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Chi Chi's Beef Nachos Grande



BEEF NACHOS GRANDE
Chi Chi's Restaurant Copycat Recipe

Nachos:
1/2 pound ground beef
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried onion flakes
1/8 teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoons water
8 ounces restaurant style corn tortilla chips
1/2 cup refried beans
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
1/4 cup diced onion
1 large red jalapeno chile (or green)

On the Side:
sour cream
guacamole
salsa

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium heat.
Use a spatula or fork to crumble the beef into small pieces as it cooks. When you no longer see pink in the meat, drain off the fat. To the meat, add the chili powder, salt, dried onion, paprika, and water. Simmer over medium/low heat for 10 minutes.  Heat the refried beans in a small saucepan over low heat or in the microwave for about 2 minutes. Mix the two cheeses together in a small bowl.

Arrange the tortilla chips on a baking sheet. Spread about a tablespoon of refried beans on each chip. Sprinkle a couple of tablespoons of spiced beef onto the beans on each chip, press down on the beef to make a flat surface for the cheese. Carefully pile a small handful of cheese on each chip. Sprinkle a pinch of the diced onion over the cheese. Place a slice of jalapeƱo on top of the onion. Bake the chips for 8 to 10 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Serve with your choice of sour cream, guacamole, and salsa on the side.

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