Ultimate Nachos with my Southwest Alternative!! YOUTUBE Video

“Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors—it’s how you combine them that sets you apart.” – Wolfgang Puck

This recipe is served at all my get togethers because it is always a big hit with friends & family!

Dave, the boys, and yes me too like what we like as far as toppings go. So Evan & Aaron suggested making individual nacho’s. I was down for that for sure. I purchased some of those 9×9 aluminum foil cake pans and away they went.

The great thing about Nachos is you can literally put whatever you want on them. I decided to make this YouTube video to show y’all what we do! I hope you get some inspiration, so be sure to let me know how you liked it & what your favorite toppings are in the comments below!

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Ingredients: Yields 8 to 10 servings

1 pound ground beef, fried and crumbled

1 pound ground pork, fried and crumbles

1~ 1 ounce package of Chorizo seasoning mix

1 medium red onion, minced

2 cloves fresh garlic, minced OR 2 tsp jarred

2~ 16 ounce bags of tortilla chips, I like to mix the blue & white


6 cups shredded taco, fiesta, or Mexican blend cheese

2 firm, ripe roma tomatoes, diced

1~ 6 ounce can of black olives

2 large jalapeno peppers, sliced with or without the seeds

Sour Cream

Ranch Dressing

Your favorite taco sauce



You can make this already incredible nacho’s even better with a Southwest twist!

Make it Southwest~ add these toppings

1~ 6 ounce can of black beans, drained and washed

1~ 6 ounce can whole kernel corn, drained and washed 

Fresh cilantro, minced


  1. In a 9x13x2 inch baking dish, place an even layer of chips along the bottom. 
  2. Layer the following toppings in order:
    1. About 1 cup of the shredded cheese
    2. All the cooked ground meat
    3. Another 1 cup of shredded cheese
    4. Layer all the vegetables you want.
  3. Bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly.
  4. Serve with all your favorite toppings and enjoy!

PRO TIP: I cut all my vegetables and place them in a large bowl and mix thoroughly and then spread over the top of my meat and cheese, and then put the final layer of cheese on top.

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