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Homemade Beef Nachos

I didn’t follow any recipe for these delicious nachos, but I’ll tell you my process. They’re fairly easy and quick to make!

Ingredients: a package of ground beef; a can of 398 mls red kidney beans (I messed up here, meant to grab a can of black beans but didn’t realise until I had the kidney beans open), a bag of Hint of Lime Tortilla chips, a can of diced chilies, a bag of Tex Mex shredded cheese, taco seasoning, 1 bell pepper diced, 3 cloves of chopped garlic, frozen corn.

I started by heating up my skillet with grapeseed oil and cooking my ground beef. I added taco seasoning here, I didn’t really think about it, think I used around 3 Tbsps as I wanted that taco flavouring. I also preheated my oven to 350.

Once the ground beef was mostly browned I added: the pepper, garlic, beans, chilies, and sprinkled in a good amount of the corn. I drained and rinsed the beans before adding, and drained the chilies as well. I also added in another 3 Tbsp of taco seasoning.

If I was using some other ingredients, I would add them here. You could add things like: diced green onions, cilantro, diced tomatoes, olives. I didn’t use these as I either didn’t have them at home or my boyfriend doesn’t like them and I was cooking for both of us.

I mixed the ingredients together and let them warm up.

I then layered the chips on a baking sheet. We live in an apartment and have a smaller oven, and therefore a smaller baking sheet so I was able to get two baking sheets of nachos. Unfortunately some of the chips in the bag weren’t that large which was disappointing. I tried to pick out the bigger ones for the first baking sheet, then just used what was left for the second.

Then I used a slotted spoon to put the beef mixture over the tortilla chips.

I really love cheesy nachos, so when I added the cheese I really put it on. Between the two baking sheets, I used the whole bag. I have zero regrets about using all the cheese. If you can’t get Tex Mex shredded cheese or you just don’t have any on hand, you can use shredded cheddar cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese or a mixture of both.

I then baked them in the oven until the cheese melted. About 5 minutes.

I put some on a plate for myself and added salsa. I wish I had of gotten some guacamole to go with it, but it slipped my mind when I was at the store yesterday.

My only complaint is that the chips ended up being soggy. I’m not sure what happened, if the beef mixture was too watery or if I didn’t bake them long enough. Otherwise these nachos were fabulous and delicious. I love nachos as they’re typically simple to make and you can adapt the recipe to what you like on your nachos the most.

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