Ground Beef Nachos Recipe With Homemade Cheese Sauce Is What Dreams Are Made Of by 30Seconds Food

Ground Beef Nachos Recipe With Homemade Cheese Sauce Is What Dreams Are Made Of

Serve nachos at your family get-together or while tailgating or watching the big game and you will be a hero. This easy ground beef and black bean nacho recipe can be assembled right before serving (you don't want soggy tortilla chips!) or put all the ingredients into bowls and make a nacho bar. Keep the ground beef and cheese warm in a slow cooker.

Ground beef and black beans are cooked with fire-roasted salsa and taco seasoning in a skillet. A homemade cheese sauce is quickly made with butter, flour, milk, shredded cheese and chili powder. Crispy tortilla chips are topped with the seasoned meat and black beans, ladled with the creamy cheese sauce and then topped with your favorite nacho toppings. We like guacamole, sour cream, jalapenos, pico de gallo, chopped red onions or green onions and salsa

This ground beef nacho recipe is sure to be a family favorite. You could even serve this for dinner. The family would love it!

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Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10


Beans and Meat

Cheese Topping

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup half and half or whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder


  • tortilla chips
  • sour cream
  • guacamole
  • salsa
  • pico de gallo
  • chopped red onions
  • jalapenos

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Recipe Notes

  • Try this nacho recipe with ground chicken or turkey instead of ground beef.
  • You could use evaporated milk instead of half and half or whole milk. 
  • To make this recipe gluten-free, use gluten-free flour.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. To make the ground beef and bean topping, cook the beef until browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add the black beans, salsa, water and taco seasoning. Cook until water has absorbed, about 5 minutes. 
  2. To make the cheese sauce, melt the butter in a saucepot. Whisk in the flour and cook, stirring, about 1 minute. Pour in the half and half and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring, until it thickens up, about 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the cheese until melted over low heat. Add the chili powder. Remove from heat. (If cheese sauce is too thick, add a little more milk or half and half.)
  3. To assemble the nachos, put tortilla chips onto a serving platter or into individual bowls. Top with the cheese sauce, ground beef and bean mixture, and then desired nacho toppings. Serving immediately. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 226

Total Fat: 9.4g

Saturated Fat: 5.7g

Cholesterol: 35mg

Sodium: 326mg

Total Carbohydrate: 23.4g

Dietary Fiber: 2.2g

Total Sugars: 0.5g

Protein: 11.4g

Vitamin D: 3mcg

Calcium: 136mg

Iron: 3mg

Potassium: 256mg

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Donna John
This made my stomach growl. #need
Elisa Schmitz
Nom nom nom. Nachos are my favorite cheat food! #yum
I am drooling...

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