Friday, March 19, 2010

Crockpot Nachos

We are a nacho loving family.

They're so easy to make but too many times we succumb to the busy day excuse and pick the drive thru of Taco Bell.

Well, no more....I threw some ingredients together in the crockpot, went about my day and 2 hours later had these awesome nachos ready to eat.

My kids have deemed them "Better than Taco Bell" and that for me is music to my ears.

Go ahead and try them, then come back and let me know what you thought.

Crockpot Nachos

1 lb ground beef, cooked and drained
1 can refried beans
1 can red kidney beans, undrained
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1/2 cup water
salt and pepper to taste
garlic powder
tortilla chips
Mexican 4 cheese salsa con queso
Topping of your choice (I used finely diced onions, sour cream and lettuce, we don't like tomatoes here at home lol)

My crockpot can be used on the stovetop to cook meat etc in, so I browned the ground beef, then drained out the grease. Placed it back on the crockpot base and added the refried beans, kidney beans, tomato paste, taco seasoning, water, salt and pepper and garlic powder.

Cook on high for 2-3 hours.

Warm up the salsa con queso, remember to pour it into a microwave safe container and not use the glass jar it comes in.


Serve the meat mixture over the tortillas, pour over the warm cheese and add the toppings.


Yum, Enjoy!


  1. I love nachos...these look great, I may try this tomorrow.

  2. These look great. I think I may just have to serve nachos for dinner tomorrow night!

    I hadn't visited your other blog in a while, but recently did and found you had this one going too. Looks great!!

  3. YUM! Love this idea in the crockpot!!

    Mrs. NB

  4. Sandra, those look fabulous!! I can almost taste them! xxoo

  5. These are mouth-watering delicious! Such a great idea to use the crockpot!

  6. Sandra, I have loved your blogs for years and just wanted to ask real quick, do you think the meat/bean mixture would be good as a taco filling instead of over chips? Thanks!!!

  7. YUMMY! Those look so tasty! I'm going to have to try this recipe!

  8. this looks wonderful! Am definitely going to have to try this one out. thanks!

  9. This looks like a great thing to serve to playgroup moms when I host next.

  10. All I can say is .... YUM !!!

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  12. I've got this in the Crock Pot right now! Can't wait for dinner :-)

  13. I made this last week and everyone loved it. Love your site. Use your recipes quite a bit :)