Over the Top Nachos Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Over the Top Nachos Recipe
  • READY IN 10 mins

Over the Top Nachos

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"These nachos can be served as a meal, but all the good stuff makes for a great appetizer or snack while watching a game or a quick lunch for your family and friends. Better plan on making two plates of these, they're really good! Serve with sour cream, salsa, and guacamole."

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    10 mins


  1. In a large frying pan, brown ground beef with onion, salt and pepper over medium heat. Break the meat into very small pieces while it is cooking. After the meat is thoroughly cooked, drain off the grease.
  2. Arrange chips on a microwavable platter. Spread beans over the chips. Layer with 1/2 of the cheese, the ground beef mixture, and remaining cheese. Arrange jalapeno peppers on top.
  3. Microwave on medium-high until cheese has melted. Serve immediately.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

Yummy! I took some suggestions from the previous reviewers: I added taco seasoning to the ground beef (using Taco Seasoning recipe from this site). I spread the tortilla chips onto a cookie sheet, and baked for about 10 minutes at 350 to make them crispy. Then I just added the toppings onto that. Popped the pan back into the oven until the cheese melted, and it was done. I did not heat the refried beans first though, I wish I had, they were difficult to spread, so I just ended up plopping spoonfuls onto the chips.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 05, 2011

Slather your favorite refried or black beans on top of those chips first...then the cooked beef or chicken.. That's what keeps the meat from falling off. Add plenty of cheese and stick the whole thing under the broiler until you see the cheese is bubbling. Chips stay crisp this way. Now add your favorite salsa, guacamole, sour cream... Microwaves and crispy anything just don't mix. So easy in the broiler why ruin a good thing...unless you don't have an over of course. : )

Jan 25, 2004

Everyone enjoyed these at our Sunday night card party. I baked chips in oven for about 6-8 minutes, cooked meat with Taco seasoning as others did. I melted a 3 ounce brick of cream cheese with the beans for ease of spreading. Then topped everything with sour cream, guacamole, chopped Roma toms, minced green onions, and sliced black olives. Messy, but yummy! Thanks Charlie.

Jan 25, 2004

I heated my beans before putting the mixture on the chips. It helped to make it a little easier to spread. I also placed my chips in the oven before I added the ingredients to make them crispier. Once assembled I placed them back in the oven as opposed to the microwave. Great recipe!

Feb 07, 2011

These are pretty good for something quick, but I wouldn't call them "Over the Top". The ground beef really needed some seasoning, so I used "Taco Seasoning I" from this site. I also used a Mexican blend cheese. I didn't microwave this, instead I layered everything in a 9x13 foil pan and baked it in the oven. When everything was nice and melted I prettied it up a bit by adding some shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, black olives, chopped green onions, and a nice dollup of sour cream on top. Overall, not bad with a side of a couple sides of homemade salsa and guacamole - very filling.

Jan 25, 2004

Delicious. My boyfriend is a picky eater and loved these. The chips stay crispier if you bake them at 350 for 8 minutes. TRY THEM THEY ARE GREAT!

Sep 24, 2005

Restaurant quality nachos. We added shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, guacomole, and sour cream. It made a lot more than we anticipated, we ended up transfering it into a 9X13 pan so we could eat it more easily while watching Sunday football! We already have plans to make it again this weekend!

Feb 21, 2008

Nachos are quite possibly the most fun food ever- so I can't see how anything would get a bad rating. You can adjust everything according to taste because a recipe is more like a loose guideline than a strict set of rules. At any rate- the taco seasoning on the meat was awesome- I also used pickled jalapenos, cheese, black olives and warm low fat refried beans. I served with sour cream and salsa. My husband deemed them the best nachos he's ever had! Popping the chips into the oven for a couple of minutes before topping works wonders with soggy issues.


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  • Calories
  • 829 kcal
  • 41%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 58.4 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 119 mg
  • 40%
  • Fat
  • 52.1 g
  • 80%
  • Fiber
  • 7.9 g
  • 32%
  • Protein
  • 33.6 g
  • 67%
  • Sodium
  • 846 mg
  • 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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