Cheesy loaded nachos

Cheesy and irresistible. These loaded nachos are the ultimate snack for cheering on your favourite sport teams on game viewing days. Don't forget the sour cream dip!

Prep Time

25-30 mins

Cook Time

15 mins

Total Time

10-15 mins


  • 13”x18” (33cmx45cm) sheet pan
  • parchment paper
  • frying pan
  • wooden spoon
  • colander
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • box grater
  • measuring cups and spoons


  • 1 12 oz (340g) bag tortilla chips
  • 1 lb (454g) lean ground beef
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) canola oil
  • 2 tsp (10ml) chili powder
  • 2 tsp (10ml) ground cumin
  • 1 tsp (10ml) salt
  • 1 tsp (10ml) garlic powder
  • ½ tsp (4ml) ground coriander
  • ½ tsp (4ml) onion powder
  • ½ tsp (4ml) dried oregano
  • ½ tsp (4ml)  smoked paprika
  • ½ cup (120ml) water
  • 1 ½ cup (360 ml)  Monterey Jack, shredded
  • 1 ½  cup (360 ml)  cheddar, shredded
  • ¼ cup (60ml)  sliced black olives (optional)
  • ¼ cup (60ml) pickled jalapenos, drained (optional)
  • 1 fresh tomato, diced small
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced small
  • 3 pieces green onions, sliced
  • ½ cup (120ml)  sour cream
  • ½ cup (120ml) salsa


  1. Preheat your oven to 375’F (190’C)
  2. Heat the frying pan over medium-high heat and add 1 tbsp (15ml) canola oil. Add the ground beef and  stir in the spices and salt, breaking up any large chunks with a wooden spoon. Add ½ cup (120ml ) water and cook for  8-10 minutes. Once the beef is cooked through, drain off any excess fat in a colander.
  3. Line the sheet pan with parchment paper and lay the tortilla chips in an even layer. Sprinkle half of the cheese blend over the chips, followed by the ground beef, pickled jalapenos and black olives, finishing with the remaining cheese.
  4. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until all the cheese is melted and starting to brown around the edges. Remove from the oven and top with the diced tomatoes, avocado, green onion and a few small dollops of sour cream and salsa. Alternatively, you could serve the sour cream and salsa on the side for dipping. Now you’re ready to serve immediately, straight from the pan!


  • Choose a thicker cut tortilla chip so they hold up to the toppings when cooked
  • You could use pre-shredded cheese, but freshly grated melts the best!
  • Feel free to omit and get creative with other toppings such as corn, black beans, diced bell peppers, red onion….even pineapple!