Cheesy Beef Nachos
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Delicious nachos always ready on hand in your freezer!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 - tsp ground cumin
  • 1 - 4 oz. can(s) green chiles
  • 1 - bag(s) corn tortilla chips**
  • 2 - cup(s) shredded mild cheddar cheese**
  • 1 - cup(s) shredded Pepperjack cheese**
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Garnish: - sour cream**
  • Garnish: - salsa**
  • Side: - fruit**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Open the can(s) of diced green chilies.
  3. In a large saucepan, brown the ground beef with the minced onion, garlic powder, chili powder, ground cumin and green chilies. Drain and return to saucepan.
  4. On a large oven-safe serving platter or baking dish, spread the tortilla chips on the bottom and top with the cooked beef combo. Top with the shredded sharp cheddar cheese and shredded Pepper Jack cheese.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Garnish with sour cream and salsa.
  6. Prepare the fruit.
  7. Serve Cheesy Beef Nachos with fruit.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Open 2 cans of diced green chilies.
  2. Brown 2 lbs. ground beef with 2 Tbsp minced onion, 2 tsp garlic powder, 1 Tbsp chili powder, 2 tsp ground cumin, and 2 cans of diced green chilies. Let cool.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the browned ground beef
  • Salt and pepper

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to a skillet and reheating. Assemble and bake nachos as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Unfortunately, there is not a great dairy-free option for this meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Cheesy Beef Nachos

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw completely, add tortilla chips to baking sheet, top with beef mixture and then shredded cheeses. Bake at 350 F for 15 minutes.
Serve with fruit.

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