Beef Nachos in Cast Iron Skillet

barbara lentz


The chips get so crispy in the cast iron pan. It tastes great.


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15 Min
15 Min


  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 small
    onion small dice
  • 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 3 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    mexican oregano
  • 1/2 tsp
    each cumin, salt and coriander
  • 1/4 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 c
    chicken stock
  • 8 oz
    each monterey jack cheese and sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz
    tortilla chips
  • 1/2 c
    jarred jalapeno's drained
  • 1/2
    red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 c
    pico de gallo
  • 2
    scallions sliced
  • 1/2 c
    fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 c
  • ·
    sour cream for drizzling

How to Make Beef Nachos in Cast Iron Skillet


  1. In 10 to 12 inch cast iron skillet that has been heated up on stove add the oil. Add the onion and cook a couple of minutes. Add the ground beef breaking it up while cooking. Add the garlic, oregano, cumin, salt , coriander and red pepper flakes. When the burger is no longer pink add the chicken stock. Cook until most has evaporated.
  2. Place one cup each of the Monterey Jack and Cheddar Cheese in a bowl. Add the beef mixture and stir to melt the cheese. Whip out the skillet.
  3. Preheat oven 400 degrees. Add a layer of chips to bottom of pan. Add a layer of the meat and cheese mixture. Add some red onion, green onion, and jalapeno's. Add 1/2 cup of each of the cheeses. Repeat twice more ending with the meat mixture and the remaining cheese. Place in the oven. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until cheese is melted through.
  4. Top with Pico, cilantro, salsa, and sour cream

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About Beef Nachos in Cast Iron Skillet

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican

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