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Recipe: SUPER BOWL WEEK: PORK AND PINTO BEAN NACHOS

The big game is this weekend. If you're planning a watch party, we'll help you plan the menu. This one should help spice up the buffet table. This recipe is a slightly healthier game-day option, found in Cooking Light magazine.

INGREDIENTS

Meat:

1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed

2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

1/2 teaspoon salt, divided

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Cooking spray

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 teaspoon minced garlic

Beans:

1 can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce

2 tablespoons water

2 teaspoons fresh lime juice

1 teaspoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 (15-ounce) cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained

4 applewood-smoked bacon slices, cooked and crumbled

Topping:

1 1/2 cans chopped plum tomato

1 cup diced avocado

1/2 cup chopped jicama

1/3 cup chopped onion

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/4 teaspoon salt

Remaining ingredients:

6 ounces sturdy tortilla chips (8 cups)

1 1/4 cups (5 oz.) shredded reduced-fat Colby and Monterey Jack cheese blend

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1 jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 500 degrees.

For meat, rub pork with 1 tablespoon oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and black pepper. Place pork in a shallow roasting pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 500 degrees for 23 minutes or until a thermometer registers 160 degrees. Remove from pan; cool 10 minutes. Shred pork with two forks to measure 2 cups; place in a small bowl. Stir in remaining 1 tablespoon oil, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons juice, and garlic.

For beans, remove 2 chipotle chiles and 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from can; reserve remaining chiles and sauce for another use. Drop chiles through food chute with food processor on; pulse 3 times or until coarsely chopped. Add adobo sauce, water, and next 4 ingredients (through beans); process 5 seconds or until smooth. Stir in bacon.

Preheat broiler.

For topping, combine plum tomato and the next 6 ingredients (through 1/4 teaspoon salt); toss well to coat.

Arrange tortilla chips in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet. Top evenly with bean mixture; top with meat mixture, and sprinkle with cheese. Broil 4 minutes or until cheese melts. Top evenly with topping, cilantro, and jalapeno.

Serve immediately.

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