About this recipe: This makes a huge meal-sized tray of nachos with lots of good stuff! Perfect for watching the match. You can adjust ingredient quantities to suit your preference. Serve with extra chips if required.
If you don't have pre-mixed taco seasoning, you can make your own by adding 1 teaspoon chilli powder (more or less to taste); 1/2 teaspoon garlic granules; 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano; 1/4 teaspoon paprika; 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin; and salt to taste. Adding a pinch or two of cornflour will help to thicken the mixture slightly, but is optional.
This is almost the exact recipe that I use for nachos. Helpful hint...mix the beans with the seasoned beef. Beans alone are sometimes difficult to spread. - 04 May 2012 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I like to make this using ground turkey or ground chicken and I like to use either tomato juice or tomato sauce instead of water when I combine the taco seasoning with the browned ground meat. I use homemade taco seasoning, homemade refried beans, homemade salsa in this recipe--that really takes it to a whole other level. My boys absolutely love this. It's great for those weekends when nothing in the cupboard sounds good for lunch/dinner and you just want something fun. GREAT "dad's cooking!" meal. - 27 Apr 2012 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Great recipe. The only change I made was add the beans to the meat mixture. Careful with the broiling time, mine took only 3 minutes. For toppings I used (after it came out of the oven): green chili's, black olives, green onion, sour cream and salsa. I will never make nachos in the microwave again, oven only. Absolutely Delicious. - 05 May 2012 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)