Super Nacho Appetizer Recipe
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Super Nacho Appetizer Recipe

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Mexican food is popular for potluck gatherings here in South Texas, and this dish always brings "oohs" and "aahs". It's usually served as an appetizer, but is hearty enough for a main course along with a salad and Spanish rice. —Connie Bolton, San Antonio, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound uncooked chorizo
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) refried beans
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup bottled taco sauce
  • 3 large ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
  • Additional shredded cheddar cheese
  • Tortilla chips

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 163 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 374 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein.


  1. Crumble beef and chorizo into a large skillet; cook over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain well. In a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish, layer the meat mixture, refried beans, chilies, cheese and taco sauce. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20 minutes.
  2. For guacamole, in a small bowl, mash the avocados. Stir in lemon juice and garlic salt. Cool nacho mixture for 5 minutes. Top with guacamole, sour cream, tomato and olives. Garnish with additional cheese. Serve with tortilla chips. Yield: 30 servings.
Originally published as Super Nacho Appetizer in Country February/March 1990, p49

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.

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pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 8726
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2013

"This was good though next time I will substitute black olives for the pimiento stuffed olives."

kamsews User ID: 1423016 15270
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2010

"We served this at our Super Bowl party. Everyone loved it. Once the ingredients are gathered it's easy to put together."

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 39438
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2009

"It looks and tastes absolutely delicious. My family loved it and I would definitely make it again."

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