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ground beef nachos with cheese and peppers on top.

Ground Beef Nachos

There’s no need to hit up a pub or restaurant when you have this recipe for ground beef nachos! A rich and flavorful, seasoned beef mixture, poured over tortilla chips and topped with shredded cheese. Add your own favorite toppings and rock your dinner or appetizer game!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Tex-Mex
Servings 6


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 1/2 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup onions diced
  • 1 small bell pepper diced
  • 1 jalapeno diced
  • 1 bag doritos
  • 2 tbsp cilantro
  • Oil as needed
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large sauteed pan, heat enough vegetable oil on high heat, add 2/3 the amount of chopped white onion, and sauté for few minutes or until the onion turns translucent.
  • Add the ground beef followed by corn starch and Cajun seasoning to the pan. Continue to stir the pan until the beef is fully cooked. Add the tomato sauce and cook for another 2-3 minutes, make sure to coat the beef with tomato sauce completely.
  • Turn off the heat. Remove the pan off the stovetop. Taste the beef and adjust seasoning with salt & pepper, if necessary. Preheat oven to 350F. In a cast-iron skillet or a casserole, put Dorito chips in 1 layer followed by half the amount of sauteed beef. Then top the beef with half the shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Add the remaining cooked ground beef and top it with the remaining shredded cheese. Bake in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until the cheese on top melts completely. Take the pan out of the oven, scatter over the remaining chopped onion, cilantro, and jalapeno. Serve immediately.
Keyword Beef Nachos, Ground Beef Nachos, How to make beef nachos
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