Ground Beef Nachos

One of our favorite appetizers…

Not just as an appetizer, sometimes I serve this as a main dish loaded with ground beef and cheese. You can make a lot of variations while making this. I’ve tried quite a few, if I am super lazy: I will just layer the tortilla chips, salsa and sprinkle cheddar cheese over it and bake it for 10 minutes. For a vegetarian version, I’ve added red beans or mixed beans to it. Other times with cooked chicken. Of all the ways I’ve tried the most delicious one is with ground beef. Even though I am not a huge fan of ground beef, when it comes to nachos I love it with ground beef.

This is perfect for munching during game nights and movie nights.

Ground Beef Nachos:

Ingredients:

For cooking ground beef:

  • Ground Beef, extra lean- 1 lb
  • Red onion or white onion, small chopped- 2
  • Oil- 2 tsp
  • Ground cumin- 1 1/2 tsp
  • Worcestershire sauce- 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Tomato sauce, low sodium- 1 can (8oz)

Other ingredients:

  • Tortilla chips– 1 bag
  • Salsa, medium (optional)- 1 jar, 430 mL
  • Jalapeno, pickled- according to your needs
  • Cheddar cheese, grated- according to your needs

Instruction

  • Heat a wok or large pan, add oil.
  • Add chopped onions, saute till tender.
  • Add ground beef and using a spatula break it till there are no lumps in it.
  • Cook till it is no longer pink.
  • Add ground cumin and worcestershire sauce, combine well.
  • Add tomato sauce and cook the ground beef till all the water dries off.
  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Grease a large baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Layer half of the tortilla chips as the first layer.
  • Layer half of the cooked ground beef as the second layer.
  • Layer half of the salsa as the third layer. If you don’t have salsa just ignore this step.
  • Add 5-6 jalapeno slices.
  • Sprinkle grated cheese over it.
  • Repeat the layers and sprinkle cheese over the top.
  • Place the dish in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes till the cheese has melted.
  • Serve in a plate and just dig in.
Tips:
  • You could make with just one layer of chips, beef, salsa and cheese.
  • Instead of ground beef, you could use diced chicken.
  • Vegetarians can add mixed beans instead of meat.
  • If you don’t want your nachos to be spicy, don’t use jalapenos.

 

Ground Beef Nachos
 
Ingredients
For cooking ground beef
  • Ground Beef, extra lean- 1 lb
  • Red onion or white onion, small chopped- 2
  • Oil- 2 tsp
  • Ground cumin- 1½ tsp
  • Worcestershire sauce- 1½ tbsp
  • Tomato sauce, low sodium- 1 can (8oz)
Other ingredients
  • Tortilla chips- 1 bag
  • Salsa, medium (optional)- 1 jar, 430 mL
  • Jalapeno, pickled- according to your needs
  • Cheddar cheese, grated- according to your needs
Instructions
  1. Heat a wok or large pan, add oil.
  2. Add chopped onions, saute till tender.
  3. Add ground beef and using a spatula break it till there are no lumps in it.
  4. Cook till it is no longer pink.
  5. Add ground cumin and worcestershire sauce, combine well.
  6. Add tomato sauce and cook the ground beef till all the water dries off.
  7. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  8. Grease a large baking dish with cooking spray.
  9. Layer half of the tortilla chips as the first layer.
  10. Layer half of the cooked ground beef as the second layer.
  11. Layer half of the salsa as the third layer. If you don't have salsa just ignore this step.
  12. Add 5-6 jalapeno slices.
  13. Sprinkle grated cheese over it.
  14. Repeat the layers and sprinkle cheese over the top.
  15. Place the dish in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes till the cheese has melted.
  16. Serve in a plate and just dig in.
Notes
You could make with just one layer of chips, beef, salsa and cheese.
Instead of ground beef, you could use diced chicken.
Vegetarians can add mixed beans instead of meat.
If you don't want your nachos to be spicy, don't use jalapenos.

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