Upside Down Nacho Skillet
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yup. Nachos can be cooked on the stove! This recipe is perfect for a quick lunch or weeknight meal!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) black beans
  • 8 - oz. salsa
  • 1 - Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 - Tbsp ground cumin
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1 - bag(s) corn tortilla chips**
  • 2 - cup(s) shredded pepper jack cheese**
  • Side: - fruit**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In an ovenproof skillet, brown the ground beef with the minced onion and garlic powder. Drain and return to the skillet.
  3. Drain and rinse black beans. Add the black beans, salsa, chili powder and ground cumin and mix well.
  4. Place the tortilla chips into the beef mixture, as if you were making nachos upside down. Sprinkle the cheese over the tortilla chips.
  5. Place the skillet into the preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  6. Prepare the fruit.
  7. Serve Upside Down Nacho Skillet with fruit.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Brown 2 lbs. ground beef with 2 Tbsp minced onion and 2 tsp garlic powder. Set aside to cool.
  2. Open, drain and rinse 2 cans of black beans.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the browned ground beef
  • Half of the black beans
  • 8 oz. jar salsa
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to a skillet to reheat, assemble upside down nachos and bake as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Omit shredded cheese topping for dairy-free meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Upside Down Nacho Skillet

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and add contents of the bag to skillet to reheat. Once reheated, add tortilla chips into the beef mixture and top with shredded pepper Jack cheese. Bake at 350 F for 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
Serve with fruit.