Loaded Nachos Recipe With Ground Beef and Beans

Loaded nachos

The Spruce

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 22 mins
Total: 37 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
688 Calories
31g Fat
59g Carbs
46g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 688
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 39%
Saturated Fat 15g 73%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 549mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 22%
Dietary Fiber 14g 49%
Protein 46g
Calcium 581mg 45%
*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.)

Delicious nachos are perfect for a big game-day gathering. Arrange and bake the nachos on an ovenproof platter or shallow baking dish, or use several smaller baking dishes or ovenproof plates. To please several different tastes, consider including such garnishes as chopped cilantro, sour cream, salsa, and guacamole on the side. 


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup onion (chopped)
  • Optional: 1/2 green bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 (16-ounce) can refried beans
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • Kosher salt (to taste) 
  • Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 large bag tortilla chips
  • 2 plum tomatoes (diced)
  • 4 green onions (thinly sliced)
  • Jalapeño pepper rings (or diced jalapeño peppers)
  • 3 to 4 cups cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese blend (shredded)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for loaded nachos
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  2. Brown the ground beef and onions in a skillet or sauté pan over medium heat until beef is no longer pink and onions are softened.

    Beef in frying pan
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  3. Add green bell pepper, chili powder, cumin, refried beans, and tomato sauce. Simmer over low heat for about 15 to 20 minutes. Taste and add salt and pepper, as needed.

    Add chili
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  4. Heat oven to 375 F.

  5. Spread some of the beef and bean mixture on each chip and arrange the chips in a single layer on the large baking dish or ovenproof plate, or use smaller ovenproof plates or dishes.

    Spread beans on chips
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  6. Sprinkle the layer with a little of the diced tomato, sliced green onions, and jalapeño peppers.

    Sprinkle jalepenos on chips
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  7. Sprinkle each chip with some of the cheese and make another layer of chips.

    Sprinkle each chip
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  8. Repeat with the tomato, green onions, peppers, and top with more cheese.

    Sprinkle with cheese
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  9. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes, until the cheese, is melted and bubbly.

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  10. Serve and enjoy!