A fully loaded nacho is a wonderful thing. Crisp chips, flavour packed beef and stretchy cheese. These Instant Pot Cheesy Beef Nachos are oh so good. But when you reach the bottom and you pick a chip with no cheese???
That is the worst! So I have a few simple steps to ensure you get the perfect combination of meat to cheese to chip!
There is a truth universally acknowledges that everything is better with cheese. It is a truth I hold very close to my heart!!!
Which is why you just have to look at the gif below to know that these Cheesy Beef Nachos going to taste good. You know that the stringy melted gooey oozy cheese is just going to make these nachos amazing.
Pride and Prejudice is my favourite book, from the first time I read it as a 15 year old, I loved it and I have read it many times since. My copy was rather dog-eared after 20 years!!! But it was well loved (sadly it went up in flames with the house a couple of years back now) but it was and is my favourite book of all time. And the reason I started this post as I did 😉
I recent watched the adaptation of it. Well I say watched I re-watched it for about he tenth time! Not the movie version but the BBC adaption with Colin Firth and Jennifer Elie. Six hours of fabulous costume drama!!! Some stunning English country houses, a fabulous script performed by amazing British actors/actresses and of course Colin Firth in a soaking wet shirt and britches! (mmmm)
If you haven’t seen the 1995 adaptation then I urge you to get your hands on a copy. Set a week for curling up on the sofa each night, with a bowl of something delicious and watch it. It is beautifully made and it makes me smile. I hope It will make you smile too, if you get a chance to watch it let me know 😀
So back to these Cheesy Beef Nachos!!! These oh so cheesy nachos. I cooked these up a few weeks ago when Mr 9 had a friend over for the day. Two growing boys? You know that these nachos were a massive success!!
I sent Mr 9 to school a few days before to check his friends like nachos the answer yes especially with plenty of cheese PERFECT!!!! You will fit right in, in my house! AND I have a great technique for making sure that every corn chip has cheese on it! I create my nachos in layers.
A single layer of chips, a good sprinkling of cheese, then some taco meat. A second layer of chips, a second layer of cheese and a second layer of meat. THEN Guess what……. A third layer 😉
Although the third layer you do chips, then meat and then cheese. This way each layer of chips has cheese next to it and the meat stops the cheese from sticking all of the nachos together. It is my patented nacho making technique!!! 😉
So there you have it three layers of cheesy meaty nachos. The best part about this whole recipe is that the taco meat is made in a pressure cooker/Instant Pot. Set aside 15 minutes and you will have crazy good Taco mince!
These nachos are spicy as want to ensure the kids enjoy it too, but some pickled jalapeños the side of your nachos can solve that problem 😉
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- 21/2 cups taco meat (recipe here)
- 350 g /12 oz tortilla chips
- 2 cups shredded cheese (see notes)
- 3 tbsp sour cream
- small handful chopped fresh coriander/cilantro leaves
- Preheat oven to 200ºC/400ºF.
- Place the taco meat in the microwave and heat for 2-3 minutes until warmed through.
- Line a baking sheet with non-stick cooking paper (or lightly grease)
- Lay out one third of the tortilla chips in a single layer onto the baking sheet.
- Sprinkle over about a third of the cheese.
- Top with a third of the meat.
- Repeat: 1/3 chips, 1/3 cheese, 1/3 taco meat.
- For the final layer, first the remaining chips, add the final third of meat to this and top with the remaining cheese.
- Place into oven and bake for about 6 minutes until the cheese has melted but the chips aren't burnt!
- Add a good dollop of sour cream to the top and then sprinkle over the coriander.
Use a mixture of your favourite cheese. Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Mozzarella, Colby and Tasty (An Australia cheddar style cheese) all work well.
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