Colorful Veggie & Beef Dinner Nachos

Colorful Veggie & Beef Dinner Nachos

Colorful Veggie & Beef Dinner Nachos

When it comes to meal time, I’m lucky enough to have a family that has a wide range of likes, & very few things they dislike.  For this dinner, I wanted to use up some of the rescued produce I had on hand, including some gorgeous red, orange & yellow bell peppers.  Now my husband isn’t crazy about bell peppers, but he’s a good sport.  So I thought, everything is a series of compromises – he’s not big on bell peppers, but (if you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you already know) he’s a big fan of cheese!  Give a little, take a little – and we’re both happy!  Families with kids are usually trying to sneak in some healthy vegetables whenever possible,  & this is a creative way to do just that, while still enjoying a “fun” family dinner!

As for me, I was quite content to eat the meat & veggie mixture, excluding the corn chips & cheese (see?  win-win I tell you!)  I’ve included small bites of potato, to bump this dish up to a hearty meal status, & not just an appetizer – although that would be great, too!

Easy Dinner Nachos

Colorful Veggie & Beef Dinner Nachos

Ingredients:

1 – 1/2 lbs. ground beef, cooked & drained

3 bell peppers, chopped (1 of each color – red, orange, yellow)

3 Roma tomatoes, chopped

3 medium potatoes, peeled & chopped

1 onion, chopped

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

1/2 teaspoon ground mustard seed

1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)

pepper

nacho cheese sauce

corn tortilla chips

Directions: Heat a little oil in a large skillet, then add the potatoes & onion, cooking until browned & cooked through.  Add the bell peppers, & continue to cook until they are crisp-tender.  Mix in the fresh tomatoes, spices, & the cooked ground beef.  Heat through, then taste & adjust seasonings as needed. Serve with warm nacho sauce & corn tortilla chips on the side.

Recipe Notes:  This would be a good one to serve for your “big game” party! Gotta love football food! Garnish ideas would include sliced black olives, chopped green onions, & sour cream.

Colorful Veggie & Beef Nachos

Colorful Veggie & Beef Nachos

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8 thoughts on “Colorful Veggie & Beef Dinner Nachos

  1. I am lucky my husband will eat mostly anything, too. I am extra lucky that he likes bell peppers (all colors) because I LOVE (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE) them! This sounds great. I think I will just use cheese instead of the cheese sauce.

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