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Loaded Nachos

These Loaded Nachos are guaranteed to be a hit! Made with tortilla chips, seasoned ground beef, cheese, peppers, black beans, guacamole and more! Perfect for weekends and parties.

Ingredients

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Taco Seasoning:

  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (I didn’t use this, I just brown the beef with fresh garlic and onions)
  • 1 tsp onion powder (I didn’t use this, I just brown the beef with fresh garlic and onions)
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Beef:

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (don’t add this if you added garlic powder to the taco seasoning)
  • 1 small onion, minced (don’t add this if you added onion powder to the taco seasoning)

Toppings:

  • 1 large bag tortilla chips
  • 3 cups shredded cheese (more if you like!)
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced peppers (bell or sweet peppers)
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • jalapeño peppers (optional)
  • 34 green onions, chopped
  • pickled banana peppers (I use these but store bought are great too)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • homemade guacamole (I use this recipe)
  • sour cream
  • salsa

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small mixing bowl combine all of the spices to make the taco seasoning. Set aside.
  3. In a skillet brown the ground beef with minced garlic and onions. Drain excess fat.
  4. Add the taco seasoning and about 1/4 cup of water.
  5. Simmer the beef until the water is gone.
  6. Now let’s get ready to assemble!
  7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  8. Add a layer of tortilla chips.
  9. Add 1/2 of the cooked and seasoned beef.
  10. Sprinkle on 1 cup of the shredded cheese.
  11. Then layer on half of the chopped tomatoes, half of the sliced peppers, and half of the black beans.
  12. Add the remaining tortilla chips.
  13. Add the remaining cooked and seasoned beef.
  14. Then sprinkle on 1 more cup of shredded cheese.
  15. Add the remaining tomatoes, sliced peppers, and black beans.
  16. Add the black olives and jalapeño peppers.
  17. Add the last cup of shredded cheese.
  18. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted just the way you like it!
  19. Garnish with green onion and fresh chopped cilantro.
  20. Serve with fresh guacamole, sour cream and pickled banana peppers.

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