Easy Sheet Pan Beef Nachos

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Move over burgers, and whip up a new way to cook up that ground beef sitting in your fridge. This easy sheet pan beef nachos is seasoned with ground beef, tortillas, refried beans, queso, and all your other favorite toppings for these loaded nachos.

Simple Beef Sheet Pan Nachos

A simple dinner idea that is made and served on a sheet pan for a crowd.

This can be served as an appetizer for a game night at home or a kid-friendly dinner the whole family can enjoy.

Consider trying out these firecracker meatballs, or my loaded meatloaf recipe for two more simple dinner ideas.

A plate of nachos topped with lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream.

Reasons You Will Enjoy These Simple Nachos

  • Made with ground beef for a budget-friendly dinner.
  • Load up your nachos with all your favorite toppings.
  • 30-minute dinner or appetizer recipe.
  • Family-friendly flavors so even picky eaters will devour these nachos.
Sheet pan beef nachos.

Makes 8 servings

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Nachos Ingredients Needed

  • Beef – Reach for ground beef for this recipe. Make sure it is fully cooked and drain off the excess grease.
  • Diced Tomatoes and Green Chiles – Now you can buy mild to hot with this tomatoes and green chiles. Feel free to pick your preference.
  • Taco Seasoning – Make homemade seasoning or opt for a packet from the store.
  • Tortilla Chips – The base is tortilla chips for this nacho recipe.
  • Beans – Refried beans are what you will want for the base.
  • Cheese – You will use queso cheese and shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Toppings – Sour cream and lettuce are what I added on top but feel free to add whatever toppings you want.

Pro Tip: If you want to add a little extra kick to your muffins, try adding a pinch of cayenne pepper to the dry mix. It will give your muffins a subtle and spicy flavor.

The ingredients for a taco salad are laid out on a white table.

How to Make Loaded Nachos Recipe

Preheat the oven and spread a layer of the chips on your rimmed baking sheet.

In a skillet cook your ground beef until it is fully cooked. Drain off the grease. Then add taco seasoning, water, and tomatoes.

A skillet filled with ground beef and tomatoes.

Cook until it is thickened a bit. Allow the mixture to simmer for a while.

Spread a layer of refried beans over the chips.

Then add queso cheese and add the meat over it. Then top with the shredded cheese.

Four pictures of lasagna in a foil pan, including beef.

Bake in the oven as directed, and once the cheese is melted remove.

Top with sour cream and lettuce. Serve.

A tray of nachos with cheese and greens on top.

Topping Ideas for Nachos

  • Salsa
  • Avocado or Guacamole
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Black olives
  • Pico de gallo
  • Black beans
  • Etc.

Those are just a few more easy topping ideas to pile on these nachos if you want more flavor. Feel free to pick and choose to create a nacho recipe that fits your exact preferences.

Nachos on a plate with sour cream on top.

Storing

Want to store leftover nachos? If so, you will store your nachos in an airtight container for 2-3 days in the fridge. Just know the chips will become even more soggy as they sit. But the flavor will still taste good.

Reheat in the microwave or opt to reheat in the oven if you want.

Can I use store-bought nacho cheese sauce?

Go right ahead and reach for a store-bought sauce if you want instead of a homemade cheese sauce. Just buy any brand you prefer.

How do I prevent the nachos from getting soggy?

Don’t pile on too many toppings to the chips to help prevent the chips from getting soggy. You will find that most of the time it is almost impossible for nacho chips to not get soggy.

Can I make sheet pan nachos for a crowd?

Go right ahead and make up these sheet pan nachos for a crowd! It is a great snack, appetizer, or dinner idea. Use one sheet pan or whip up multiple sheet pans depending on how many you are serving.

Printable Recipe Card and Nutritional Values

A plate topped with nachos and sour cream.

Sinple Beef Sheet Pan Nachos Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This easy sheet pan beef nachos is seasoned ground beef, tortillas, refried beans, queso, and all your other favorite toppings for these loaded nachos.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 10-ounce can of diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 12-ounce bag of tortilla chips
  • 1 16-ounce can of refried beans, prepared
  • 1 cup white queso cheese
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • Sour cream for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spread the tortilla chips in an even layer over a large baking sheet and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef.
  4. When the meat is cooked through, add the diced tomatoes, water, and taco seasoning.
  5. Simmer until the sauce has thickened, then remove the pan from heat.
  6. Spread a layer of refried beans over the top of the chips. Sheet pan beef nachos.

Notes

Storing

Want to store leftover nachos? If so, you will store your nachos in an airtight container for 2-3 days in the fridge. Just know the chips will become even more soggy as they sit. But the flavor will still taste good.

Reheat in the microwave or opt to reheat in the oven if you want.

Can I use store-bought nacho cheese sauce?

Go right ahead and reach for a store-bought sauce if you want instead of a homemade cheese sauce. Just buy any brand you prefer.

How do I prevent the nachos from getting soggy?

Don’t pile on too many toppings to the chips to help prevent the chips from getting soggy. You will find that most of the time it is almost impossible for nacho chips to not get soggy.

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Loaded Nachos Conclusion

With simple ingredients and few steps needed, these sheet pan beef nachos provide a delicious appetizer that is sure to please.

They are a great way to put a fresh spin on your ground beef recipe rotation, as well as spice up your weekly meal plan.

Easy enough for weeknights and pretty enough for company, give this easy sheet pan beef nachos recipe a try.

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Beef nachos arranged on a sheet pan.

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