out the hot sauce. Instead of pkgd. taco seasoning I used the Taco Seasoning I recipe on this site which is a 1000x better. However I did not add the ingredients to the seasoning that were already called for in this recipe (like chili flakes and pepper). I left out the olives because I don't like them. Not having to chop anything up saved about 10 minutes on the total time and I even grated my own cheese while the beans were heating up. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/15/2009
Served the meal for the Laker VS Orlando Final game ( Lakers won YOOHOO!) The nachos were a hit and everyone had 2 and 3 servings... I think the recipe could use more cheese than the recipe called for... I wonder how a premade cheese sauce would fare??? Read More
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35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2006
This is so good in a not-quite-so-bad for you comfort food way. I didn't have any chives green onions or fresh tomatoes so instead I mixed around a 1/2 cup of medium salsa in with the fat-free refried beans when I microwaved them and then left out the hot sauce. Instead of pkgd. taco seasoning I used the Taco Seasoning I recipe on this site which is a 1000x better. However I did not add the ingredients to the seasoning that were already called for in this recipe (like chili flakes and pepper). I left out the olives because I don't like them. Not having to chop anything up saved about 10 minutes on the total time and I even grated my own cheese while the beans were heating up. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2007
This was great but I made a few minor changes. To the meat mixture I also sautéed 1/2 diced white onion Worcestershire sauce paprika cumin kosher salt 1 diced Serrano pepper & 1 chopped green bell pepper. To the nachos I added 1/2 diced white onion & 1 diced jalapeño pepper. We also did the beans on the side (which were great - used green onions instead of chives) along with a side bowl of salsa. I omitted the olives & green onions on the nachos. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/13/2007
I had planned to test this meal one Sat. night for dinner and was anxious to see if using ground turkey instead of beef would satisfy my family. Without warning my husband invites a friend over for dinner that night. I had no time to switch meals. I was a little nervous about serving something I had never tasted to a guest but all the worry melted away when I pulled it out of the oven. The guys had seconds and thirds! Whew! We loved it and I will definately make this again. Sour cream and salsa really add too. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/15/2009
Served the meal for the Laker VS Orlando Final game ( Lakers won YOOHOO!) The nachos were a hit and everyone had 2 and 3 servings... I think the recipe could use more cheese than the recipe called for... I wonder how a premade cheese sauce would fare??? Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/17/2010
Quick Easy and Tasty. Added a small amount of cayenne for just enough kick to make it perfect....Great for Game day....Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2009
Great recipe and one that you can easily tailor to your own tastes. Basics are all great and a bit less heavy than most beef recipes. Really like it in the summer months as it is quick and easy to prepare! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2010
we make this all of the time...don't be afraid to add your own spin to it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/03/2010
Because of health issues I made this without the chips so it was a little bland for us Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2008
Such a great family recipe! I omitted the hot sauce since it can be added at the table and everyone cleaned their plates! Read More
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