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Chili Cheese Nachos

Give your chips and cheese a boost with my Chili Cheese Nachos. Your tortilla chips will be piled high with my homemade chili and cheese!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheese Sauce, Chicken Chili Cheese Dip, Chili Cheese Nachos
Servings: 12
Calories: 423kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke



  • pound  of ground beef
  • 1/2 onion chopped fine
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained
  • 1   (15 ounce) can of diced tomatoes, undrained
  • tablespoon  tomato paste
  • 1 (2 ounce) can of green chilies
  • tablespoon  cumin
  • tablespoon  onion powder
  • tablespoon  garlic powder
  • tablespoon  chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 1 ½  cups  heavy whipping cream
  • cups  shredded sharp cheddar
  • cups  shredded pepper jack
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  onion powder
  • 1/4  teaspoon  garlic powder
  • 1/4  teaspoon  chili powder
  • Green onion
  • Jalapeno
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 bag (13 ounces) salted tortilla chips



  • Cook and stir ground beef, chopped onion, and garlic in a skillet over medium heat until crumbly and browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain.
  • Stir drained ground beef, kidney beans, tomatoes, tomato paste, chili, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, and chili powder together in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are slightly tender and chili is heated through. (15 to 20 minutes)
  • Season with salt and ground black pepper to taste.


  • In a medium sauce pan, heat up heavy cream until bubbles start to form around the sides. Reduce heat to low and stir in cheeses and seasonings until the cheese is completely melted.
  • To assemble the dish, spread some cheese on the bottom of the plate, then pile some tortilla chips on top of the cheese, add a little more cheese, top with chili, more chips, chili, and cheese sauce and garnish with green onion and jalapeños and sour cream.


Calories: 423kcal