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Ultimate Nachos

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

Crunchy, salty tortilla chips covered in melty cheese, savory meat, beans, and lots of fresh toppings. This is the BEST nachos recipe! They are easy to make and can be served as an appetizer, snack, or even dinner.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: nachos
Servings: 6
Calories: 794kcal


For the meat:

For the nachos:

  • 12 oz bag tortilla chips
  • 15 oz black beans, rinsed and drained (can use pinto beans or refried beans)
  • 4 cups grated cheddar cheese, can use Monterey Jack or a mix


  • Diced red onion or sliced green onion
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Sliced black olives
  • Fresh chopped cilantro leaves
  • Diced avocado or Guacamole
  • Sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • Jalapeño slices
  • Pickled Red Onion
  • Salsa


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • To make the taco meat: In a medium skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Brown the ground beef for about 5 minutes, breaking up the meat into small pieces using a wooden spoon. Drain any excess fat. Season with chili powder, cumin, salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and oregano. Pour in the water and let simmer for 5 minutes or until thickened. Turn off heat and set aside.
  • On a large-rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil, arrange the tortilla chips in single layer, it’s ok if the chips overlap a little. Top with half of the grated cheese, the cooked meat, and the black beans. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top.
  • Place the pan in the oven and bake for 5 to 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  • Remove from the oven and top with your favorite toppings. Serve immediately.


Calories: 794kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 1141mg | Potassium: 723mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1328IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 631mg | Iron: 5mg