Loaded Nachos: Never Eat Ordinary Nachos Again

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Loaded nachos for a relaxed Friday night meal.

loaded nachos

Do you know what’s better than nachos for a relaxed Friday night meal?

Loaded nachos.

Ordinary nachos are usually topped with melted cheese and maybe some guacamole or sour cream.

They’re ok. But loaded nachos are super sensational.

Loaded nachos still have the melted cheese, but they are also loaded with extra fresh toppings like fresh tomato, avocado, red onion, jalapenos and coriander (you can never have too much coriander). The fresh toppings contrast nicely with the savoriness of the mince.

Nachos are an easy, tasty, healthy go-to meal. The kids love them and it’s an easy dish for getting lots of vegetables in their meal.

They are especially easy if you have leftover topping in the freezer – then it’s just a matter of defrosting and wacking it under the griller on some corn chips.

In fact, whether it’s mince or vegetarian, I always cook extra topping and freeze it. The week of the month that I can pull each night’s dinner out of the freezer to reheat and serve is the best week of all.

Today’s recipe is the mince nachos, but you can easily load up vegetarian nachos too. You can find my favourite vegetarian nacho recipe here. To add extra vegetables to the mince version, don’t forget to add grated vegetables when you’re cooking the mince.

You can use ordinary corn chips from the supermarket or pick up some GMO and MSG free corn chips from your local health food or bulk food store. I find the health food store chips are similarly priced to the supermarket variety.

To use up the leftover avocado, try smashed avo on toast for breakfast the next day.

Yield: 1 serve

Loaded Nachos

loaded nachos

Give nachos extra pizzazz by loading them up with lots of fresh ingredients.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 quantity of chill beef mince and beans (leave out the chilli for a kid-friendly version)
  • 1 200g packet of corn chips
  • Grated cheddar cheese
  • Diced fresh tomatoes
  • Diced fresh avocado
  • Finely diced red or green onion
  • Sliced Jalapeno peppers
  • Sour cream
  • Coriander


  1. Reheat mince if necessary.
  2. Spread corn chips onto an oven-safe plate and top with mince and grated cheese.
  3. Toast under the grill/broiler until cheese is melted. Alternatively, you can place in the oven until cheese is melted.
  4. Top with your favourite fresh toppings and serve.


Sliced, pickled jalapeno peppers can be found in the pickles section of the supermarket. They are a fiery addition to your nachos so not kid-friendly but a couple sprinkled over your nachos add an incredibly tasty kick.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 529Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 554mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 9gSugar: 7gProtein: 17g

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