Texas Nachos Recipe

Serene Herrera | House of Yumm

Texas Nachos are fully loaded individual chips that'll keep you coming back for more. One isn't enough!

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Texas Nachos. Have you ever been in Texas and ordered nachos?? If you haven’t spent much time in Texas and you ordered nachos, you might be a little surprised at what you’re served. They’re not the typical pile of chips loaded with toppings all kind of heaped up like a mountain of tex mex.

Nope. Texas Nachos are a little more simple. A little more intricate in their preparation. They don’t just load everything up by the handful and spoonfuls. Each chip is laid out and each chip is prepared on it’s own.

Typically you will see these nachos with the classic cheese and pickled jalapeño. However, I think a lot of places load them up with a few more toppings now. My version here is kind of in the middle.

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When my husband and I first started dating he lived in Texas and I was living in California. On one of my visits to the state of Texas to see him, he took me to this little place in Dallas where we ordered nachos. This was my first experience with Texas Nachos. The chips were loaded up with refried beans, cheese, pickled jalapeno, sour cream and guacamole. They were sooooo good!!

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I’ve loved the look of Texas-style nachos since then. The worst part of the nachos you find in most other places is that there never seems to be enough toppings for the chips. Ever run out of toppings and then you just have tortilla chips left over? Or am I the only one scraping the cheese off the side of the plate trying to stretch it out so I can continue enjoying my food?

With these Texas nachos that is not an issue!! Each chip is fully loaded all on it’s own. If you ask me, that’s how it should always be!

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Texas Nachos Recipe

    3 Servings


  • 10 White Corn Tortillas
  • 1/2 Canola Oil
  • pinch of Salt
  • 1 cup Refried Beans
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheese, like cheddar or jack
  • Pickled Jalapeños
  • Sour Cream, optional
  • Guacamole, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Cut the corn tortillas into 6 triangular slices. Pour the oil into a large pot or pan. Heat the oil so that it bubbles as the corn tortillas are added in. Carefully and working in batches, add the corn tortilla slices to the hot oil using tongs. Allow to fry in the oil for about 1 minute then turn to fry the other side.
  3. Once the tortilla chips are cooked and slightly browned on both sides remove to a plate lined with a paper towel. Sprinkle with a small pinch of salt. Continue process until all the cut tortillas are fried.
  4. Line a large baking pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. Lay out the tortilla chips in an even layer. Top each chip with a spoonful of refried beans, sprinkle with shredded cheese, and top with a slice of pickled jalapeño.
  5. Bake in oven for about 8 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  6. Serve warm with sour cream and guacamole if desired! Enjoy!


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Author: Serene Herrera
Recipe Yields: 3 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 3

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 131
Calories 442

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g
  Saturated Fat 7g
Sodium 500mg
Total Carbohydrate 52g
  Dietary Fiber 9g
  Sugars 0g
Protein 16g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Serene Herrera

About Serene

Serene is the blogger behind House of Yumm, and loves all things Tex-Mex thanks to a Texas transplantation from California. We're so excited she's sharing her favorites with you!

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