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For some reason I have had a craving for nachos the past couple of days. No idea why but I had to indulge. Plus it was a good way to use up some of the ingredients just sitting in the fridge. The trick to keeping the chips crunchy is melting the cheese in the oven. The microwave just turns nachos into a gooey mess… I am glad I indulged my craving!


  • Tortilla chips
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1/3 cup onion, diced
  • 1 can green chilies or jalapenos
  • 1 can chili beans
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • 6 to 8 ounches of cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Sour cream and tomatilla salsa, if desired
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brown ground beef until cooked. Drain and add taco seasoning with the amount of water recommended on the package. Heat through until the water is cooked out. On a cookie sheet spead out a thin layer of tortilla chips. Top with meat, beans, tomato, onion, peppers, and cheese. Bake in oven until cheese is melted and bubbly. Any typical Mexican ingredients can be added, including avocado, olives, or cilantro. I just used what I had on hand.