Ultimate Nachos Recipe


Cal/Serving: 1,072
Daily Value: 54%
Servings: 6

Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free, Egg-Free, Peanut-Free, Tree-Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Fish-Free, Shellfish-Free, Alcohol-Free
Vitamin A3187IU64%
Vitamin C62mg103%
Thiamin (B1)0mg10%
Riboflavin (B2)1mg52%
Niacin (B3)7mg36%
Vitamin B61mg40%
Folic Acid (B9)68µg17%
Vitamin B125µg76%
Vitamin D1µg0%
Vitamin E2mg11%
Vitamin K21µg26%
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated29g0%
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated2g0%
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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. 


  • 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
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 2 bell peppers, mixed colors, diced
  • 1/2 cup tomato purée
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • 1 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


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.

Recipe Details

Servings: 6

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