Nachos in a Bag

Enjoy tasty nachos made using beans and tortilla chips that are ready in 20 minutes – perfect for Mexican snacks.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4

1
can (15 to 16 oz) pinto beans, rinsed, drained
2
teaspoons reduced-sodium taco seasoning mix (from 1.25-oz package)
1/4
cup thick-and-chunky salsa
4
cups (4 oz) bite-size tortilla chips (about 80 chips)
1/2
cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
1
small tomato, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/4
cup fat-free sour cream
4
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)

  • 1 In 1-quart saucepan, mix beans, taco seasoning mix and salsa. Heat over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until bubbly.
  • 2 Place 1 cup of the chips in each of four 1-quart plastic food-storage bags. Squeeze bag to crush chips slightly.
  • 3 Top chips with bean mixture. Divide remaining ingredients evenly among bags.

Expert Tips

If you've been to a football game or other outdoor sport lately, chances are you've seen Taco in a Bag. This recipe is a take-off on that high-fat snack. The beauty of this recipe is that you can take it in the car or on a picnic. It's also loaded with fiber, calcium, iron and great taste.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
640mg
640%;
Total Carbohydrate
50g
50%
(Dietary Fiber
10g
10%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
15g
15%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.