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)
362 Calories
22g Fat
14g Carbs
29g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 362
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 418mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 29g
Calcium 355mg 27%
*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 of gluten-free corn tortilla chips
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free taco seasoning
  • 12 ounces cheddar cheese, grated (or Monterey Jack or your favorite blend of hard cheeses; about 6 cups grated)
  • 1/2 cup sweet yellow onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup red or orange Bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup pickled Jalapeno peppers (blot dry)
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives (blot dry)
  • 1/2 cup green onions (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 cup Roma tomatoes (chopped and blot dry)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (fresh and chopped)

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 of gluten-free corn chips.

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

  5. Sprinkle 1/3 of each - chopped yellow onions, bell pepper, jalapenos, 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 two 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.