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Easy Loaded Doritos Nachos with Beef

These easy loaded Doritos nachos with beef are the perfect game day snack or fun weeknight dinner! Classic nacho cheese Doritos, taco beef, loads of cheese, and your favorite toppings. Topped with a mix of cheddar and pepper jack cheese these nachos have loads of flavor. Serve with a fun topping bar for a family friendly idea.

Easy Loaded Doritos Nachos with Beef

Highlights of these dorito nachos:

  • Fully loaded with taco beef and shredded cheese
  • Customizable toppings
  • Fun for the whole family
  • Quick cook time – perfect for game day
  • Requires just a few simple ingredients
  • Full of flavor

I make my taco meat using homemade taco seasoning, you could also substitute shredded chicken

Grocery Store List & Substitutions:

  • Lean ground beef (could substitute ground turkey, ground chicken, or shredded chicken)
  • Taco seasoning (chili powder, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, etc.)
  • Nacho cheese Doritos (could substitute traditional tortilla chips or you favorite flavor of Doritos)
  • Shredded cheddar cheese (could substitute a Mexican cheese blend or Monterey jack)
  • Shredded pepper jack cheese
  • Favorite nacho toppings, such as sliced avocado, sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo, green onions, or cilantro
nacho toppings on a plate

Variations & serving ideas:

  • Substitute cool ranch Doritos
  • Serve as a nacho bar, use mini sheet pans
  • Add black beans or refried beans
  • Use rotisserie chicken as a quick substitute
  • Top with fajita style red bell pepper or green bell pepper
  • Crumble queso fresco on top

Tools I used for these cheesy nachos:

Easy Loaded Doritos Nachos with Beef

The perfect game day snack! Top with loads of cilantro, green onions, avocado, and lime!

If you like this ultimate game day appetizer, try these other easy recipes…

5-minute Whipped Ricotta Dip with Pepper Jelly

Baked Buffalo Chicken Wontons

Antipasto Skewers

Homemade Meatballs with Sweet Barbeque Glaze

Spiced Herb Roasted Nuts

Loaded nachos

These could be made for a quick after school snack or a family-friendly dinner idea!

Instructions for the simple nachos recipe:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F, line a large sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • In a Dutch oven or large skillet brown the ground beef, drain excess fat if needed. Season with taco seasoning and set aside.
  • Lay an even layer of Doritos on the prepared sheet pan, top evenly with taco meat and shredded cheese.
  • Bake at 400 for 5-10 minutes until the cheese is melty. Top with toppings of choice – cubed avocado, chopped cilantro, green onion, etc. Enjoy immediately!

*serve as is on the lined sheet pan or transfer to a large serving platter

nachos on a pan before baking

Top with any kind of cheese you would like! Cheddar, Colby jack, pepper jack, or queso!

Easy Loaded Doritos Nachos with Beef

5 from 2 votes
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: Game Day Snack, Game day snacks, Ground Beef Recipes, Nachos
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 417kcal
Author: The Hearty Life
Cost: $$
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Ingredients: 

  • 1 lb. Lean ground beef
  • 2 tbsp Taco seasoning
  • 10 oz. Bag Nacho Cheese Doritos
  • 2 cups Shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cup Shredded pepper jack cheese
  • Avocado, cilantro, green onion, sour cream, and limes for topping as desired

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F, line a large sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • In a Dutch oven brown the ground beef, drain excess fat if needed. Season with taco seasoning and set aside.
  • Lay Doritos on the prepared sheet pan in an even layer, top evenly with taco meat and shredded cheese.
  • Bake at 400 for 5-10 minutes until the cheese is melty. Top with toppings of choice – cubed avocado, chopped cilantro, green onion, etc. Enjoy immediately!

Nutrition:

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 417 kcal | Carbohydrates: 23 g | Protein: 29 g | Fat: 23 g | Saturated Fat: 9 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8 g | Trans Fat: 0.3 g | Cholesterol: 66 mg | Sodium: 675 mg | Potassium: 317 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 334 IU | Vitamin C: 0.4 mg | Calcium: 382 mg | Iron: 2 mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Easy Loaded Doritos Nachos with Beef

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