Fantástico Turkey Nachos

Fantástico Turkey Nachos


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons cider or white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 14 ounce cans diced tomatoes, lightly drained
  • 1 14 ounce can small white beans (cannellini. goya or navy) or black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 large bag of your favorite tortilla chips
  • 2 cups of your favorite salsa
  • 2 cups grated cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese

For the turkey topping:

  • Sauté turkey in a large skillet in olive oil.  Break turkey into small pieces.
  • Add cumin, oregano, salt, jalapeños while turkey is browning.
  • When turkey is cooked, add flour and chili powder.  Cook one minute.
  • Add raisins, vinegar, sugar and tomatoes.
  • Cook 5 minutes or so stirring often until mixture is slightly thickened.
  • Stir in beans.

To serve:

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Generously cover a large baking sheet with tortilla chips.
  • Spoon one half turkey mixture and one cup salsa over chips.
  • Top with one cup cheese.
  • Bake for 5 minutes until cheese is melted.
  • When the nachos are devoured, repeat the piling and the baking with remaining ingredients.

Makes 8 appetizer servings.

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