Nachos are a great dish for sharing while watching the game, or as finger food on the buffet, or even as part of a meal.
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 17minutes
Total Time 32minutes
Nacho Meat Ingredients
1Tbspolive oil or vegetable oil
1cooking onionfinely chopped
2Tbspof taco seasoningstore bought, or make your own with the recipe below
1/2tspred pepper flakes
1green chile pepper (such as a jalapeno pepper)finely chopped (optional)
1lbground beefor chicken or turkey
Nacho Topping Ingredients
shredded cheddar cheese
sliced jalapeno peppers
1fresh chile pepper (such as a jalapeno pepper)finely chopped (optional)
1Tbspcooking onionfinely chopped
2Tbspfresh cilantro leaves
How To Make Nacho Meat
Heat the oil in a saute pan over medium heat.
Saute the chopped onion and garlic until soft, 3 - 5 minutes.
Add the taco seasonings, pepper flakes and chile pepper (if using).
Stir until the seasonings are well mixed in with the onions.
Add the ground meat and cook until browned all the way through, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 10 minutes.
How To Put Together Easy Nachos
Spread a single layer of tortilla chips on a plate.
Sprinkle half of the shredded cheese along with the ground meat over the chips. You can also include other toppings that can be heated (such as re-fried beans)
Spread another layer of tortilla chips on top.
Sprinkle the rest of the cheese and ground meat over the top.
Heat the plate in the microwave until the cheese is melted (about 2 minutes).
Add the salsa and other toppings over the top.
How To Make Taco Seasoning
Combine the chili powder, oregano and cumin in a small bowl.
How To Make Salsa
Combine all of the salsa ingredients in a bowl and mix.
Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
The flavors in the salsa get better after sitting for a few hours, so putting the salsa together a day in advance makes it taste better.The meat can also be made ahead of time and refrigerated. Which makes prepping this dish in advance very easy.To serve nachos for a crowd, it's easier to replace the grated cheese with our crock pot cheese dip. Then put all of the fixings out on a table and let people make their own nachos.
Easy Nachos from https://www.fromhousetohome.com/recipes/easy-nachos/