Sara Moulton's Time Saving Dinners
Sara Moulton, host of "Sara's Secrets" on the Food Network and executive chef for Gourmet, has a new cookbook out called "Sara's Secrets for Weeknight Meals." She demonstrated on "Good Morning America" how to prepare recipes from her latest collection.
Everyone loves nachos, but we wondered how to transform this all-American barroom staple made of tacos and melted cheese into a respectable (and less fattening) dinner entrée. Here's how: Use the nachos as a pie crust and cut back on the cheese in favor of bell peppers, corn, onions, and black beans. In fact, almost any vegetable from the salad bar would work nicely in this recipe --
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a shallow 2 1/2-quart baking dish. Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat until hot. Reduce the heat to medium; add the peppers and onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the salsa, corn, beans, and juice. Bring the mixture to a boil.
Arrange half of the crushed chips in the bottom of the baking dish. Stir half of the cheese into the vegetable mixture and spoon over the chips. Top with the remaining chips and cheese. Bake until the edges begin to bubble, about 30 minutes.
Recipe copyright © 2005, Sara Moulton from her cookbook, Sara's Secrets for Weeknight Meals.