Game Day Loaded Nachos Recipe

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1 tbsp olive oil

1 white onion

2 cloves garlic

1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef

1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder

1 1/2 tsp red chili flakes

1 1/2 teaspoons cumin

1/2 teaspoon salt


3 to 4 jalapeno peppers, seeded and sliced

2 large tomato, chopped

2 green onion, thinly sliced

3 cups pepper jack cheese, grated

3 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated

1 bag tortilla chips


  1. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add finely chopped white onions to the pan and sautee for 3 to 4 minutes, until soft and translucent.
  3. Add the ground beef and garlic and cook until the meat is no longer pink and lightly browned, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Drain the grease from the pan and put back on the heat.
  5. Add the chili powder, red chili flakes, cumin and salt and stirring for another minute, until the seasonings are blended into the ground beef.
  6. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  7. Divide half a bag of tortilla chips between two large baking pans.
  8. Divide half the seasoned ground beef over the top of the chips between the two pans.
  9. Next, sprinkle half of the pepper jack cheese and cheddar cheese over the ground beef.
  10. Top with the remaining tortilla chips.
  11. Top with the remaining ground beef next.
  12. Sprinkle the remaining cheeses on top of the beef.
  13. Place in a 325F oven and bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  14. Top with chopped tomatoes, jalapenos and green onions.
  15. Serve with sour cream, salsa and guacamole.


Optional * Add a can of beans, rinsed and drained to the ground beef. * Top with additional toppings such as olives, green or red peppers, white onions, crumbled bacon and avocado. * Mix and match different cheeses such as mozzarella, feta and monterey jack. * Substitute the cheese with a melted cheese sauce.

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