Chili Cheese Dog Nachos

Total Time:
5 hr 35 min
30 min
5 min
5 hr

7 servings

  • 3 hot dogs with about 40 calories and 1g fat or less each
  • 2 cups EZ as 1-2-3 Alarm Turkey Chili (recipe follows) or low-fat turkey or veggie chili
  • 1 (7-ounce) bag baked tortilla chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped white onion
  • 3 slices fat-free American cheese, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped scallions, for garnish
  • EZ as 1-2-3-Alarm Turkey Chili:
  • 1 (29-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chili beans (pinto beans in chili sauce), not drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen sliced or chopped carrots
  • 1 cup frozen sweet corn kernels
  • 2 bell peppers (different colors), chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 to 3 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped, sauce reserved
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pound raw lean ground turkey
  • Salt
  • Special equipment: crock pot
  • Preheat broiler.

  • Chop hot dogs into small pieces. Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat on the stove. Add chili and hot dog pieces, and cook them until thoroughly heated, about 3 minutes. Set aside.

  • Arrange chips on an oven-safe platter or in a large casserole dish. Top the chips first with the chili-dog mixture and then with onion.

  • Top evenly with cheese strips.

  • Place under the broiler until the cheese begins to melt and bubble, about 2 minutes. Top or serve with sour cream. Garnish with scallions. Eat!

  • PER SERVING (1/7th of recipe, 1 ounce chips with toppings): 218 calories, 3g fat, 674mg sodium, 36g carbs, 4.25g fiber, 4g sugars, 13g protein

EZ as 1-2-3-Alarm Turkey Chili:
  • Combine all of the ingredients except the turkey and salt in a large bowl. Add 2 teaspoons of adobo sauce from the canned chipotle peppers. Mix to combine and coat all of the beans and veggies with sauce.

  • Put the turkey in the bottom of the crock pot and break it up into small chunks. Pour the chili mixture on top and mix.

  • Cover and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or on low for 7 to 8 hours. Stir to distribute the turkey. Add salt, to taste. Mmmmm!!! Yield: 12 servings.

  • PER SERVING (1/12th of recipe, about 1 cup): 176 calories, 3g fat, 765mg sodium, 23g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 6g sugars, 13g protein

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