Who doesn't love a good nacho!? Especially on Super Bowl Sunday! I LOOVE nachos but I'm not a big fan of all of the greasy, gross cheese and fake chemicals that come along with the nachos you normally order out. So, I've healthified (can you say that?) these nachos up so that they are packed with more nutrition but still deliver on taste! Dig in my friends.
1 lb organic, local Foster Farms ground turkey
Organic sweet potato chips. Sometimes I get lazy and go ahead and buy the chips instead of making them myself. The BEST brand is Jackson's Honest chips. Just sweet potato, coconut oil and salt!
1/2 a white onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves
2 TBSP ghee or grass-fed butter
1 tsp Trader Joe's Lemon Lime Salt
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp sea salt
In a large pan, heat ghee until melted and then brown chopped onions and garlic.
Once browned, add paprika, lemon lime salt, tomato paste and sea salt to the pan and sauté for a minute. Then, add all of the turkey and cook through.
After the turkey is cooked, begin making your nacho "cheese". Recipe is below!
After you've made your cheese, you're ready to begin plating your nachos.
Place the sweet potato chips neatly on the perimeter of a serving platter, leaving a large space in the center. Use a spoon and gently place the spicy turkey mix over the bottom half of the chips. Once the turkey has been placed, add dollops of salsa and guacamole over the top and then sprinkle with cilantro. Then, pour the cheese into a bowl and place in the middle for dipping!
Paleo Nacho Cheese
1 1/4 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup olive oil
1 1/2 tbsp tapioca flour
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 tbsp white miso paste
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup almond meal
Add the chicken stock, oil and tapioca flour to a small heavy bottom saucepan. Whisk together until well combined and tapioca is dissolved, more or less. Then bring the mixture to the boil and remove from the heat.Whisk again, it should thicken quite a bit.
Now add the yeast flakes, miso, nutritional yeast flakes, miso, lemon juice, onion powder, garlic powder and a pinch of salt. Whisk together and then add the almond meal. Whisk again until well combined. Place the saucepan back on the heat and stir for about 2 minutes over medium-low heat. Make sure to stir a lot to prevent the mixture from sticking to the bottom. If you want a thinner sauce, skip the last 2 minutes of stirring over the heat and if you wanted it thicker, stir for a little bit longer.
This cheese recipe is compliments of Eat Drink Paleo! Yummy!
* This post was sponsored by Foster Farms. I really love their new line of organic, local, non gmo ground turkey and am happy to share their brand with you here on my blog! Thank you so much for supporting my Darby Jackson Wellness efforts. If you have questions about why I choose to partner with certain brands, please don't hesitate to email me firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!