Main Dish Recipe: Easy Spicy Nachos

January 16th, 2013 2 Comments

Easy Spicy Nachos




When I was young it was just my mum and I.  My biological sperm donor had left us when I was 3, with $15 in the bank, shut off notices, and an eviction notice.  What does this have to do with Nachos you may be asking yourself?  Well that’s easy.  This was one of the dishes my mum came up with that was easy, quick, and most importantly… Cheap, because we were poor.

Since then I have done several variations of her original recipe.  This is one of those variations.  It’s still easy, quick, and cheap.  Best of all, it still tastes good, and fills not only my stomach, but my heart with fond memories.  Thanks mum!  <3

Prep Time: Less than 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8-10 minutes

Yields:  2 servings


1/2 lbs of ground beef

1/2 can of red kidney beans

1/2 can of “Old El Paso” re-fried beans

1 package of “Old El Paso” taco seasoning, hot

A bag of spicy Doritos

Shredded sharp cheddar cheese*


*I wish Australia had Frito Lay Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese Dip, because I would be using that instead.  If you live where this is sold I would recommend this in place of the shredded cheese.  (2 cans, heated in a separate pan and poured over the nachos)


Brown your beef in medium to large pan. Once browned add your kidney beans, re-fried beans and taco seasoning.  Cook until well mixed and hot.

Split the bag of Doritos on two plates, and spoon out your meat & bean mix onto the chips.  Top with shredded cheese.

Serve hot.


Mum’s Original Mild Recipe (still a fave!)

Ground Beef  –  “Doritos’ Nacho Cheese” Flavoured Chips  –  Frito Lay Mild Cheddar Cheese Dip  –  Old El Paso Mild Taco Seasoning




About the author

I’m a Goth/Hippie who loves to try new things and dabbles in anything and everything that I find enjoyment in. That can include but is not limited to, cooking, art, digital design, jewellery making, photography, gardening, nature, animals and whatever else strikes my fancy. I’m an optimistic (occasionally) perfectionist (constantly), who can be very sarcastic (incessantly), but all in good humour. :)

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Sounds yummy!


    Oh it is drool worthy.