These nachos can be served as a meal, but all the good stuff makes for a great appetizer or snack while watching a game or a quick lunch for your family and friends. Better plan on making two plates of these, they're really good! Serve with sour cream, salsa, and guacamole.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large frying pan, brown ground beef with onion, salt and pepper over medium heat. Break the meat into very small pieces while it is cooking. After the meat is thoroughly cooked, drain off the grease.

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  • Arrange chips on a microwavable platter. Spread beans over the chips. Layer with 1/2 of the cheese, the ground beef mixture, and remaining cheese. Arrange jalapeno peppers on top.

  • Microwave on medium-high until cheese has melted. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

829 calories; protein 33.6g; carbohydrates 58.4g; fat 52.1g; cholesterol 118.6mg; sodium 845.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Yummy! I took some suggestions from the previous reviewers: I added taco seasoning to the ground beef (using Taco Seasoning recipe from this site). I spread the tortilla chips onto a cookie sheet, and baked for about 10 minutes at 350 to make them crispy. Then I just added the toppings onto that. Popped the pan back into the oven until the cheese melted, and it was done. I did not heat the refried beans first though, I wish I had, they were difficult to spread, so I just ended up plopping spoonfuls onto the chips. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/18/2009
As written this is ok -- a good basic recipe but kind of bland which is why I only gave it 3 stars. To perk it up a bit I followed others' suggestions by adding taco seasoning to the meat & baking the chips at 350 for about 8 minutes. I prepared 6 separate plates. On top of the chips I thinly layered the beans (which were heated first) & meat. I topped that with nacho cheese salsa warmed in the microwave then mild tomato salsa chopped green onions sliced black olives some chopped tomato shredded cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream. I served extras of the chips & toppings on the side along with hot sauce and sliced jalapeno peppers for the more adventurous. There were no leftovers! Next time I will add shredded lettuce to the mix. Read More
(16)
199 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 107
  • 4 star values: 64
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Yummy! I took some suggestions from the previous reviewers: I added taco seasoning to the ground beef (using Taco Seasoning recipe from this site). I spread the tortilla chips onto a cookie sheet, and baked for about 10 minutes at 350 to make them crispy. Then I just added the toppings onto that. Popped the pan back into the oven until the cheese melted, and it was done. I did not heat the refried beans first though, I wish I had, they were difficult to spread, so I just ended up plopping spoonfuls onto the chips. Read More
(398)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Everyone enjoyed these at our Sunday night card party. I baked chips in oven for about 6-8 minutes, cooked meat with Taco seasoning as others did. I melted a 3 ounce brick of cream cheese with the beans for ease of spreading. Then topped everything with sour cream, guacamole, chopped Roma toms, minced green onions, and sliced black olives. Messy, but yummy! Thanks Charlie. Read More
(318)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I heated my beans before putting the mixture on the chips. It helped to make it a little easier to spread. I also placed my chips in the oven before I added the ingredients to make them crispier. Once assembled I placed them back in the oven as opposed to the microwave. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2011
These are pretty good for something quick, but I wouldn't call them "Over the Top". The ground beef really needed some seasoning, so I used "Taco Seasoning I" from this site. I also used a Mexican blend cheese. I didn't microwave this, instead I layered everything in a 9x13 foil pan and baked it in the oven. When everything was nice and melted I prettied it up a bit by adding some shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, black olives, chopped green onions, and a nice dollup of sour cream on top. Overall, not bad with a side of a couple sides of homemade salsa and guacamole - very filling. Read More
(201)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Delicious. My boyfriend is a picky eater and loved these. The chips stay crispier if you bake them at 350 for 8 minutes. TRY THEM THEY ARE GREAT! Read More
(94)
Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2005
Restaurant quality nachos. We added shredded lettuce diced tomatoes guacomole and sour cream. It made a lot more than we anticipated we ended up transfering it into a 9X13 pan so we could eat it more easily while watching Sunday football! We already have plans to make it again this weekend! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2008
Nachos are quite possibly the most fun food ever- so I can't see how anything would get a bad rating. You can adjust everything according to taste because a recipe is more like a loose guideline than a strict set of rules. At any rate- the taco seasoning on the meat was awesome- I also used pickled jalapenos cheese black olives and warm low fat refried beans. I served with sour cream and salsa. My husband deemed them the best nachos he's ever had! Popping the chips into the oven for a couple of minutes before topping works wonders with soggy issues. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
Big hit at our 4th of July BBQ! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I seasoned my meat with taco seasoning. These are great! Read More
(35)
Rating: 3 stars
11/18/2009
As written this is ok -- a good basic recipe but kind of bland which is why I only gave it 3 stars. To perk it up a bit I followed others' suggestions by adding taco seasoning to the meat & baking the chips at 350 for about 8 minutes. I prepared 6 separate plates. On top of the chips I thinly layered the beans (which were heated first) & meat. I topped that with nacho cheese salsa warmed in the microwave then mild tomato salsa chopped green onions sliced black olives some chopped tomato shredded cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream. I served extras of the chips & toppings on the side along with hot sauce and sliced jalapeno peppers for the more adventurous. There were no leftovers! Next time I will add shredded lettuce to the mix. Read More
(16)
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