Gluten-Free Macho Nachos

Gluten Free Macho Nachos

Teri Lee Gruss

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 50 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
535 Calories
31g Fat
35g Carbs
30g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 535
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 810mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 19mg 96%
Calcium 375mg 29%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 483mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Gluten-free nachos make a terrific gluten-free snack or appetizer for the whole crowd, gluten free or not. Gluten-free corn tortilla chips are easy to find, and this recipe for gluten-free "macho" nachos is loaded with beef, cheese, and lots of veggies.


  • 12 ounces corn tortilla chips, gluten-free

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning, gluten free

  • 12 ounces cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack, or your favorite blend of hard cheeses, grated, about 3 cups

  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet yellow onion

  • 1/2 cup chopped orange bell pepper, or red

  • 1/2 cup pickled jalapeño peppers, blotted dry

  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives, blotted dry

  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions

  • 1/2 cup chopped Roma tomatoes, blotted dry

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Steps to Make It

  1. Brown lean ground beef in a heavy pan. Drain excess fat. Stir in gluten-free taco seasoning. Set aside.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 F

  3. In a 13 x 9-inch baking dish spread a layer of 1/3 gluten-free corn chips.

  4. Sprinkle 1/3 cooked hamburger evenly over chips.

  5. Sprinkle 1/3 each: chopped yellow onions, bell pepper, jalapeños, black olives, green onions, and tomatoes evenly over hamburger layer.

  6. Sprinkle 1/3 cup shredded cheese evenly over the vegetables.

  7. Repeat this process with 2 more layers.

  8. Bake in preheated the oven for about 20 minutes or just until cheese melts.

  9. Remove from oven and sprinkle top with fresh chopped cilantro.

Reminder: Always make sure your work surfaces, utensils, pans, and tools are free of gluten. Always read product labels. Manufacturers can change product formulations without notice. When in doubt, do not buy or use a product before contacting the manufacturer for verification that the product is free of gluten.