Beef Nachos Supreme

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This beef nachos is one of our favorites: it’s super easy and super delicious! It’s sure to take your game day snacking to the next level. Don’t leave your snacking to chance.

Follow this time-tested cheesy beef nachos recipe for a perfectly delicious result every time.

History Of Nachos

Nachos have been canonized in Mexican, Tex-Mex, and American cuisine. But few people know the origins of this game-day food staple!

In 1943, some wives of U.S. soldiers stationed at Fort Duncan in Eagle Pass, Texas, were on a shopping trip in the bordering city of Piedras Negras, Mexico. They stopped at the Victory Club for a bite to eat, but the restaurant had closed for the day.

Not wanting to disappoint his customers, the maître d’,  Ignacio “El Nacho” Anaya, was determined to whip something up for them. He made due with what was left in the kitchen: tortillas, cheese, and pickled jalapeños. He cut and fried the tortillas into chips, covered them with the cheese and jalapeños, and served what would go on to be called “Nacho’s especiales“.

How To Make Beef Nachos

There are lots of iconic game day foods—buffalo chicken wings, chili, sliders —but none are more iconic or beloved than beef nachos. The very first nachos were simply topped with cheddar and pickled jalapenos, but since then the nacho world has exploded to include a vast array of variations, both in terms of the base and what tops it.

Are Nachos Fried or Baked?

Nachos are baked, but the corn chips used in them are usually fried.

Can I Make My Nachos Vegan?

Absolutely! If you think about it, a lot of typical nacho toppings are naturally vegan — guacamole, beans, lettuce, jalapenos, tomatoes, and onions — and most tortilla chips that you can buy are also vegan ( check the label to be sure).

You can buy vegan cheese if you want, but if you’re already in the kitchen, why not whip up a batch of our vegan chipotle queso to drizzle on top of your nachos?

What are Some Toppings for Nachos?

We’ve packed this version of nachos with an impressive load of toppings including beef, refried beans, pickled jalapenos, tomato, green onion, and avocado. But you can top your nachos with whatever you want!

If you want to stick with the traditional Mexican vibe, we recommend guacamole, pico de gallo, shredded lettuce, cotija cheese, grilled corn, pinto beans, black olives, fresh jalapeño slices, pickled red onions, cubed steak, shredded chicken, or crumbled tofu.

However, if you really want to shake it up, go less traditional and top your nachos with some saucy pulled pork for a barbecue vibe, or fried cheese curds and gravy for a deliciously decadent poutine twist!

Storing & Reheating

Storing leftovers can be a bit messy, and your beef nachos supreme will wind up kinda soggy. It’s still delicious, but you’re better off finishing it fresh. Save your appetite on nachos supreme day and you won’t have to worry about leaving any behind!

However, if due to no fault of your own, everyone ends up full, here’s the best way to store your nachos:

  • Place the cooked nachos (toppings and all) into a plastic storage bag. Seal securely while squeezing out any excess air, then refrigerate. *You can remove toppings that you will want to keep cold (like sour cream) at this time, if desired.
  • It is best to store your leftover nachos once fully cooled, but not more than an hour after removing from the oven to serve. Refrigerate for up two days maximum.

When reheating your nachos, it works best to remove any of the toppings that you want to keep cold. Set aside sour cream, tomatoes, and any other toppings that you prefer not to have cooked.

Preheat your oven to 250 degrees F (121 degrees C) and spread the leftover nachos out on a large baking sheet. Place your nachos into the preheated oven and cook for 5 minutes, up to 10 minutes, watching them closely to prevent them from burning.

Your nachos are done and ready to serve once everything is nice and melty, and the center nachos and toppings are heated through.

Did you try this beef nachos supreme recipe? Let us know how it went in the comment section below!

beef nachos supreme

Beef Nachos Supreme

Don’t leave your snacking to chance. Follow this time-tested cheesy beef nachos recipe for a perfectly delicious result every time.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Mexican


  • 1 lb beef
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp green onion
  • 1 tsp soy sauce and salt
  • ½ yellow onion, red bell pepper and diced avocado
  • 1 bag tortilla chips
  • 16 oz shredded cheese of your choice


  • Season the beef with Cayenne, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, green onion, soy sauce and Salt
  • Add a little oil to the saucepan and cook on heat for 10 mins.
  • Cut the beef in cubes and return the beef to the pan
  • Lay chips in a baking sheet.
  • Spoon the beef to each pan of chips.
  • Sprinkle shredded cheese on top. 
  • Preheat the oven at 400 degrees. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, and sprinkle on diced onion, red bell pepper, avocado diced.
  • Serve immediately.
Keyword Beef, Nachos
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