diy nachos w/ df queso [simple taco/nacho meat]


taco / nacho meat >

1 lb ground turkey or ground beef

1 tbsp chili powder

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp cumin

1/2 – 1 tsp paprika

1 tsp arrowroot or tapioca starch [for thickening]

cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes, to spice preference

salt & pepper

1/4-1/3 c water

nachos >

tortilla chips

tomatoes or salsa

avocado or guac

shredded lettuce

queso [i use dairy free by Siete Foods]




  • first, mix all the seasonings and tapioca starch together, & set aside.
  • in a pan on medium-high heat, drizzle olive oil & begin to brown the ground meat.
  • using a spoon or spatula, break up the meat as it cooks.
  • when the meat is nearly cooked, add the seasoning mixture, combine to coat the taco meat.
  • add in the 1/4-1/3 c water and simmer until the meat is coated in the seasoning, turning into a thicker ‘sauce’
  • once fully cooked and coated in seasoning, remove it from the heat.
  • meanwhile, toast some chips in the broiler to warm up.
  • lastly, top the toasted chips with the taco/nacho meat; layer all your toppings on top of that — including your queso, tomatoes/salsa, avocado/guac, corn, lettuce, jalapenos, any other nacho toppings !!
  • imagine its happy hour in cabo at the pool, marg in hand, + enjoy!!

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