Chili for Nachos

Chili makes a delicious topping for nachos. Baking the nachos in the oven topped with chili and cheese results in flavor-packed nachos that are crunchy, spicy, and cheesy all at once. You can also add any other toppings you’re into, like sour cream, sliced jalapenos, and black olives.


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 8-oz can tomato sauce
  • 15-oz can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup beef broth or stock
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 bag tortilla chips
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Heat a pot on the stove over medium-high heat, then add the ground beef and onions and cook until the meat is no longer pink. Drain any excess fat from the pan.
  • Stir in everything else except the chips and cheese. Simmer over medium-low heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until the liquid has cooked down and the chili reaches a nice thick consistency.
  • Spread out chips in an oven-safe skillet or on a baking sheet. Spoon 1 1/2 cups of chili over the chips, then top everything with cheddar cheese.
  • Put the nachos in the oven and bake them for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  • Add your favorite toppings and chow down!
Chuck 'The Chili Guy' Miller

Hey I'm Chuck "The Chili Guy" Miller. Chili is my passion so I have expertly crafted my list of tried and true award worthy chili recipes that will warm your soul. My gift to you from one chili connoisseur to another. - Chuck

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