Top view of a finished tray of ground beef nachos topped with cilantro and tomatoes.
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Ground Beef Nachos

Ground beef nachos are a quick but satisfying and delicious meal the entire family will love. Make them in less than 15 minutes! Serve them as the main dish or as an appetizer to a tex-mex spread. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword beef, beef nachos, ground beef, ground beef nachos
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 435kcal
Author Alli


For the Ground Beef Nachos

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup onion chopped fine
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning see note
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 bags tortilla chips
  • 2 cups cheese sharp cheddar, montery jack, or pepper jack

Optional Toppings

  • 3/4 cup tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 cup black olives sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, begin to brown ground beef. 
  • When ground beef is almost browned, remove any excess oil from the pan. 
  • Add the olive oil and onions to the pan with the ground beef. 
  • Cook until the onions are almost translucent. 
  • Add the taco seasoning (see note), salt and pepper. 
  • Set the ground beef mixture aside. 
  • On a sheet pan, spread half of the tortilla chips. 
  • Sprinkle half of the beef mixture over top. 
  • Sprinkle half of the cheese over top. 
  • Repeat layer with second half of the chips, ground beef mixture, and cheese. 
  • Bake for 5-7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. 
  • Top as desired with tomatoes, olives, cilantro, sour cream or any other toppings you like. 


You can use store-bought taco seasoning or use my homemade taco seasoning recipe. Making it yourself is easy and takes less than 5 minutes!


Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 579mg | Potassium: 351mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 860IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 320mg | Iron: 2mg