- 12 ounce bag of tortilla chips I prefer Tostitos Original
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 large onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
- 15 ounce can refried beans
- ¼ cup water
- 2 cups freshly grated sharp Cheddar cheese
- 2 cups freshly grated Monterey Jack cheese
- 4 ounces sliced olives drained
- 2 Roma tomatoes seeded and diced
- 2 green onions thinly sliced
- ½ cup pickled jalapenos drained
- sour cream
Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with foil.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add a tablespoon of olive oil. Add onions and cook, stirring often, until soft; 5-6 minutes. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink; 5-6 minutes. Drain grease.
Add garlic, taco seasoning and a pinch of salt and cook for about 5 more minutes. Stir in refried beans and water.
Arrange half of the tortilla chips on the sheet pan. Top with half of the beef mixture, half of the cheese, half of olives and half of the pickled jalapenos. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
Bake in the 425 degree oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
Top with diced tomatoes, sliced green onions and pickled jalapenos. Serve with guacamole and sour cream.
Servings: This recipe will make about 6 servings for a meal and 8-10 servings as an appetizer.
Vegetarian: Grab some vegetarian refried beans and skip the ground beef. Ad any other toppings you like.
Spicy: If you want to really bring the heat, add some cayenne pepper to the meat mixture, add fresh jalapenos instead of pickled, or swap out the cheese for Pepper Jack.
Storing and Reheating: Nachos are best served fresh; they tend to get soggy if refrigerated. If you have some leftover and want to save them, store in an airtight container for 1-2 days. Scrape off any sour cream or guacamole before reheating. Reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds.
Calories: 495kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 25gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 991mgPotassium: 320mgFiber: 5gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 748IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 426mgIron: 3mg