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The Best Nachos Recipe

Prep time: 15 minutesCook time: 15 minutesYield: Serves 6


For the spice mix:

2 tablespoons chili powder
2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon granulated onion
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

For the nachos:

1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 pound ground beef (80:20 lean-to-fat ratio)
16 ounces (2 cups) refried beans, canned or homemade
1/4 cup water
4 ounces cheddar cheese, grated (about 2 cups), plus more for topping
4 ounces Colby Jack cheese, grated (about 2 cups), plus more for topping
1 cup pico de gallo, store-bought or homemade, plus more for topping
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 sliced jalapeño (pickled or fresh)

Optional toppings:

Sour cream
Canned black olives
Sliced green onions
Shredded lettuce
Hot sauce


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