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Skillet Nachos

  • Author: Kirsten
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 2-4 1x
  • Category: Appetizer


Everyone loves nachos! This recipe is perfect for solo snacking or sharing with the whole fam.


  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1/4 c water
  • 1 (15 oz.) can of refried beans
  • 1 large bag of tortilla chips

For Toppings:

  • 1 jalapeno, sliced
  • 1 lime, wedged
  • bell pepper, diced
  • avocado, diced
  • 1 can of sliced olives
  • 2 c shredded sharp cheddar cheese (you can always add more!)
  • 1 c shredded lettuce
  • sour cream 
  • hot sauce


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink, about 6 minutes. Drain fat.
  2. Add water and taco seasoning. Cook 5 minutes more. Add refried beans skillet and stir until combined. 
  3. Grab your cast iron skillet and add half the tortilla chips, half the beef & bean mixture, half the cheese, half the jalapeno & bell pepper. Repeat one more layer.
  4. Turn your oven onto “Low-Broil” and set your skillet nachos on your oven’s top rack. Bake until cheese is nice and melted! About 5-10 minutes. 
  5. Top with avocado, shredded lettuce, and olives. Dollop sour cream. Drizzle with hot sauce and fresh lime! Best served fresh out the oven.