Beef Nacho Bake


This is the pinnacle of nacho snacking, tortilla chips loaded with minced beef, beans, peppers and more. It's substantial enough to serve for dinner, too. Temptingly seasoned, and richly garnished with sour cream and avocado.

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Beef nacho bake

The refried beans make these nachos extra filling, making it easy to share this huge nacho bake with several people on movie night.

This ultimate nacho dish is exactly what nachos should be: salty tortilla chips, spicy minced beef, fresh sour cream, fiery jalapeño peppers, and creamy avocado.

You can use different varieties of grated cheese, but grated cheddar is often used for nachos.

Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2023-11-01, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 30 minutes.

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Updated at: 24-11-2023

30 minutes 4 people Main course
Beef nacho bake


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  • 475 grams of tortilla chips
  • 500 grams of minced beef
  • 25 grams of taco seasoning
  • 1 can of refried beans (440 grams)
  • olive oil
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 romano peppers
  • 125 grams grated cheese
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 spring onions
  • 200 grams of sour cream or crème fraîche
  • handful of sliced jalapeños
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  • chopping board & chef's knife
  • large frying pan
  • wooden spoon
  • oven
  • large oven dish

Beef Nacho Bake

30 minutes 4 people Main course

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Making the beef nacho bake – 30 minutes

Wash the peppers and tomatoes, remove the seeds from both, and cut the flesh into small cubes.

Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius.

Heat a splash of olive oil in a large frying pan and fry the beef mince until browned.

Add the taco seasoning, along with refried beans, and fry for a further 3 minutes.

Spread out the tortilla chips on a large baking dish and distribute the minced beef mixture over the top.

Beef nacho bake
Beef nacho bake

Scatter the pepper and tomato over the nachos, along with some jalapeño slices and 125g grated cheese.

Bake the nachos until nicely golden brown; this will take around 15 minutes. The exact baking time depends on your oven.

Meanwhile, slice the spring onion into thin rings and chop the avocado into cubes.

Serve the nacho bake garnished with spring onion, avocado and sour cream. Enjoy!

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Beef Nacho Bake: frequently asked questions

What are refried beans?

Refried beans are a Mexican classic. They are a dish of mashed and fried (black or red) beans, and are also known as frijoles refritos.

Which cheese is best for nachos?

Usually, grated cheddar cheese is used for nachos, but you can basically use any kind of grated cheese depending on your personal preference.