Refried Bean and Beef Nachos


Home made Nachos are enjoyable to make and we particularly love them with this mixture of Refried Beans and Beef with Avocado and Lime Wedges.

Plate of Refried Bean and Beef Nachos with Lime Wedges

I’ve been requested on multiple event (like 1,000,000 events?) the place I get my inspiration for dishes I put together in my kitchen. Whereas some meals bloggers run a system that’s tremendous organized and intentional and so they plan 6 months prematurely, my system as evidenced by these Refried Bean and Beef Nachos is far easier.

I’ve all the time and can all the time current dishes that mirror what I make as if I have been merely cooking for household or mates.

Working example are these Refried Bean and Beef Nachos. This tower of yummy goodness solely occurred as a result of I had SO many refried beans from my enterprise final week once I made my belated Cinco de Mayo providing of Home made Refried Beans with Bacon.

A full recipe of refried beans for one throughout quarantine for Covid-19 would require that I put together Mexican for dinner at the very least 7 nights in a row or that I punt and make nachos. This was a superb name; heck I wanted one thing particular for Mom’s Day proper?

Once I talked about my venture to a pal in Southern California; she commented that they have been a weekly incidence. Whoa…and I used to be impressed I used to be making them simply this as soon as!

In reality my behavior can be to satisfy mates for dinner at a favourite Mexican hang-out and share a plate of nachos earlier than I might put together them at house; this effort appears higher fitted to a crew of individuals, not one individual. However quarantine…and I needed some!

Serving Size Plate of Refried Bean and Beef Nachos With a Margarita

Nachos are tremendous easy to make however they remind me a little bit of fajitas. You do need to have a conglomeration of various meals readily available to make them achieve success; on this case (full recipe on the backside of submit):

  • Corn tortillas (all the time my desire since they’re gluten free)
  • Cheese – I used a Mexican combination of shredded Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Asedero and Queso Quesadilla together with crumbled Quesco Fresco cheese
  • Refried Beans with Beef (I used selfmade refried beans however canned beans are wonderful too)
  • Diced tomatoes (cherry tomatoes are greatest)
  • Diced onion
  • Minced jalapeno
  • Avocado chunks
  • Bitter cream on the aspect (optionally available)

I do know that many recipes, in the event you can name this a recipe, would come with guacamole however I like to easily cube an avocado and scatter these on prime after the nachos are faraway from the oven. I might eat avocado with nothing however salt and pepper and sometimes do when served on the aspect of a dish so it’s merely private desire; make guac if that’s yours!

Closeup of Refried Bean and Beef Nachos with Lime Wedges

Once I first ‘examined’ a small plate of those final week, I solely used the refried beans and whereas they have been good, I assumed they wanted extra substance so floor beef it was. That was a superb name; simply sufficient to simply flip these into greater than an appetizer; or at the very least I did…they have been dinner!

After all modify away along with your private preferences too. Strive all Monterey Jack or all Cheddar cheese. Pink onion perhaps? I virtually dabbed on some salsa however I needed to ensure they stayed crisp so I might provide that on the aspect.

I depend on my neighbors to assist me eat a number of the extra indulgent dishes I make. Since I made this stack for a crowd however clearly didn’t have one, a household of 4 bought the decision to see in the event that they have been focused on an enormous plate of Refried Bean and Beef Nachos. Humorous they have been ready on a supply of Chinese language meals and nonetheless have been gungho…we turned their Chinese language dinner into an Worldwide affair!

If there may be any caveat for this dish of cheese goodness is that it’s merely not meant to be leftovers. Have your pals or household settled with their drinks in hand and able to eat, it’s so good heat and crispy and melty with simply sufficient warmth from jalapenos. Ready too lengthy and even warming again up loses a number of the crispness that’s so excellent proper out of the oven.

I believe these are an ideal occasion dish however through the quarantine we discover ourselves in, it’s additionally a enjoyable strategy to shake issues up. Set the desk with a country candle, discover the suitable music and ask your loved ones or roommates out to dinner at their favourite Mexican restaurant. Proper at Residence!

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White Serving Plate with Refried Bean and Beef Nachos

Yield: 6 Servings

Refried Bean and Beef Nachos

Refried Bean and Beef Nachos

A heat and attractive tower of tortilla chips, refried beans and beef, onion, tomato, jalapeno and cheese all topped with chopped avocado.

Prep Time 20 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 15 minutes

Complete Time 35 minutes


For the Refried Beans and Beef

  • 1 Tbsp bacon fats, lard, or olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/four tsp chili powder
  • 1/four tsp cumin
  • 1 lb of floor beef
  • 1 – 15ouncescan of pinto beans, drained
  • half of cup broth, rooster or vegetable

To Make the Nachos

  • Tortilla Chips
  • Mexican or different shredded cheese
  • Queso Fresco Cheese
  • Refried Beans with Beef
  • Onion, diced
  • Jalapeno, diced
  • Tomatoes, sliced


To Make the Refried Beans and Beef

  1. Warmth fats in a big skillet over medium excessive warmth till sizzling, add onions and saute for five minutes. Add the minced garlic, chili powder, and cumin and saute for an additional minute.
  2. Crumble the bottom beef into the skillet and cook dinner till not pink. Take away the elements from the skillet right into a bowl and put aside. Drain all however a tablespoon of fats from the skillet.
  3. Add the pinto beans to the skillet and warmth on medium warmth till beginning to dry. Mash the beans with a potato masher or different kitchen device till they’re chunky, including broth as wanted till the beans are the fitting consistency. They need to be thick however simply liquid sufficient that they don’t maintain a form.
  4. Add again within the aromatics and floor beef and blend effectively.

To Make the Refried Beans and Beef Nachos

  1. Preheat oven to 250 levels
  2. Layer elements on this order on giant oven-safe plate:
    Tortilla chips
    Mexican Cheese
    Queso Fresco Cheese
    Refried Beans and Beef Combination
    Diced Onions
    Diced Jalapeno
    Chopped tomatoes
  3. Put plate in over and warmth for 10-15 minutes till cheese has melted.
  4. Take away from oven and garnish with diced avocado.


I’ve not specified precise quantities for some elements. It depends upon the variety of individuals consuming. You might be higher off making simply what you’ll eat in a single sitting, leftover beans and beef can be utilized on their very own with eggs or as a aspect dish if all aren’t utilized in nachos.

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