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The Loaded Mexican Nachos Recipe: An Ultimate Pleaser

Loaded Mexican Nachos are the ultimate crowd-pleaser, perfect for game days (Mexican Baseball!), movie nights, or whenever you’re craving a satisfying and cheesy snack. This Mexican Nachos recipe features a mound of tortilla chips piled high with seasoned ground beef, melted cheese, and a medley of tasty toppings. Let’s dive into making these irresistible classic loaded nachos.


For the Nachos:

  • 1 bag (approx. 10-12 oz) of tortilla chips (choose your favorite variety)
  • 1 lb (450g) lean ground beef
  • 1 packet (1.25 oz) taco seasoning mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (or a blend of your favorite cheeses)
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/2 cup sliced jalapeño peppers (adjust to your preferred level of spiciness)
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped (optional)
  • Salsa and guacamole for serving (optional)


Step 1: Prepare the Ground Beef

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef, breaking it apart with a spatula as it browns.
  2. Once the beef is browned and cooked through, drain any excess fat.
  3. Add the taco seasoning mix and water to the skillet with the beef. Stir well to combine. Simmer for a few minutes until the mixture thickens and the beef is well coated with the seasoning. Remove from heat.

Step 2: Assemble the Nachos

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. On a large oven-proof serving platter or baking sheet, spread out the tortilla chips in an even layer.
  3. Evenly distribute the seasoned ground beef over the tortilla chips.
  4. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese over the beef and chips, ensuring each chip is covered with cheese.

Step 3: Bake the Nachos

  1. Place the loaded nachos in the preheated oven for about 10-12 minutes, or until the cheese is fully melted and bubbly.

Step 4: Add Toppings

  1. Carefully remove the nachos from the oven.
  2. Sprinkle diced tomatoes, sliced black olives, sliced jalapeño peppers, and diced red onion over the melted cheese.

Step 5: Garnish and Serve

  1. Drizzle sour cream over the nachos and sprinkle with chopped fresh cilantro, if desired.
  2. Serve your classic loaded nachos immediately with salsa and guacamole on the side for dipping.


Feel free to customize your nachos with additional toppings or variations:

  • Vegetarian Nachos: Omit the ground beef and add sautéed bell peppers, onions, and black beans as a meatless option.
  • Chicken Nachos: Use shredded rotisserie chicken or seasoned grilled chicken as a tasty alternative to ground beef.

These Classic Loaded Mexican Nachos are great and perfect for sharing with friends and family. Enjoy the cheesy, savory, and spicy flavors in every bite!