Ultimate Nachos

Staff Writer
Ultimate Nachos
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. 

6
Servings
678
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.
 

Nacho Shopping Tip

How hot is that chile pepper? Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Nacho Cooking Tip

When preparing appetizers try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.

Nacho Wine Pairing

Malbec, syrah/shiraz, mourvèdre, Rhône blends, zinfandel, petite sirah, primitivo, or carménère with meat- and bean-based dishes; viognier or grüner veltliner with seafood dishes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
50g
78%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
24g
100%
Cholesterol
189mg
63%
Protein
45g
91%
Carbs
9g
3%
Vitamin A
226µg
25%
Vitamin B12
4µg
72%
Vitamin B6
0.8mg
38%
Vitamin C
64mg
100%
Vitamin D
0.5µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
2mg
10%
Vitamin K
30µg
37%
Calcium
557mg
56%
Fiber
2g
9%
Folate (food)
56µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
56µg
14%
Iron
4mg
24%
Magnesium
64mg
16%
Monounsaturated
19g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
7mg
37%
Phosphorus
667mg
95%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
783mg
22%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
32.5%
Sodium
969mg
40%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
9.2%
Trans
2g
N/A
Zinc
9mg
63%