Costa Vida Copycat Raspberry Chipotle Nachos

This recipe stemmed from a happy accident at the grocery store. I was picking up Sweet Baby Ray's and accidentally grabbed a bottle of their Raspberry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce. I couldn't use it with what I was making, but does it ever work for this Costa Vida copycat recipe!

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The whole family will absolutely LOVE these nachos. They're a real big hit and super simple. A great alternative to Mac & Cheese or PB & J on those days where you don’t really want to cook.

Costa Vida Raspberry Chipotle Nachos

This recipe will feed my family of SIX!

cookie sheet
sauté pan
colander or strainer
tin foil

Fast Recipe — 2 chicken breasts
Fastest Recipe — 1 can of chicken
Sweet Baby Ray's Raspberry Chipotle Barbeque Sauce
Carne Asada seasoning — this you can find at most specialty markets (I buy mine from California by the case)
1 can black beans
shredded cheese to taste (I like a lot!)
1 bag tortilla chips
1 bag salad mix
sour cream

If you are using chicken breast, slice it into strips before putting it in the pan. If you are a planner, you can marinade the chicken breast in some lime juice and Carne seasoning.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Put the chicken in the pan and cook it/heat it up and sprinkle the Carne Asada over the chicken.

While that is heating, put the tin foil on the cookie sheet. Pour the whole bag of chips on the cookie sheet. Put on the cheese all over the chips and place into the oven for 5 minutes. 

While that is melting a bit, rinse your beans. Rinsing your beans will reduce the amount of gas they produce. :) Pull out the cookie sheet, put on the chicken and beans, and place it back in the oven. It is also optional to add a little more cheese. Something very important I learned from my mother: there is never, never enough cheese!

Then back in the oven it goes until the cheese is all melty, ooey gooey goodness!

Last, you drizzle the Sweet Baby Ray's Raspberry Chipotle Barbecue Sauce all over the top. Dish it up or eat family style right off the sheet! My kids like to add lettuce, salsa, and sour cream. Favorite salsa for mom (me) is Herdez; it's more on the fresh salsa side of the scale.

Hope you enjoy this simple and fast recipe. What's your favorite nacho topping?