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Skillet Nachos

My mom gave me a fundraiser cookbook, and this is the recipe I’ve used most. My whole family is on board. For toppings, think sour cream, tomatoes, jalapeno and red onion. —Judy Hughes, Waverly, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn, thawed
  • 3/4 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 package (16 ounces) tortilla chips
  • Optional toppings: Sour cream, sliced fresh jalapenos, shredded lettuce and lime wedges


  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink, 6-8 minutes, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in tomatoes, corn, rice, water, taco seasoning and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until rice is tender and mixture is slightly thickened, 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat; sprinkle with cheese. Let stand, covered, until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Divide tortilla chips among 6 plates; spoon beef mixture over chips. Serve with toppings as desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 676 calories, 31g fat (10g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 1293mg sodium, 74g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 25g protein.

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  • dnaleri
    Feb 25, 2020

    Very good recipe. The whole family loved it. The only thing I find wrong with it is the name, it does not seem like nachos at all. But it is very good.

  • jstowellsupermom
    Dec 18, 2019

    Great recipe for a busy night!

  • pajamaangel
    May 18, 2019

    No comment left

  • BeckyJCarver
    Apr 17, 2019

    This was delicous. I added refried beans for extra protein.

  • Mike
    Jan 30, 2018

    I added cup of black beans and ate it like a taco salad. Loved it!!!

  • chris_giles18
    Feb 18, 2016

    To cut back on the sodium, I omitted the salt and used my own taco seasoning mix which is sodium-free. You could also use the unsalted variety of tortilla chips to cut back even more. Husband approved, we will having this again for sure.

  • Angel182009
    Jul 17, 2015

    Nachos are my favorite appetizer so I love when I can make them for dinner. This recipe was delicious! The whole family enjoyed it and it was so easy for me to put together.

  • rebeccascafe
    May 14, 2015

    Made this last night, and we really liked it! Very fast and easy.