Super Nachos Recipe

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Like most of our recipes, this was inspired by my mother, Ventura Cavazos, who started this restaurant over 40 years ago. My husband and I carry on the tasty family tradition.—Loma-Linda's Adela Mundt, Toledo, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomato
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2/3 cup water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 7 ounces tortilla chips
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 451 calories, 28g fat (13g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 458mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 5g fiber), 17g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, mash the avocado with lemon juice. Stir in the onion, tomato, salt and pepper; set aside. Mash beans with 1/3 cup of water; place in skillet and cook over medium heat until hot. Stir in oil; remove from the heat and set aside.
  2. In another skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in chili powder and remaining water; cook until liquid evaporates.
  3. Line a baking sheet with foil. Arrange chips in a single layer. Top with teaspoonfuls of bean and meat mixtures. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 400° until cheese is melted, about 4 minutes. Serve with avocado mixture and sour cream. Serve immediately. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Super Nachos in Taste of Home June/July 1995, p51

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.

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HeyjudeTol User ID: 7542009 4679
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

"Loma Linda's in Toledo . . . Doesn't get any better than this!!"

Judy129 User ID: 6823195 3155
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2013

"We always have to order the super nachos at Loma Linda's. it wouldn't be the same without starting our meal with these!"

vlapierre User ID: 1708418 4678
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2012

"Super delicious!"

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