This Simple Last-Minute Nacho Plate comes together very quickly and is a huge crowd-pleaser at my house!
It’s almost embarrassing the amount of salsa we have been going through lately. Though I suppose our family goes through an embarrassing amount of pretty much everything, so never mind.
I was at Aldi a few weeks ago and put two cases of their organic salsa in my cart. Why get 1 jar when you can get 24, right? While in the check-out line, the lady behind me asked, “Oh! Did I miss a sale on salsa?” Nope. It’s a “we eat massive amounts of food at our house because of all the teenage boys” situation. That and I don’t live close to an Aldi and don’t get to shop there very often.
The great thing about any of the recipes I share that involve salsa is that you can use your favorite brand and your preferred mild-to-hot level.
Here are the latest Simple Recipes I’ve shared that involve salsa:
- Simple Skillet Taco Pasta
- 20-Minute Taco Soup
- Simple Crock Pot Chicken Soup with a Kick
- Simple Taco Rice Dinner
Other recipes you can find on my site that include salsa:
- Black Bean Chicken Nachos
- Cheesy Salsa Enchiladas
- Chicken Burritos
- Chicken Tacos
- Meat and Cheese Burritos
- Bean and Cheese Burritos
- Cream Cheese Salsa Dip
With all these recipes being so tasty and easy, it any wonder that I bought 24 jars of salsa at once?
This newest recipe idea, Simple Last-Minute Nacho Plate, is the result of what happened when I made a big batch of Meat and Cheese Burritos and had leftover filling. I didn’t have time (or desire) to make more tortillas, so I put the leftover meat/cheese/salsa mixture in the fridge. The next day we warmed up the mixture for lunch. We threw the delicious meaty goodness on top of tortilla chips with a few greens and whatever other toppings (olives, tomatoes, etc) that each person wanted.
It was then that I said to myself, “Why have I not done this before?” And a new Simple Recipe was born.
Now, take note that while this is called a “Last-Minute” recipe, you most certainly do not have to wait until the last minute to make it. Sure, it’s a recipe that can save your neck if you didn’t plan ahead and you need a meal on the fly. But the meat mixture stays good in the fridge for several days so you can make it ahead of time and pull it out to warm up as needed. It also freezes well, so you can make a double or triple batch and freeze it in meal-sized portions for your family to thaw and re-heat on busy days.
Simple Last-Minute Nacho Plate
- 1½ pounds ground beef
- 15-ounces salsa
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- Tortilla chips and your favorite nacho fixin's
- Brown hamburger meat until it is no longer pink.
- Stir in salsa and cheese.
- Serve on a plate of tortilla chips with your favorite nacho fixin's.
Here are more Simple Recipes you will love:
- Simple Baked Salmon and Asparagus
- Simple Sweet and Sour Baked Chicken Legs
- Simple Cheesy Baked Chicken
- Simple Creamy Chicken Stew in the Crock Pot
- Simple Italian Beef and Broccoli Skillet
- Simple Bacon Ranch Chicken
- Simple Hawaiian Crock Pot Chicken
Those simple recipes are just the beginning. We’re taking it all to the next level so that not only are our recipes easy and nourishing – you don’t even have to think about what to prepare or purchase! Jump in with all the others who have joined…
Here’s what Michelle said about Simple Meals: YAY. I love it. I am very thankful you are doing the “work” part of meals for me.
Hey, our pleasure. We love it too. :)
Question: How much do you love salsa at your house?
I just had salsa Verde for the first time on top of creamy chicken enchiladas I made. My kids loved it although they usually need mild salsa since they’re not too fond of spice/heat.
This is brilliant! :)