Ultimate Nachos

Dean Corbett


  • 2 Pounds  ground beef
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  smoked chipotle powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  ground coriander
  • 1 Teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon  ground chili powder
  • 1 Teaspoon  kosher salt
  • 1 Teaspoon  freshly cracked black pepper
  • large yellow onion, diced
  • bell peppers, mixed colors, diced
  • 1/2 Cup  tomato purée
  • 1/4 Cup  hot sauce
  • bunch cilantro, minced
  • 4 Cups  mixed blend of shredded cheese such as smoked Gouda, aged Cheddar, and Monterey Jack cheese
  •   Guacamole, for garnish
  •   Sour cream, for garnish
  •   Salsa, for garnish
  •   Green onions, diced
  •   Jalapeños, seeded and diced


Go all out with your nachos this year and serve this ultimate version. You’ll find the ground beef mixture is good enough to use in your favorite chili, but you won’t be able to resist it spread on a crunchy chip and topped with oozing cheese, either. 


In a skillet, cook ground beef until nicely browned, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as you go. Drain the beef of its fat and return the pan to the stove. Add the chipotle, chili powder, cumin, coriander, and salt and pepper to taste. Then add the onion and bell peppers. Sauté until onion caramelizes, about 5 minutes, then stir in the tomato purée, hot sauce, and cilantro. Heat through and set aside.

Place 9 chips on an oven-safe platter. Top each chip with 1 teaspoon of the ground beef mix and cheese and bake until cheese is melted. Repeat with another layer or just top, in order, with guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, jalapeño and, green onions.


Calories per serving:

1,080 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 514g 791%
  • Carbs 57g 19%
  • Saturated 258g 1,291%
  • Fiber 14g 54%
  • Trans 22g
  • Sugars 26g
  • Monounsaturated 163g
  • Polyunsaturated 20g
  • Protein 399g 798%
  • Cholesterol 1,640mg 547%
  • Sodium 11,032mg 460%
  • Calcium 6,930mg 693%
  • Magnesium 519mg 130%
  • Potassium 4,710mg 135%
  • Iron 25mg 141%
  • Zinc 73mg 488%
  • Phosphorus 6,249mg 893%
  • Vitamin A 3,179µg 353%
  • Vitamin C 381mg 635%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 68%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 6mg 357%
  • Niacin (B3) 44mg 219%
  • Vitamin B6 5mg 234%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 509µg 127%
  • Vitamin B12 28µg 467%
  • Vitamin D 7µg 2%
  • Vitamin E 17mg 83%
  • Vitamin K 226µg 283%
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