Ultimate Nachos

Ultimate Nachos
Staff Writer

Dean Corbett


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:

726 calories

Dietary restrictions:

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

Daily value:



  • Fat 56g 86%
  • Carbs 8g 3%
  • Saturated 26g 131%
  • Fiber 2g 9%
  • Trans 3g
  • Sugars 4g
  • Monounsaturated 20g
  • Polyunsaturated 2g
  • Protein 45g 91%
  • Cholesterol 184mg 61%
  • Sodium 1,276mg 53%
  • Calcium 565mg 57%
  • Magnesium 63mg 16%
  • Potassium 719mg 21%
  • Iron 4mg 23%
  • Zinc 9mg 61%
  • Phosphorus 628mg 90%
  • Vitamin A 300µg 33%
  • Vitamin C 64mg 106%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 10%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 37%
  • Niacin (B3) 7mg 36%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 37%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 62µg 16%
  • Vitamin B12 4µg 65%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 10%
  • Vitamin K 35µg 44%
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