Baked Nachos

Baked Nachos

A spicy taco meat with a layer of beans underneath and cheese on top, baked; topped with tomatoes, black olives, and sour cream, and served with tortilla chips


8 servings


1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 teaspoons ground cumin (freshly ground is best!)
2 teaspoons chili powder
salt and pepper, to taste
hot sauce (if desired)
3 cups refried beans
16 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup diced green and/or red peppers
sour cream, for serving
4 to 6 ounces sliced black olives
2-3 tomatoes, washed and diced
jalapeno peppers (optional)
tortilla chips, for serving


1. Fry meat, onion, garlic, and green bell pepper together in skillet until fully cooked. Drain grease, and stir in cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, and hot sauce.

2. Grease a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish and spread beans across the bottom. Sprinkle about 1/3 of the cheese over the beans, and then top with the meat. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.

3. Sprinkle 1/2 cup green and/or red peppers over cheese, and bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.

4. Spoon hot bean and meat mixture onto plates. Top with sour cream, black olives, tomatoes, and jalapenos (if using). Serve with tortilla chips.

Baked nachos, hot from the oven
Baked Nachos, served
Preparation Time: 

25 minutes

Cooking Time: 

20 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

This is a really good baked "nacho dip" type of meal. It's very filling, and also very quick to make. I love the flavor of the tomatoes, black olives, and sour cream, along with the bean dip part. This meal is also very colorful and attractive. Definitely as good or better than any restaurant nachos I've ever had!! My rating: 10/10.


Please see the recipe above for my complete review! Thanks! ~Tammy


I have made this several times now, with Tammy's recipe for homemade refried beans, each time with great success. It is a family favorite for sure. Very tasty, colorful, and filling!


I gave it a 9 because once again I did not follow the recipe to what it said.Instead of the cumin and chili powder I used a packet of taco seasoning mix.It came out great and we had enough for two meals.YUM!


I just made this recipe for lunch today and we all loved it! I think the peppers add something different to it ~ it was better than just regular tacos. I loved all the cheese and the flavors. I ate mine in a taco shell, my kids ate theirs on chips, and my husband ate his with chopped lettuce. We have 2 small children, so we will get about 3-4 meals out of this one dish. I just realized that I forgot to put the garlic in, and it was still really good!


This recipe was wonderful! It was quick and easy to make. We do not care for refried beans so I just left those out and used a little more hamburger. I also used both shredded cheddar and shredded mozzarella cheese. I will be making this again (I've already planned the meal)


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