Beef, Bean & Cheese Nachos {with Jalapeños}
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Serves: 4
  • 1 bag good quality thin tortilla chips
  • 2 jalapenos, thinly sliced
For the ground beef...
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. ground oregano
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • pinch cayenne
For the cheese dip...
  • 1 lb. white American cheese, cut into cubes
  • ½ cup milk
  • ¼ cup fine diced jalapeno, optional
For the refried beans...
  • 1 can refried beans
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup shredded cheese (Monterey jack or cheddar)
  1. Brown your ground beef in a skillet, using a wooden spoon to break it into fine pieces. Remember nice and fine, don't be afraid to add a tablespoon or two of water to help the beef break down. Season it to taste with chili powder, cumin, ground oregano, cayenne, salt & pepper. Drain well.
  2. In a microwaveable bowl, add the cubed American cheese and milk. Microwave in one minute intervals, stirring in between until cheese has melted. Stir in finely diced jalapeno if desired.
  3. Heat beans in saucepan over medium heat. Stir in sour cream and cheese and continuing cooking until combined.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  5. On an oven proof baking sheet, pile chips with beef, beans, cheese and sliced jalapeños (optional); repeat. Bake until cheese is bubbly and just beginning to brown, about 10 - 15 minutes.
Recipe by Lemony Thyme at