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cheesy ground beef nachos on a light blue plate
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Grandma's Cheesy Beef & Bean Nachos

Grandma's cheesy beef and bean nachos are the perfect way to switch up taco night or serve for a lowkey party or movie night. You don't need to head out for great flavor, you can make these at home with little effort.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Tex Mex
Servings: 12
Calories: 406kcal


  • 1 1/2 - 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 2 15 oz cans dark red kidney beans rinsed & drained
  • 2 packets taco seasoning + the water called for on the packet instructions
  • 8 oz block mild cheddar cheese thinly sliced
  • 8 oz block Monterrey jack cheese thinly sliced


  • In a large skillet, cook the ground beef until browned. Drain off any excess grease and return the beef to the skillet.
  • Add the beans, seasoning packets, and amount of water called for. Stir together until combined.
  • Bring the mixture to a simmer, and let it cook until the sauce has thickened- stirring occasionally.
  • Transfer this mixture to a casserole dish, and using a spatula spread it out evenly in the bottom of the dish.
  • Alternating the cheeses, layer the sliced cheese evenly out overtop of the meat mixture until all the cheese is gone and the mixture covered.
  • Bake the dish at 350° for 15-20 minutes, until heated through and all the cheese is melted.
  • Serve by spooning the beef & cheese out over individual plates of nachos.


Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 425mg | Potassium: 776mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 434IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 263mg | Iron: 6mg