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Instant Pot Cheesy Beef Nachos

A fully loaded nacho is a wonderful thing. Crisp chips, flavour packed beef and stretchy cheese. 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!
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!

A fully loaded nacho is a wonderful thing. Crisp chips, flavour packed beef and stretchy cheese. 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.

A fully loaded nacho is a wonderful thing. Crisp chips, flavour packed beef and stretchy cheese. 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!

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 😉

A fully loaded nacho is a wonderful thing. Crisp chips, flavour packed beef and stretchy cheese. 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!

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)

A fully loaded nacho is a wonderful thing. Crisp chips, flavour packed beef and stretchy cheese. 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!

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 fully loaded nacho is a wonderful thing. Crisp chips, flavour packed beef and stretchy cheese. 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!

 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!!! 😉

A fully loaded nacho is a wonderful thing. Crisp chips, flavour packed beef and stretchy cheese. 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!

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 😉

Enjoy x


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A fully loaded nacho is a wonderful thing. Crisp chips, flavour packed beef and stretchy cheese. 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!
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Instant Pot Cheesy Beef Nachos
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
A fully loaded nacho is a wonderful thing. Crisp chips, flavour packed beef and stretchy cheese. 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!
Servings: 6
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200ºC/400ºF.
  2. Place the taco meat in the microwave and heat for 2-3 minutes until warmed through.
  3. Line a baking sheet with non-stick cooking paper (or lightly grease)
  4. Lay out one third of the tortilla chips in a single layer onto the baking sheet.
  5. Sprinkle over about a third of the cheese.
  6. Top with a third of the meat.
  7. Repeat: 1/3 chips, 1/3 cheese, 1/3 taco meat.
  8. For the final layer, first the remaining chips, add the final third of meat to this and top with the remaining cheese.
  9. Place into oven and bake for about 6 minutes until the cheese has melted but the chips aren't burnt!
  10. Add a good dollop of sour cream to the top and then sprinkle over the coriander.
Recipe Notes

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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A fully loaded nacho is a wonderful thing. Crisp chips, flavour packed beef and stretchy cheese. 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!

A fully loaded nacho is a wonderful thing. Crisp chips, flavour packed beef and stretchy cheese. 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!

A fully loaded nacho is a wonderful thing. Crisp chips, flavour packed beef and stretchy cheese. 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! #Instantpot #pressurecooker

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    • Evan W
    • April 23, 2017
    Reply

    Where does the Instant Pot come into play with your recipe?? You don’t mention it!

    1. Reply

      Hi Evan,

      You use it to make the meat topping. There should be a link in the recipe box for the seperate instruction.

      Hope that helps

    • Dorothy Dunton
    • April 13, 2017
    Reply

    Hi Claire. Who doesn’t like nachos? I always layer them, but your tip for the third layer makes perfect sense. Gary’s brother and his wife (who just visited us for a couple of days) recently bought a retro travel trailer and I told her about the instant pot as it is perfect for small cooking spaces. She immediately got on computer and ordered one.

    1. Reply

      They are such a great kitchen appliance!!! Perfect for camping!!! I have heard of people using them hotel rooms! I use love I can get dinner on the table quicker, saves the mealtime melt downs!!!

      (I knew you would layer your nachos!!! Because you are awesome like me 😉 )

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