Chili Bacon Nachos

Tortilla chips are tasty just by themselves.

And when made into nachos they are delish.  But, when made into Chili Bacon Nachos, they are over-the-top delicious.

Although this recipe is made with homemade tortilla chips, you could definitely use pre-made chips right out of the bag instead. 

For this recipe I used Ground Turkey and Black Bean Chili but you could use your favorite canned chili if you prefer.

This dish is great for an appetizer, or a fun snack, or lunch, or dinner….or you name it.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Here’s how to make it.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

For the Chips:

Cut each tortilla into quarters.

Heat the oil in a skillet on medium heat.  The oil should be about ½ inch deep in the skillet.

Put about 8 to 10 of the tortilla quarters in the hot oil at a time.

Turn the tortilla chips as they cook so each side is golden brown.

When the chips are done cooking, lay them on a plate over a paper towel to absorb the excess oil.

Set the chips aside.

For the Bacon Guacamole:

In a small bowl, add the avocado, 1 tablespoon of the red onions (reserving the other 2 tablespoons for the nachos), 1 tablespoon salsa (reserving 3 tablespoons to serve with the nachos), 1 tablespoon of the crumbled bacon (reserving 2 tablespoons for the nachos), and the juice from 1 quarter of the lime (reserving the other 2 quarters for garnish).

Mix the ingredients using a spoon so that the avocado is in small pieces (rather than smashing up the avocado with a fork).

Then salt and pepper to taste and top with some of the crumbled bacon.

For the Nachos:

Add the chips to an oven-proof plate or skillet.

Top the chips with the chili, shredded cheese, sliced jalapeno, remaining diced onions, and the remaining crumbled bacon.

Bake in a preheated oven until the cheese is melted (about 6 minutes).

Top the warm nachos with the diced tomatoes and serve them with side dishes of sour cream, the remaining salsa, and the bacon guacamole.

Garnish with the remaining lime wedges.

Enjoy!

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Chili Bacon Nachos

Yield: Serves 2

Ingredients:

8 corn tortillas
½ cup canola oil
1 cup of chili (homemade or canned)
1 fresh jalapeno pepper (sliced)
1 tomato (diced)
3 tablespoons diced red onion
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3 tablespoons Hormel Real Crumbled Bacon
½ of an avocado
4 tablespoons salsa
¼ cup sour cream
¾ of a lime

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

For the Chips: Cut each tortilla into quarters. Heat the oil in a skillet on medium heat. The oil should be about ½ inch deep in the skillet. Put about 8 to 10 of the tortilla quarters in the hot oil at a time. Turn the tortilla chips as they cook so each side is golden brown.

When the chips are done cooking, lay them on a plate over a paper towel to absorb the excess oil. Set the chips aside.

For the Bacon Guacamole: In a small bowl, add the avocado, 1 tablespoon of the red onions (reserving the other 2 tablespoons for the nachos), 1 tablespoon salsa (reserving 3 tablespoons to serve with the nachos), 1 tablespoon of the crumbled bacon (reserving 2 tablespoons for the nachos), and the juice from 1 quarter of the lime (reserving the other 2 quarters for garnish).

Mix the ingredients using a spoon so that the avocado is in small pieces (rather than smashing up the avocado with a fork). Then salt and pepper to taste and top with some of the crumbled bacon.

For the Nachos: Add the chips to an oven-proof plate or skillet. Top the chips with the chili, shredded cheese, sliced jalapeno, remaining diced onions, and the remaining crumbled bacon. Bake in a preheated oven until the cheese is melted (about 6 minutes).

Top the warm nachos with the diced tomatoes and serve them with side dishes of sour cream, the remaining salsa, and the bacon guacamole. Garnish with the remaining lime wedges.

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13 Responses to “Chili Bacon Nachos”

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    Cafe Lula — July 20, 2011 at 1:58 am

    Ooo, these look yummy! My boyfriend loves nachos, I’ll have to make these for him!

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    • CouponClippingCook — July 20th, 2011 @ 8:14 am

      Sounds like he will like these nachos too…and hopefully there will be some left for you to enjoy!

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    Jennifer — July 20, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Oh my goodness, that looks so incredible. It’s late at night and now I’m hungry. I think I had better go to bed before I get too naughty. ;)

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    • CouponClippingCook — July 20th, 2011 @ 9:14 pm

      Thank you Jennifer!

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    purabi — July 23, 2011 at 12:45 am

    I love eating nachos! Your verson is so grand and colourful!! Loved it!

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    • CouponClippingCook — July 23rd, 2011 @ 9:20 am

      Thank you very much Purabi!

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    sara — September 20, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Whoa, these nachos look so awesome! Love the idea of frying your own tortilla chips, bet it makes them really special.

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    • CouponClippingCook — September 20th, 2011 @ 9:33 pm

      Thank you Sara. Yes, they sure do taste especially good when they’re homemade.

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    Anne — September 25, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Oh my. I am in heaven.

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    • CouponClippingCook — September 25th, 2011 @ 6:46 pm

      I had a hard time not eating these when I was taking pictures!

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    Andrea (Quest for Delish) — December 3, 2011 at 6:32 am

    I love nachos and these look so yummy. great photos.

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    • CouponClippingCook — December 3rd, 2011 @ 8:18 am

      Thank you Andrea. Have a nice weekend.

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    CouponClippingCook — February 5, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Thank you for the mention Yummly.com/blog!

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