Black Bean Nachos

Having a party or watching the game? Serve this mouthwatering snack.


1/2 medium onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 (15 ounce can) black beans, drained and rinsed

2 dashes Tabasco sauce


3 medium tomatoes, chopped

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

2 scallions, chopped

1 (8 1/2 ounce) bag tortilla chips

4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated

4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, grated

1 avocado, peeled and sliced

3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped

sour cream

salt and pepper to taste

Honey Tips

Honey Is Magic

In the days before biology and botany were understood, people thought it was a special kind of magic that turned flower nectar into honey.


Preheat oven to 475°.
Saute onion and garlic for 5 minutes in olive oil over medium heat. Reduce heat. Add black beans and Tabasco sauce. Stir in honey. Cook for 10 minutes stirring often. In a medium bowl, mix together tomatoes, jalapeno pepper and scallions. Place tortilla chips evenly on baking sheet. Place black bean mixture over chips, followed by tomato mixture and grated cheeses. Bake for about 5 minutes, until cheese melts. Top with avocado slices, cilantro and sour cream.
Serves: 6