Recipes and Cooking Classic Nachos 4.0 (127) The best part about making nachos is getting to create it a recipe that's all your own. Bake a batch using our classic nacho recipe, then go to town with topping options such as cilantro, jalapeno peppers, sour cream, and salsa. Or switch it up entirely and use fries or pizza crust for your "chips." By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on December 12, 2012 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 15 mins Bake Time: 20 mins Total Time: 35 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 5 cup bite-sized tortilla chips (6 ounces) 1 pound ground beef 1 15 ounce can black beans or pinto beans, rinsed and drained 1 cup bottled chunky salsa 2 - 3 cup shredded cheddar, Colby Jack, or Mexican cheese blend (6 ounces) Optional toppings (such as thinly sliced green onion, snipped fresh cilantro, seeded and sliced fresh jalapeño chile pepper, sour cream, and/or additional bottled chunky salsa) Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Arrange half of the tortilla chips on an 11- or 12-inch ovenproof platter or pizza pan; set aside. In a large skillet cook ground beef over medium heat until brown. Drain off fat. Stir the black beans and the 1 cup salsa into the beef. Spoon half of the mixture over chips. Sprinkle with half the cheese. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes or until cheese melts. Remove from oven. Top with remaining chips, beef mixture, and cheese. Bake for 10 minutes more or until cheese melts. If desired, top with green onion, cilantro, jalapeño chile pepper, sour cream, and/or additional salsa. For Restaurant-Style Nachos For restaurant-style loaded nachos, omit shredded cheese. Fully assemble the nachos and bake about 15 minutes. Spoon warmed purchased queso dip over baked nachos. Beyond Chips Instead of tortilla chips, spoon nacho toppings over hot French fries, potato tots, baked potato skins, roasted sweet potato slices, pita rounds, shredded lettuce, or pizza crust. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 368 Calories 21g Fat 26g Carbs 23g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 368 % Daily Value * Total Fat 21g 27% Saturated Fat 8g 40% Cholesterol 61mg 20% Sodium 638mg 28% Total Carbohydrate 26g 9% Total Sugars 1g Protein 23g Vitamin C 0.6mg 3% Calcium 232.2mg 18% Iron 2.7mg 15% Potassium 484mg 10% Fatty acids, total trans 1g Folate, total 12.1mcg Vitamin B-12 1.5mcg Vitamin B-6 0.3mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.