Blue Corn Tortilla & Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes Nachos Recipe.

Blue Corn and Cherry Tomatos Nachos
Gourmet Nachos
Gourmet Nachos

This is an easy to make party and picnic friendly recipe, which can just as easily be used for a normal homemade meal. Can be made under 30 minutes.

I even saved you from cutting up the tomatoes by using the cherries kind.

I decided to create this because my son’s friend is a picky eater, and I was taking him to the school movie night. This dish could also be easily be shared with all the other families who we would meet up with.

In the photo, you can see a mixture of blue corn and yellow corn chips, but you can use just the blue corn chips by itself, I used both because it just made for better colors and guaranteed the kids would have a choice between the chips if they didn’t want to eat one or the other.

Ingredients. 

  • 3/4 of 16 oz box of cherry tomatoes. (About 340 grams.)
  • 1/2 Lb (220g) of ground (mince) beef.
  • 1 bag of corn chips. They usually run around 10oz and 300g-ish. If you want two different color chips then buy the smaller bags if available. (I at first wrote “bi-colors,” but that had a different meaning to what I was thinking…. ha.)
  • 1/2 Lb (220g) of ground (mince) beef.
  • 1/2 a small onion
  • 1 can of black beans.
  • 12 oz (340g) of grated cheese.
  • (In the US you can buy “Mexican Mix” which is Cheddar, Jack and Colby already grated, but otherwise anything you like, use one kind of cheese or mix it up. Try Mozzarella or even Gouda if you love those!
  • Sour Cream
  • Cilantro to throw on top if you have time and inclination.

How to. 

Turn on oven to 400 F (200c)

Cut up onions. Sautéed around three in medium to low heat, until transparent.

Put in the beef, sautéed for about four minutes until the outside is cooked and the inside is still a little pink.

(Add salt and pepper to taste)

Put in the can of beans and 3/4 of the tomatoes.

Cook until the beans are hot and the cherry tomatoes are starting to go soft. Five to eight minutes.

Turn off heat, leave everything in the frying pan. Check everything is cooked through.

Layer first level of chips.

Pour 1/3 of beef mixture on top.

Scatter 1/3 of cheese inbetween.

Do this three times.

Balance the uncooked tomatoes on the top layer and around the rim of the cooking pan.

Put in over for about 5 to 8 minutes for the cheese to melt.

Scatter chopped cilantro over the top if you want.

Serve with sour cream for dipping.

*This was made in a tin foil pan, only because I didn’t want to bring a ceramic one to a picnic.

*I used grass fed beef and heirloom cherry tomatoes hence the orange and yellow colors.

You can use your leftovers tomatoes for:

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Pesto Pasta

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A quick Italian Lunch 

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About Sunny Skies Kitchen

Yan lives in Los Angeles, California with her son in a home with a small but busy kitchen. Her goal is to create enough original recipes to publish a cookbook.

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  1. […] August 30, 2017 By Sunny Skies Kitchen Here’s something easy for lunch today. At the supermarket by the Heirloom Tomatoes, they had put out Burrata–a soft Mozzarella– and it made me think of this simple dish: Stirato bread, sliced tomatoes, balsamic vinegar dripped onto olive oil, with a pinch of black pepper. Dip the bread in the oil and vinegar and top with the cheese and tomato. The first time I had this was at a friend’s house in Milan, and I remember thinking, how I had all those ingredients in my life and never knew to put it together, especially vinegar and olive oil and I missed out on something. I have a good bottle of Balsamic just for these moments, and use a cheaper one for cooking. I like Rollins Family Farm Vinegar, it’s very heavy and sweet, and doesn’t have any sharpness in it. Some people find it too heavy and thick. Cheap vinegar and bread might not give you the full experience, but I say try it anyway. Also as they didn’t have Stirato bread I just grabbed a sour dough baguette at the bakery section. You can always use the leftover burratta or heirloom tomatoes from these recipes to make a quick lunch. Pesto Pasta Gourmet Tacos […]

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