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Easy Peasy Hamburger Nachos

Updated on February 10, 2014
Easy Peasy Hamburger Nachos
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Along with all of the other wonderful Mexican dishes we enjoy, nachos are one of our favorites. We certainly don't have them as often as we'd like.

Nachos contain a great deal of calories, and more fat than we normally enjoy, and we tons of them (you can see our plates) when we do make them.

So we try and only have these on special occasions or at least just every now and then. Last night seemed like a good time for some nachos!

If you'll notice in our final picture, my husband chose to enjoy his nachos with hamburger and sour cream, while I instead chose Easy Peasy Shredded Chicken Nachos topped with tons of yummy chopped tomatoes and lettuce.

That's one thing that's great about nachos. They are super easy to prepare, and everyone in the household can have something completely different.

Either way, I think we both agree that the refried beans, queso dip, and guacamole are necessities on any nachos at our house, regardless of the other toppings chose.

Let's look at how to put these together yourself, and you'll have to let me know what you decided on!

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Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Serves 4 people 1 small plate of nachos

Ingredients

  • 1 large bag tortilla chips
  • 1 (15oz) can refried beans
  • 1/2 pound hamburger meat
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 Guacamole Dip recipe, (2 avocados and 1/2 cup salsa)
  • 2-4 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese

Instructions

  1. Start by thawing your hamburger. We precook all of ours as soon as we get it home from the store. This makes each meal 100% easier to compile in a quick amount of time.
  2. I would then consult my recipe on Easy Peasy Cheesy Velveeta Queso Dip in order to make your liquid cheese to spread over the top of your nachos.
  3. On the side, I also suggest making my Quick and Easy Creamy Guacamole Dip, as nachos just aren't the same without guacamole.
  4. When your hamburger comes out of the microwave, add in your taco seasoning, directly in the bag, and shake it until it's thoroughly combined.
  5. Make sure to keep an eye on your queso dip throughout this process.
  6. This is a good time to open you can of refried beans.
  7. Dump them in a microwaveable bowl and smash them down.
  8. Cook them, covered, for 2 1/2 minutes.
  9. When you remove them, stir them up really well.
  10. I like to add a half a cup of water to them and mix it in so that the beans are liquidy enough to easily spread over your nachos. Otherwise they clump and won't spread out.
  11. When your queso is done, it is time to lay out all of your toppings and compile your nachos.
  12. You can see that my husband laid his chips down first and spread beans on them.
  13. He then added his meat and then the cheese on top.
  14. Finally he topped his nachos with guacamole, then sour cream, and finally more shredded cheese.
  15. Whatever way you decide to top them, enjoy!!
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Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 salad plate of nachos
Calories 369
Calories from Fat90
% Daily Value *
Fat 10 g15%
Saturated fat 4 g20%
Unsaturated fat 6 g
Carbohydrates 56 g19%
Fiber 8 g32%
Protein 20 g40%
Cholesterol 20 mg7%
Sodium 800 mg33%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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Personal Review

We cooked our hamburger ahead of time (See Preparing Your Hamburger Meat Ahead of Time), cooked and rinsed of all fat, which significantly lowers the calories and fat content of this dish.

When it comes to nachos, I am all about the guacamole and cheese. The hamburger and other accompaniments only serve to give the nachos some substance and calories. lol

My husband would fee differently though. I think his favorite part is the hamburger, along with the guacamole of course.

Nachos, like any other recipe are perfect for being creative and making them your own way, especially for families.

All of the ingredients can easily be set out in an assembly line fashion, and each person in the family can slide by and top his or her nachos any way they like.

Although I didn't mention all of the possible topping that could be used on this wonderful meal, consider also onions, chives, olives, tomatoes, lettuce, etc.

This will quickly be a favorite in your home! Enjoy!

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Absolutely! Ever since my husband started doing that, meals have been so much easier and have cooked so much faster. I love it! Thank you for your comment!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I do love nachoes but have to limit myself on the intake. You have given me a great idea in cooking batches of hamburger to freeze for future use. This way whenever the craving arises, you have half the effort completed.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Thanks Eddy! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I really appreciate all of your comments!

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      A brilliant recipe for me to vote up and save.

      Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      Billy, lol Absolutely! Whatever you need to tell yourself to enjoy some yummy nachos.

      Kids, You're absolutely right. Reheating your food in glass or ceramic is the safest and healthiest way. Thank you for the suggestion!

      Thank you both, as always, for the wonderful comments!

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      It's the type of meal as you said that can be set out in an assembly line fashion, and each person can choose what they prefer and leave what they don't like. Everybody is happy than :-)

      One thing I do differently is anything that I reheat (when and if I use the microwave), I will heat in a glass dish or ceramic. I don't know why but I never liked the idea of microwave and plastic together. Like I said... it's just me :-)

      Another appetizing hub, Victoria! Well done!

      Have a nice day!

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      That's a meal I could eat weekly....all the major food groups, right? :)