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Easy Beef Skillet Nachos for your Next Party or Game Day

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Easy Beef Skillet Nachos is a dish you need for your next party, tailgate, or game day food. Sizzling just out of the oven, everyone will love the spicy beef and gooey cheese.

Side horizontal view of Beef Skillet Nachos in a black cast iron skillet.

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And the best part — it’s super easy!

We recommend a cast-iron skillet for these nachos. While other skillets work, the cast iron skillet holds the heat longer than aluminum or stainless, keeping your chips crisp, the gooey cheese warm and the beef hot. Just the way you want your nachos.

A simple layering of ingredients ensures that every bite, clear to the bottom, will be delicious!

How to Serve Beef Skillet Nachos

There are so many ways to serve Beef Skillet Nachos. But the toppings make all the difference! I love to serve this easy appetizer with fresh tomatoes, salsa, avocado, guacamole, sour cream, and lime wedges.

And… if you’re like me and love a little chocolate after your nachos — try our family size fudgy cakey brownies. They’re always a hit around here.

Whether you’re serving this as a game day appetizer or a main dish, have fun and enjoy!

Here’s what you need to make Beef Skillet Nachos

Ingredient measurements are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post, but here is a quick list of what you will need:

  • Ground Meat: We love lean ground beef but ground chicken, turkey, sausage or pork is nice too.
  • Green onions, slide
  • Canned beans: I like to use either red kidney beans or black beans in this nacho recipe, but be creative and use your favorites!
  • Seasonings: You will need a combination of chili powder, ground cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper (adjusted to heat preference), and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Shredded cheese, like Mexican blend or cheddar.
  • Tortilla chips

Topping Ideas for Beef Nachos

  • Sliced green onions
  • Sour cream
  • Fresh chopped tomatoes
  • Chopped avocado
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Lime wedges

How to Make Beef Skillet Nachos

Preheat oven to 400° with oven rack in the middle position.

Cook ground beef and half of the sliced green onions in a cast iron skillet, breaking up the meat until it is no longer pink, about 5 minutes.

Then, stir in chili powder, cumin, oregano, cayenne, salt, and pepper to taste and cook until fragrant, about another minute. Remove the beef from the skillet and set aside.

Wipe the skillet clean with a paper towel and spread half of the tortilla chips evenly in the bottom of the skillet. Sprinkle half of the shredded cheese, cooked beef, and kidney beans over the chips. Repeat layering with remaining chips, cheese, beans, and beef.

Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake until the cheese is melted and begins to brown for 10 to 15 minutes. Garnish with remaining scallions and chopped tomatoes, and serve immediately.

Top view of Beef Skillet Nachos in a black cast iron skillet.

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Easy Beef Skillet Nachos for your Next Party or Game Day

Easy Beef Skillet Nachos is a dish you need for your next party, tailgate, or game day food. Sizzling just out of the oven, everyone will love the spicy beef and gooey cheese.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Stephanie Wilson

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4-1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper adjust to preference
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 15- oz can red kidney beans or black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 bag tortilla chips
  • 2 cups shredded cheese cheddar/mozzarella mix

Garnish Ideas

  • sliced green onions
  • sour cream
  • fresh chopped tomatoes
  • chopped avocado
  • guacamole
  • salsa
  • lime wedges

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400° with oven rack in the middle position.
  • Cook ground beef and half of the sliced green onions in an oven safe skillet, like a cast iron skillet, breaking up the meat until it is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Stir in chili powder, cumin, oregano, cayenne, salt, and pepper to taste and cook until fragrant, about another minute. Remove the beef from the skillet and set aside.
  • Wipe the skillet clean with a paper towel. Spread half of tortilla chips evenly in the bottom of the skillet. Sprinkle half of the shredded cheese, cooked beef, and kidney beans over the chips. Repeat layering with remaining chips, cheese, beans, and beef.
  • Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake until the cheese is melted and just beginning to brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Garnish with remaining scallions, chopped tomatoes, and other ideas listed below. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 464mg | Potassium: 385mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 528IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 222mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: skillet nachos, beef skillet nachos

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