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Homemade Nachos Recipe

Homemade Nachos

Flavourful, fast and tasty homemade nachos are perfect for entertaining or a fun family dinner. Nestled on a bed of crispy corn chips, melted cheese, and a variety of flavorful toppings, this recipe will satisfy your Mexican cravings. And as a bonus – any leftover beef mixture can be refrigerated or frozen and used in other Mexican classics like burritos, tacos or quesadillas. 

  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


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  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika (regular, not smoked)
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 250g beef mince
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 400g tin kidney beans (or any beans, or substitute with another 250g beef mince)
  • 200g corn chips
  • 1 cup tasty cheese, freshly grated

To serve

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Avocado salsa – 1 avocado, mashed with 1 tbsp freshly chopped coriander and 1 tbsp lime juice and salt
  • Tomato salsa – 1 large tomato and half a red onion diced, 1 tbsp freshly chopped coriander, combined with 1 tbsp lime juice and salt
  • Sliced fresh jalapenos


  1. Preheat the oven to grill.
  2. Combine the paprika, cumin, onion powder, oregano and salt in a small bowl.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet on high heat, add the onion and garlic, and cook for 1-2 minutes until softened.
  4. Add the beef mince and cook until browned for 3-4 minutes. Add the spice mix, the tomato paste and the kidney beans (if using). Add 1/4 cup water and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Arrange the corn chips in an oven-proof dish, and top them with the beef mixture and the cheese. Grill for 2-4 minutes until golden and the cheese is melted.
  6. Top with sour cream, avocado salsa, tomato salsa and sliced fresh jalapeños.


MAKE AHEAD AND LEFTOVERS – Refrigerate the beef mince mixture for up to 3 days. Freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw completely in the fridge overnight before reheating.


  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: beef, nachos
  • Method: pan, assemble
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: Homemade Nachos, Homemade Nacho recipe