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Beefy Nachos

I don’t know about you but I love a dish of loaded nachos. Sometimes Ken and I order them as our meal when we go out. They always provide more than enough food for both of us. Sometimes I make them at home. I’ve made them at home many times, each time using slightly different ingredients. It’s fun to change things up and add variety. I usually use shredded cheese when I make my nachos but this time I wanted creamy cheese. I know it’s better to make homemade cheese sauce, I make my own when I make my delicious baked macaroni and cheese, but since I was going to be making these nachos after a busy day at work, I went the simple route so I made the cheese sauce using a can of cheese sauce. I was actually able to find a regular 15oz sized can in the ethnic food section of the grocery store. It was a nice change to the ginormous sized cans that I usually see in the store.  Anyways, these nachos were scrumptious and super simple to make. They are also gluten free (just make sure the chips you purchase are in fact gluten free) Enjoy the recipe. 
Beefy Nachos
Beefy Nachos

Beefy Nachos

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1.25lb of ground beef or ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp of taco seasoning
  • 1 tbsp of water
  • 1 15oz can of cheddar cheese sauce
  • 1 small jalapeno, sliced
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • Corn Tortilla chips (quantity depends on your preference)
  • Homemade guacamole
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa
  • Your choice of hot sauces
  • An oven preheated to 350


1.  In a large pot or sauce pan, brown the meat until cooked. Drain, add 1 tbsp of water and then mix in the taco seasoning. Set aside.

2.  Heat the cheese according to the directions on the can. Add about 1 cup of shredded cheese to the cheese sauce and mix well.

3.  Layer a baking dish or a pan with some of the nacho chips. Top with some of the cheese sauce and onions. Then add more chips and cover with the remaining onions, jalapenos, meat and cheese sauce.

4.  Bake at 350 for 5-10 minutes




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22 comments on “Beefy Nachos”

  1. Now this looks good, my family would love this, I will be making this, thanks Julie for sharing!

  2. We love nachos at my house! These would be gone in no time!

  3. I need nachos now! I don't care if it is 6:53 am here.

  4. These look awesome!!! I may make them tonight. I could eat nachos or pizza every meal!

  5. yummy yummy!!

    Thanks for linking up to the HOP today!

  6. My family would love this! Repinned your pin earlier :) Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends! Have a great week, Julie!

  7. You are after my own heart! We love nachos at my house and I made a top-your-own-nachos bar at my kids splash party a few weeks ago. For some reason I never thought about using the yummy cheese sauce I make for mac-and-cheese! I'll have to give that a try soon. I'm now following from the GFC blog hop and would love a follow back. Thanks!

  8. Those look DELICIOUS~! I'm going to have to try those babies out. mmmm.

    Amanda @ we & serendipity

  9. mmmmmm nachos. I have never used cheese sauce, we normally just grate cheese and bake. I shall have to look for a cheese sauce at the store! ~Stephanie

  10. I looove nachos!!

  11. Mmm beautiful post:) If you want go to my blog:)

  12. Following via GFC Blog Hop!

    Britt @

  13. These nachos look great! & don't worry about missing last week! I'm just happy to have you join the party this week!! :)

  14. um i think i know what im making for dinner tonight :) love this!

  15. You make me hungry. I love nachos!!!

  16. It doesn't get any better than nachos for dinner…looks mouthwatering! Seriously cute blog! New follower from the Wednesday Hop :)

  17. I am a new follower from bog working wednesday I would love a follow back at

  18. Wanted to stop by and say thank you for linking up for blogworking wed! I hope you met some great new bloggers!

    those nachos look like something hubs would loooveee! lol

  19. These look good!

  20. This post made me laugh so hard… I just kept thinking how bad I want these and I already have the cheese sauce. May do!!!!!

  21. Hey lady!! I just found your cute blog via the mingle, and I'm your newest follower! I'd also love to have you check out a fabulous Triple Giveaway I'm having right now!!

    Hope to see you there! And thanks so much!

  22. I haven't made loaded nachos in ages. They are so easy to make and my teenagers will love it. Thanks for sharing this on foodie friday.