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Easy Beef Skillet Nachos

An oven-baked skillet nachos recipe made with tortilla chips, black beans, seasoned ground beef, and shredded cheese baked in a cast-iron skillet. 
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 450kcal
Author Amee


  • Cast-iron skillet
  • Oven


  • 1 lb 93% lean ground beef
  • ¼ cup taco seasoning
  • cup water
  • 4 oz tortilla chips *enough to cover the bottom of the skillet
  • 1 cup canned black beans rinsed and drained
  • 8 oz 50% fat sharp cheddar cheese shredded from the block (can also use Pepper Jack cheese)
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro *for garnish
  • 1 medium avocado *for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  • In a medium-size skillet, brown ground beef over medium heat until no longer pink, about 7 minutes.
  • Add taco seasoning and water and cook, stirring occasionally, another 2-3 minutes until liquid is absorbed.
  • Place the tortilla chips in a large cast iron skillet, and spread out evenly to cover the bottom of the skillet.
  • Top with the seasoned cooked ground beef.
  • Add a layer of black beans on top of the meat.
  • Sprinkle evenly with the shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes, until cheese is evenly melted.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh avocado and cilantro.


Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 21g