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Loaded Nachos

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Luscious beef and bean nachos piled high with fixins!

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 whole Yellow Onion, Diced
  • 2 pounds Ground Beef
  • ½ teaspoons Chili Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Paprika
  • ½ teaspoons Cumin
  • ¼ teaspoons Crushed Red Pepper
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Pepper
  • 1 can (14-5 Ounce) Pinto Beans, Chili Beans, Or Ranch Style Beans
  • ½ cups Hot Water
  • Tortilla Chips
  • 1-½ cup Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 1-½ cup Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 6 whole Roma Tomatoes, Diced
  • 1 whole Jalapeno, Diced Finely
  • ½ bunches Cilantro Leaves, Chopped
  • Juice Of 1 Lime
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 whole Avocado (pitted And Diced)
  • Sour Cream (optional)

Preparation

In a skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and half the onion. Cook it until starting to soften, then add the ground beef. Cook the meat until it’s totally browned, then drain the fat. Add the chili powder, paprika, cumin, crushed red pepper, salt, and pepper and stir to combine. Add the beans and hot water and stir. Reduce the heat to low and simmer while you prepare the other ingredients.

To make the pico de gallo, combine the other half of the onion with the tomato, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir it together and set it aside.

To build the nachos, place a layer of tortilla chips on a platter or plate. Top with a layer of the beef/bean mixture, then all but 1/4 cup of the cheddar cheese. Add another layer of chips, another layer of the beef/bean mixture, and the Monterey Jack cheese. Add a final small layer of chips, then a small layer of beef and beans, then a final sprinkling of cheddar.

Microwave in 45 second increments until the cheese is melted and bubbly. (You may also place the platter into a 325 degree oven if it’s heatproof. Just leave it in until the cheese is melted.)

Immediately sprinkle on the diced avocado and plenty of pico de gallo.

Optional: Add dollops of sour cream here and there!

Serve immediately!

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Dax Phillips on 5.20.2013

One Word. YUM.

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barbskitchen on 2.21.2014

Oh my, so, so good!!! The hamburger/ranch bean mixture is my new go to for tacos…I may never buy taco seasoning again.

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Nicola on 6.26.2013

This was amazing!!My daughter made it this weekend for a party and everyone loved it.

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