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Skillet Nachos

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

My mom gave me a fundraiser cookbook, and this is the recipe I’ve used most. My whole family is on board. For toppings, think sour cream, tomatoes, jalapeno and red onion. —Judy Hughes, Waverly, Kansas
Skillet Nachos Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn, thawed
  • 3/4 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 package (16 ounces) tortilla chips
  • Optional toppings: Sour cream, sliced fresh jalapenos, shredded lettuce and lime wedges


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink, 6-8 minutes, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in tomatoes, corn, rice, water, taco seasoning and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until rice is tender and mixture is slightly thickened, 8-10 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat; sprinkle with cheese. Let stand, covered, until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Divide tortilla chips among 6 plates; spoon beef mixture over chips. Serve with toppings as desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 676 calories, 31g fat (10g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 1293mg sodium, 74g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 25g protein.

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  • dnaleri
    Feb 25, 2020

    Very good recipe. The whole family loved it. The only thing I find wrong with it is the name, it does not seem like nachos at all. But it is very good.

  • jstowellsupermom
    Dec 18, 2019

    Great recipe for a busy night!

  • pajamaangel
    May 18, 2019

    No comment left

  • BeckyJCarver
    Apr 17, 2019

    This was delicous. I added refried beans for extra protein.

  • Mike
    Jan 30, 2018

    I added cup of black beans and ate it like a taco salad. Loved it!!!

  • chris_giles18
    Feb 18, 2016

    To cut back on the sodium, I omitted the salt and used my own taco seasoning mix which is sodium-free. You could also use the unsalted variety of tortilla chips to cut back even more. Husband approved, we will having this again for sure.

  • Angel182009
    Jul 17, 2015

    Nachos are my favorite appetizer so I love when I can make them for dinner. This recipe was delicious! The whole family enjoyed it and it was so easy for me to put together.

  • rebeccascafe
    May 14, 2015

    Made this last night, and we really liked it! Very fast and easy.