Devin Alexander’s Chorizo Nachos

January 30, 2012

Chorizo Nachos

Devin’s tips: I served these nachos at the reunion dinner I hosted for former Biggest Loser contestants before the Season 10 finale, and they were a huge hit. This dish is one of the favorite recipes among everyone in my test kitchen as well. These nachos would be very impressive to serve on game day—what could be more perfect for snacking than cheesy nachos with homemade chorizo? Since you can make the chorizo in advance, you can whip up these nachos in no time.

This recipe makes 1 serving

Olive oil spray (propellant free)
21/2 ounces uncooked Mexican Chorizo
1 ounce (about 11 chips) all-natural baked tortilla chips
1/3 cup rinsed and drained canned, no-salt-added black beans, heated
2 tablespoons all-natural salsa con queso, heated
¼ cup well-drained fresh pico de gallo or fresh salsa
1 tablespoon finely chopped whole scallions

Place a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
When hot, lightly mist the pan with spray and add the chorizo.
Cook, breaking it into large chunks, for 1 to 2 minutes, or until no longer pink.
Arrange the chips on a dinner plate. Top them evenly with the beans, then the chorizo. Drizzle the salsa con queso evenly over top. Top them with the pico de gallo and scallions and serve immediately.

Nutritional info per serving: 335 calories, 22 g protein, 47 g carbohydrates (<1 g sugar), 7 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 37 mg cholesterol, 7 g fiber, 557 mg sodium

Devin travels the country lecturing and consulting for major U.S. food and cookware companies. She’s on the Advisory Board of the American Culinary Federation’s Chef Child Foundation, Larry King Foundation’s Go-To-Chef to speak on “Obesity in America”, she recently returned from the White House as part of Michelle Obama’s, Chefs Move To Schools Program; and we are proud to have her as a contributor to - you can find her recipes and tips every Tuesday and visit her at

Reprinted from: The Biggest Loser Flavors of the World Cookbook by Devin Alexander (c) 2011 by Universal Studios Licensing LLLP. The Biggest Loser (TM ) and NBC Studios, Inc., and Reveille LLC. Permission granted by Rodale, Inc.