Loaded Nachos Recipe - Food Fanatic

Loaded Nachos Recipe

    8 Servings


For the Ground Beef:
  • 1 pound Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Hot Sauce
For the Cheese Sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 1 tablespoon All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 1/4 cups Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
For the Nachos:
  • 4 cups Tortilla Chips
  • 1/2 cup Refried Beans
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Cilantro, Chopped
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup Salsa
  • 1 Avocado, Peeled, pitted, and chopped
  • 1 jalapeños Jalapeño, Diced
  • Hot Sauce


For the Ground Beef:

  1. In a large skillet, cook ground beef with the spices and hot sauce, breaking the meat up so it doesn’t form large chunks. Once cooked, set aside.

For the Cheese Sauce:

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt 1 Tablespoon butter for the cheese sauce.
  2. Whisk in the flour and cook until it begins to brown and bubble, approximately 1 minutes.
  3. Whisk in milk and cook until thickened, approximately 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Finally, stir in 1 1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese until melted. Keep warm on low heat.

To Assemble the Nachos:

  1. Make a single layer of tortilla chips on a rimmed baking sheet.
  2. Dot the refried beans throughout the chips.
  3. Add a layer of 3/4 of the meat, then top with the Monterrey jack and cheddar cheese for the nachos.
  4. Broil under High heat until the cheese is melted.
  5. Add a final layer of the meat and top with cheese sauce.
  6. Finally, top with all your favorite toppings - cilantro, green onion, sour cream, chopped avocado, salsa, hot sauce and jalapeños.
  7. Serve immediately.
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