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Local Nachos

Course Snack
Keyword nachos


  • 1 bag Bolder Chips blue corn chips
  • 3 oz LoCo jack cheese wedge grated
  • 1 cup pinto beans cooked
  • 1/2 cup olives sliced
  • 2 each green chiles (let thaw, comes frozen) roughly chopped
  • 1 each watermelon radish sliced
  • 1 each small red onion sliced

Nacho Beef (option)

  • 1 pound ground beef seasoned and cooked
  • 1 each small yellow onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup water


  • Preheat the oven to 400. First cook down yellow onions over medium to high heat until lightly browned and starting to soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the beef, sprinkle with salt and black pepper, and cook, stirring, until starting to brown, 2 to 3 minutes.┬áStir in the chili powder, ground cumin, and smoked paprika cook for 1 minute. Pour in water and continue cooking until the water has reduced by half and the beef is cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes.Turn off the heat and cover with a lid to keep warm.
  • Spread corn chips on baking sheet. Cover evenly with half of the cheese. Layer beef, beans, olives and chiles. Cover with remaining cheese. Bake for 5-6 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with radishes, red onions and optional cojita cheese.