Beef and Bean Nachos

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Mix up taco night by making some cheesy super tasty nachos! I love nachos. I love that you can add a ton of stuff to it or as little as you want to have a simple dish as pictured. 
This makes enough for 8-10 people.  I like to make it stretch by adding a can of refried beans, then use the left over meat mixture to make burritos later in the week! 



  • 2 lbs ground meat 
  • 2 tbsp taco spice mixture (I like to mix up Alton Brown's "Taco Potion #19")
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 can of black beans 
  • 19oz can of red enchilada sauce 
  • 1/2 cup of water 
  • Cheddar
  • Mozzarella 


  • Brown meat until done 
  • Add 2 tbsp taco spice mixture with 1/2 cup water 
  • Add the can of refried beans
  • Add the can of red enchilada sauce 
  • Mix around and test- you may want to add more taco spice mixture to it
  • Serve on top of chips
  • Sprinkle cheese all over, put in oven/microwave to melt 
  • Sprinkle black beans on top 
  • Garnish: Red onions, black olives, jalepenos, sour cream, salsa, guacamole