Over the Top Nachos

  • Recipe By
  • Published May 21st
  • Ready In10m
  • Servings6
  • Calories829
These nachos can be served as a meal, but all the good stuff makes for a great appetizer or snack while watching a game or a quick lunch for your family and friends. Better plan on making two plates of these, they're really good! Serve with sour cream, salsa, and guacamole.

Over the Top Nachos Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Over the Top Nachos for 6 servings:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) package tortilla chips
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, sliced

Over the Top Nachos Cooking Instructions

  • Prep5m
  • Cook5m
  • Ready In10m

To cook Over the Top Nachos, you need about 5 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Over the Top Nachos is about 5 minutes , and you can serve your Over the Top Nachos within 10 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Over the Top Nachos easily:

  1. 1 In a large frying pan, brown ground beef with onion, salt and pepper over medium heat. Break the meat into very small pieces while it is cooking. After the meat is thoroughly cooked, drain off the grease.
  2. 2 Arrange chips on a microwavable platter. Spread beans over the chips. Layer with 1/2 of the cheese, the ground beef mixture, and remaining cheese. Arrange jalapeno peppers on top.
  3. 3 Microwave on medium-high until cheese has melted. Serve immediately.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 829 calories; 52.1 grams of fat; 58.4 grams of carbohydrates; 33.6 grams of protein; 119 milligrams of cholesterol; 846 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Feb 6th 2011

    These are pretty good for something quick, but I wouldn't call them "Over the Top". The ground beef really needed some seasoning, so I used "Taco Seasoning I" from this site. I also used a M ...

  2. Feb 21st 2008

    Nachos are quite possibly the most fun food ever- so I can't see how anything would get a bad rating. You can adjust everything according to taste because a recipe is more like a loose guid ...

  3. Sep 24th 2005

    Restaurant quality nachos. We added shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, guacomole, and sour cream. It made a lot more than we anticipated, we ended up transfering it into a 9X13 pan so we co ...

  4. Apr 7th 2003

    Everyone enjoyed these at our Sunday night card party. I baked chips in oven for about 6-8 minutes, cooked meat with Taco seasoning as others did. I melted a 3 ounce brick of cream cheese wi ...

  5. Feb 12th 2003

    I seasoned my meat with taco seasoning. These are great!

  6. Jan 27th 2003

    Yummy! I took some suggestions from the previous reviewers: I added taco seasoning to the ground beef (using Taco Seasoning recipe from this site). I spread the tortilla chips onto a cooki ...

  7. Aug 20th 2002

    I heated my beans before putting the mixture on the chips. It helped to make it a little easier to spread. I also placed my chips in the oven before I added the ingredients to make them cris ...

  8. Jul 30th 2002

    Delicious. My boyfriend is a picky eater and loved these. The chips stay crispier if you bake them at 350 for 8 minutes. TRY THEM THEY ARE GREAT!

  9. Jul 22nd 2002

    Big hit at our 4th of July BBQ!