Footy nachos

    50 min

    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.

    19 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 450g beef mince
    • 1 (28g) sachet taco seasoning, such as Santa Maria
    • 180ml water
    • 1 large packet tortilla chips
    • 110g grated mature Cheddar cheese
    • 1 tin refried beans
    • 250g salsa
    • 225ml soured cream
    • 1 (240g) jar pitted black olives, drained and chopped
    • 4 spring onions, chopped
    • 1/2 (215g) jar jalapenos, drained and chopped

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Cook and stir mince in a frying pan over medium heat until crumbly and no longer pink, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain any excess grease. Stir in taco seasoning and water and simmer until thickened, 8 to 10 minutes.
    2. Set the oven rack about 15cm from the heat source and preheat the grill. Line a baking tray with aluminium foil.
    3. Spread tortilla chips on the prepared baking tray; top with cheese and dot with refried beans and mince mixture.
    4. Grill in the preheated oven until cheese is melted, watching carefully to prevent burning, 3 to 5 minutes.
    5. Top nachos with salsa, soured cream, black olives, spring onions and jalapenos.


    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.

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    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)