This hearty nacho cheese dip is better than your average thrown-together, processed-cheese nacho mix. Serve during the big game or party, or bring with you to work and watch the pot get scraped clean. Serve with yellow corn tortilla chips and pickled jalapeno slices.

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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour the cheese sauce into a large slow cooker. Cover, and set to High.

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  • Place a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the ground beef until completely browned; stir in the taco seasoning. Reserving the fat in the skillet, use a slotted spoon to transfer the beef to the slow cooker and stir into the cheese.

  • Return the skillet to medium heat. Combine the onion and chili powder in the skillet; cook until the onion softens. Stir in the tomatoes with green chiles. Add to the cheese mixture and stir through. If sauce is too thick, stir in up to 1/2 cup water.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

478.4 calories; 14.2 g protein; 23 g carbohydrates; 69.7 mg cholesterol; 1796.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2008
This recipe is awesome. It was a delight to see it on the sight. I've prepared my nachos like this for years. The only suggestions I might add is to add a bit of milk to the processed cheese sauce in the jar and add salsa and jalapenos to the mix. I top off my nachos with sour cream and green onions. This is definitely an meal for sports night or for a kids party or to use as a party dip. Just good stuff! Note: if you prefer to use fresh or block processed cheese instead of jar cheese you can use mild cheddar/american/provolone mixed a mexican cheese blend or block processed cheese like velveeta and mix it with 1 cup of milk and it comes out great. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/09/2012
Cam out rather runny and the taste was just okay. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2008
This recipe is awesome. It was a delight to see it on the sight. I've prepared my nachos like this for years. The only suggestions I might add is to add a bit of milk to the processed cheese sauce in the jar and add salsa and jalapenos to the mix. I top off my nachos with sour cream and green onions. This is definitely an meal for sports night or for a kids party or to use as a party dip. Just good stuff! Note: if you prefer to use fresh or block processed cheese instead of jar cheese you can use mild cheddar/american/provolone mixed a mexican cheese blend or block processed cheese like velveeta and mix it with 1 cup of milk and it comes out great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2008
This recipe is awesome. It was a delight to see it on the sight. I've prepared my nachos like this for years. The only suggestions I might add is to add a bit of milk to the processed cheese sauce in the jar and add salsa and jalapenos to the mix. I top off my nachos with sour cream and green onions. This is definitely an meal for sports night or for a kids party or to use as a party dip. Just good stuff! Note: if you prefer to use fresh or block processed cheese instead of jar cheese you can use mild cheddar/american/provolone mixed a mexican cheese blend or block processed cheese like velveeta and mix it with 1 cup of milk and it comes out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2008
Absolutely fantastic...easily the best nacho sauce I've ever had! Hubby and I were craving nachos so I made this for dinner with a bit of scaling down. I used two cans of nacho sauce one pound of ground beef one packet of taco seasoning half of an onion one can of tomatoes and chilies and 1/4 tsp of chili powder. I also went ahead and drained the ground beef (there was plenty of grease left in the pan). I used a big pot instead of a slow cooker and it was fine. I didn't add water since we like our dip thick and hearty. It was REALLY good; we had ours in individual soup bowls and used flour tortillas and nacho chips for dipping. We added chopped green onions on top. The only thing missing was sour cream (didn't have any). We had more than enough dip--enough for lunch the next day. Just in case anyone's interested I would say I got enough dip to feed 4 nacho lovers as a main course and 6-8 as a snack. Yummy yum YUM!! Thanks Slim!!!!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2010
Instead of the jar cheese I prefer to use velveeta block cheese. It tastes less processed to me Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2010
I scaled the recipe WAY down and cooked it all on the stove. I had one can of nacho cheese sauce about one lb of ground beef a tablespoon of taco seasoning half a yellow onion one tablespoon chili powder one can diced tomatoes with green chilies and I didn't use any water. Make sure you drain your tomatoes really good I didn't and my cheese sauce was a little runny. It didn't look like cheese sauce but it was tasty. I used it for the beef in over the top nachos from this site. Not sure if I would make it again but it was pretty good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2007
I added 3 cups of jalapeños and I use the large can of nacho sauce from a food warehouse chain. It should be a 6 lb can. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2011
This is the best nacho sauce easy to make and everyone who tries it loves it. I have made this with both hamburger and sausage. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2007
This nacho sauce is excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2011
You can also make this with good quality sausage and it comes out great too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2009
Was pretty good! Everyone seemed to like it:) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/09/2012
Cam out rather runny and the taste was just okay. Read More
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