Oven-Baked Nachos - Weekend at the Cottage

Oven-Baked Nachos

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare sauce: Place sour cream, lime juice and salt in a small bowl. Stir together before transferring into a squeeze bottle. Refrigerate until use.
  3. Cook the beef: Place a medium-sized skillet on stovetop on medium-high heat. Add the beef, breaking it up as it cooks. When the beef loses its pink colour, stir in the taco seasoning and cook for an additional minute. Transfer to a paper towel-lined strainer to remove excess fat.
  4. Assemble the nachos: To create a collar around the inside of a 10-inch spring-form pan, cut a length of parchment paper that wraps right around the inside and rises two inches above the top. Sprinkle a handful of the chips into the pan, spreading them out evenly. Add a handful of meat, followed by a small handful of the vegetables. End by sprinkling with 1 cup of the Monterey Jack cheese. Repeat this process three more times, alternating which cheese you use. Crush any remaining chips and sprinkle on the top, along with any remaining meat and veggies.
  5. Transfer to oven and bake for 30 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Remove pan from oven placing it onto a large round plate. Using oven mitts, carefully pop the springform and gently lift the ring up and away from the nachos. Peel away and discard the parchment paper. Squeeze the sour cream back and forth across the top along with a sprinkle of avocado and cilantro. Serve immediately.
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Tortilla chips loaded with seasoned beef, diced veggies, avocado, cheddar and Monteray Jack cheese plus a drizzle of tangy lime sour cream…

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    45 MIN
  • 8 SERVINGS
Oven-Baked Nachos

Main course or just for snacks, OVEN-BAKED NACHOS are a crowd favourite!

Our goal with this Mexican nachos recipes was to create something really easy that you can pull together without too much effort, so promise me you won’t overthink it. Prep the nachos’ ingredients, go for our layered look, bake and serve. It doesn’t get simpler than these OVEN-BAKED NACHOS!

Ingredients for Oven-Baked Nachos

WHAT YOU GOT

Although you’ll soon discover there are a lot of things to love about this recipe, one of the key takeaways is the versatility of it all; this is especially true when you go to gather the various veggies. Include whatever you have on hand in the cupboard or in the fridge and feel free to mix it up each time you make it.

Homemade taco seasoning

SEASONING

One of our most popular theme-specific posts at Weekend at the Cottage was our TURKEY TACOS RECIPE which included our TACO SEASONING, made from scratch. It’s extra tasty and we used it for this recipe to create that beloved taco/nachos flavour.

Oven-Baked Nachos

CHEESE

Why use just one cheese when you can use two? We suggest you make these OVEN-BAKED NACHOS even more enjoyable by using both cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, but you can also try a traditional Mexican cheese like Cotija. Click HERE to learn more about this awesome cheese.

Oven-Baked Nachos

TOWER

The idea of creating a tower of nachos came from my desire to have meat, toppings or cheese on virtually every single tortilla chip. Using a parchment-collared springform pan accomplishes the task perfectly. Add some chips, then meat, then toppings then cheese. Repeat again and again and again until the entire tower has ingredients dispersed evenly throughout.

Garnished for the Oven-Baked Nachos

GARNISH

The garnish for the finished plate is not only super easy but also really refreshing. A great hit of colour comes from the chopped avocado and cilantro and the simple-flavoured sour cream with lime gives the chips a cooling, creamy bite. Love it!

A plate of the finished plate

One final tip on serving these OVEN-BAKED NACHOS – make sure to place the springform on an extra large plate. As you pop and remove the ring and then peel away the parchment, some of the ingredients will cascade down onto the plate. Make sure your plate is big enough to handle all the excitement.

Close up of Oven-Baked Nachos

As soon as they come out of the oven, serve them – on small plates and a couple of napkins is all you need – it’s a no-cutlery kind of snack, which is always fun. If kids are in your midst, pass out our non-alcoholic TOUCAN KIDS COCKTAIL or GRILLED LEMONADE; for adults, a cerveza-based ÁNDALE CHELA.

Crunchy OVEN-BAKED NACHOS are always a favourite snack for any time of day and into the wee hours. Enjoy!

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Oven-Baked Nachos

Ingredients

  • 2 large bags tortilla chips (13oz. bag)
  • For the sautéed beef:
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • For the toppings:
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 orange pepper, diced
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • kernels from 2 ears of corn
  • 1 can black olives, sliced
  • 1 can greens olives, sliced
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 2 jalapeños, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • For the sauce:
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • juice of 2 limes
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • For garnish:
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare sauce: Place sour cream, lime juice and salt in a small bowl. Stir together before transferring into a squeeze bottle. Refrigerate until use.
  3. Cook the beef: Place a medium-sized skillet on stovetop on medium-high heat. Add the beef, breaking it up as it cooks. When the beef loses its pink colour, stir in the taco seasoning and cook for an additional minute. Transfer to a paper towel-lined strainer to remove excess fat.
  4. Assemble the nachos: To create a collar around the inside of a 10-inch spring-form pan, cut a length of parchment paper that wraps right around the inside and rises two inches above the top. Sprinkle a handful of the chips into the pan, spreading them out evenly. Add a handful of meat, followed by a small handful of the vegetables. End by sprinkling with 1 cup of the Monterey Jack cheese. Repeat this process three more times, alternating which cheese you use. Crush any remaining chips and sprinkle on the top, along with any remaining meat and veggies.
  5. Transfer to oven and bake for 30 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Remove pan from oven placing it onto a large round plate. Using oven mitts, carefully pop the springform and gently lift the ring up and away from the nachos. Peel away and discard the parchment paper. Squeeze the sour cream back and forth across the top along with a sprinkle of avocado and cilantro. Serve immediately.

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