Family Nachos Recipe

By | February 26, 2014

Family Nacho Night
It has been a while since I posted a yummy no fighting over dinner recipe like our Crescent Dinner Pockets.  So I thought it was about time to share a new family favorite with you all.  I actually got the idea for this recipe at Old El Paso Nachos recipes.  They have a few ideas of different yummy Nachos recipes to try.

One thing I like to do when I make recipes for the girls is to try and hide some extra veggies in there somewhere.  This time I put a bunch in the meat.  Since both my girls like carrots I did not worry about the fact that those could be seen in the meat, but the onion and green peppers usually cook down and can be hidden pretty well in ground meat.

The best thing about this family nachos recipe is that there was no fighting about dinner.  The girls were so excited that mommy was giving them chips for dinner they did not even complain when I put lettuce on top of theirs.  You can use the recipe I used below or modify it by what your family likes.  My husband suggested using Velveeta cheese instead of the shredded so we would not have to microwave the plates.  I am not a huge fan of Velveeta but if you like it give it a try.

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1.5 Pounds Ground Meat (Beef, Chicken, Turkey)
2 Carrots
1 Green Pepper
1 Onion
1 Package Taco Seasoning
Tortilla Chips
Shredded Lettuce
Chopped Tomato
Sliced Black Olives
Shredded Cheese
Sour Cream


Saute Veggies for Nacho meatChop and saute over Medium Heat for about 5 minutes

Add Ground Beed to veggiesAdd ground meat and cook over medium heat until fully cooked

Set out all sidesWhile meat and veggies are cooking chop up your tomatoes and lettuce
Then set everything out so the family has easy access to all the fixins

The girls eating NachosHave each person make their plate then pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 min to melt the cheese
Then eat and enjoy your Family Nacho Night!

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6 thoughts on “Family Nachos Recipe

  1. Valerie

    Mmm, I love nachos! I don’t know why but I tend to forget that I could make them as a family dinner – thanks for the reminder!! :D

  2. Jill

    I love that you use carrots in your nachos! Yummy!
    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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  4. Victoria

    My family loves nachos and Mexican food! We do Taco Night every Tuesday! This looks super yummy and will definitely be trying out next Tuesday :) Thanks for sharing over at the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! You were featured as one of my favorites this week!


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