Best Loaded Nachos Comfort Food Style

Best Loaded Nachos Comfort Food Style

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These nachos combine crunch with spice with creamy cheese and of course don’t forget the beef. Offering a real treat for the palate, this is easy to make and oh so comforting to eat. Buen provecho!


  • 2 pounds (900g) ground beef
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 diced, pitted avocado
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 diced yellow onion
  • 1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack or Mexican cheese blend
  • 6 diced fresh Roma tomatoes
  • 1 finely diced fresh jalapeno
  • 1/2 bunch chopped cilantro leaves
  • 14 oz (400g) can beans (pinto, chili or ranch style)
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) hot water
  • 1 package tortilla chips
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar
  • 1/2 teaspoon each chili powder, paprika, salt, black pepper, and cumin
  • Juice of a lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Sour cream, guacamole and/or black olive slices (optional)


  1. Saute the onion in the oil in a skillet over a moderately high heat until beginning to soften.
  2. Add the beef and brown it fully, then drain off the fat.
  3. Stir in the chili, cumin, paprika, salt, black pepper and red pepper.
  4. Add the hot water and beans and stir, then turn the heat down to a simmer.
  5. Mix the other half of the onion with the jalapeno, tomato, lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and cilantro to make pico de gallo.
  6. Arrange the tortilla chips on a large plate, then top with the beef mixture.
  7. Add all the cheese apart from about 1/4 cup (30g) of the cheddar.
  8. Add more chips, more of the beef mixture then Monterey Jack cheese.
  9. Add the remaining chips then the remaining beef mixture and finally the rest of the cheddar.
  10. Microwave until the cheese is melted and starting to bubble.
  11. Check it ever 45 seconds.
  12. Another idea is to put the plate (if it is heatproof) in a 325F (170C) oven instead of using the microwave.
  13. Sprinkle on the avocado and pico de gallo, or use guacamole instead of the avocado if you prefer.
  14. Add sour cream if you like, or sliced black olives or any other toppings you fancy.