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Simple beef nachos in a bowl with sour cream
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5 from 2 votes

Simple beef nachos

A delicious pile of spicy minced beef topping cheese covered tortilla crisps. These can be made in thirty minutes and are great for a quick lunch or dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4 people
Author: Alison Maclean


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 500 g 1 lb minced beef
  • 1 onion
  • 4 mushrooms
  • 1 chilli
  • 1 teaspoon powdered cumin
  • 400 g 13 oz can chopped tomatoes
  • 125 ml beef stock
  • 400 g 13 oz can kidney beans
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 200 g 6½ oz tortilla chips
  • 120 g grated cheddar cheese

For the topping

  • Sour cream
  • 1 tomato chopped


  • Chop the onion and the mushrooms.
  • Heat the oil in the saucepan and add the onions and mushrooms.
    chopped onions and mushrooms on a chopping board
  • When soft add the beef, cumin and chopped chilli.
    Mince onions, mushrooms, chilli and cunin in a pan
  • Cook until the mince is browned
    Monce browning in a pan
  • Add the tomatoes, stock and kidney beans. Simmer for about 30 minutes
    beef nacho mixture bubbling in a pan
  • Place the tortilla chips in a bowl and sprinkle the cheese on top.
    Tortilla chips in a bowl with cheese grated on top
  • Place under a grill until the cheese melts
    melted cheese on top of tortilla chips
  • Top the tortillas with the beef mixture, chopped tomatoes and sour cream
    Simple beef nachos in a bowl with sour cream


If you are making a large batch it is simpler to layer the tortilla crisp and cheese on a baking tray and top with the mince. Put in the oven for fifteen minutes until the cheese melts.