Feast on tostone nachos using fried plantains instead of chips! Topped with ground beef picadillo, lots of cheese and avocado, this appetizer is good to the last bite!
I just found my new favorite snack, but I’m not sure what to call them.
Tostones nachos? Nachos de tostones? Tostonachos?
I don’t know, but they will definitely be on the menu for the Super Bowl and any other time I need an appetizer!
Ingredients for Tostone Nachos
Let me just say that you can use whatever toppings you like. Please use my recipe to spark ideas you would enjoy eating!
Tostones – I have a detailed Puerto Rican tostones recipe posted here. If scaling this recipe up or down, figure at least 1 plantain per person.
To make this quick and easy, you can use plantain chips from the grocery store instead of tostones.
You can also find frozen tostones at many stores or Hispanic supermarkets. Goya brand makes some!
I’ve also frozen homemade tostones myself. Next time you make a batch cook up extra and freeze so you can pull them out at a moment’s notice.
Picadillo – you can find my ground beef Puerto Rican picadillo recipe here.
This is another recipe that I make extra and freeze for days when I don’t feel like cooking!
You can use a different meat as well. Leftover pernil would be sooo good!
Cheese – I used white American cheese since it is nice and melty.
You can use whatever cheese you like or a mix of cheeses.
Cheddar, Monterrey Jack, gouda or mozzarella would all be really good!
You can also use a nacho cheese sauce such as Cheez Whiz.
Avocado – I wanted a really fresh topping and this avocado hit the spot!
Other topping ideas:
- Hot peppers
- Black, red or pink beans
What toppings do you think would be good? I’d love to hear your ideas in a comment below!
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a large cookie sheet with nonstick spray.
- Add the tostones to the cookie sheet in a single layer.
- Top with half the cheese, picadillo and then the rest of the cheese.
- Bake for about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with avocado and serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 279Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 252mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 13g