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Loaded Beef Nachos

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  • prep time: 5 min
  • total time: 30 min
  • serves: 8 people
  • calories: 548 1 serving

Need a quick weeknight dinner?  Loaded Beef Nachos.  Need some party food?  Loaded Beef Nachos.  Need a dish you can customize?  Loaded Beef Nachos.  And it's ready in 30 minutes with only 4 ingredients you probably already have on hand!  Ground beef is simmered in salsa for tons of flavor, then piled onto tortilla chips, topped with cheese and baked.  They are hearty and filling as is, but topping them is the fun part!  Start with more fresh-tasting salsa, then add some chopped red or green onion, olives and cilantro.  Or go spicy with pickled or fresh jalapeño slices.  Use up that half can of beans or that last bit of sour cream in the fridge- or all of the above- there's nothing Loaded Beef Nachos can't do!

Ingredients

cost per recipe: $13.47

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 1/2 cups Pace® Chunky Salsa (amount divided in recipe steps below)
  • 1 package (about 11 ounces) tortilla chips
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese or shredded Cheddar Jack cheese (about 8 ounces)

Instructions

  • Tips

    • Can this recipe be cut in half for 4 servings?  Yes!  Just use half the amount of each ingredient.  For the salsa, add 1 cup to the beef mixture, then top with another 1/4 cup after baking.
  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 350°F.  While the oven is heating, season the beef with salt and pepper.  Cook the beef in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until well browned, stirring often to separate meat. Pour off any fat.

  • Step 2

    Stir 2 cups salsa in the skillet and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 5 minutes or until the beef is done.

  • Step 3

    Arrange the tortilla chips on a rimmed baking sheet. Top with the beef mixture and cheese.

  • Step 4

    Bake for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup salsa and add your favorite nacho or taco toppings.

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  • Nacho PARTY

    Evan E.
    April 24, 2018

    ME MYLSELF AND I enjoyed a nice plate of this D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S NACHOCHOS highly recommend unless your allergic to cheese, good luck have fun!

  • Festive Taco Nachos

    biged35va
    October 25, 2011

    Our family loved it

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Calories 548
Total Fat 31 g
Sat. Fat 11.4 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 102 mg
Sodium 752 mg
Total Carb 30 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugar 2 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 32 g
Vitamin D 1 %DV
Calcium 21 %DV
Iron 15 %DV
Potassium 12 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.