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Ultimate Nachos Recipe

This ultimate nachos recipe makes a delicious nachos out of leftover chili con carne. This is far more than just cheese and tortilla chips, it’s really a ‘super nachos’ with the works and it’s how we like to eat our nachos.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 2
Calories: 1065kcal
Author: Terence Carter


  • 1 cup of chili con carne warmed
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 jalapeño peppers pickled, diced finely
  • 160 g corn chips ‘restaurant-style’
  • 1 cup red tomato salsa
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp black olives pitted & sliced
  • 2 stalks of spring onions green parts only, sliced finely


  • Preheat the oven broiler as high as it will go.
  • Make a layer of overlapping corn chips at the edge of the plate then continue with concentric circles until the plate is covered. Add a few more to the centre of the plate.
  • Cover the corn chips with the grated cheese.
  • Place the plate in the oven and leave until cheese is just melted and gooey.
  • Remove the plate from the oven and top with a mound of the warm chili. Sprinkle with more cheese and return to the oven only until all the cheese is melted.
  • Remove from the oven and while still hot, pour some salsa on top, plop a blob of sour cream on top of that. Then generously sprinkle with slices of olives, jalapeños and spring onions to finish.


Calories: 1065kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 73g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 2841mg | Potassium: 1225mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 2745IU | Vitamin C: 9.4mg | Calcium: 773mg | Iron: 7mg