Halloween Nachos
Author: Anita
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 30 mins
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 4 large (or 6 medium) cloves garlic, pressed
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ tsp taco seasoning (or ¼ tsp pepper & ¼ tsp red chile flakes)
  • ½ tsp salt (or to taste)
  • ½ cup hot diced green chiles (you can divide meat in half & use ¼ cup hot
  • in 1 half and ¼ cup mild in the other)
  • 2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese *
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar *
  • 1 12-oz bag Mission Halloween Chips
  • * 1 lb cheese = 4 cups shredded cheese
  • Garnish & Decoration: Use any or all of these. Decorate the nachos with them, scatter them on top of the nachos, or serve them in bowls on the side
  • 1 cup diced tomato
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1 cup guacamole
  • (note: store-bought guacamoles like Wholly Guacamole
  • or Calavos are very good for decorating)
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • ½ cup chopped or sliced black olives
  • 2 cups salsa
  • hot sauce (to simulate blood)
  1. Prepare all garnishes & decorations ahead of time (chop and put in serving bowls if desired).
  2. Brown the meat with the garlic and onion. Drain.
  3. Add the seasonings and diced green chiles and cook another
  4. minutes, mixing thoroughly and adjusting seasoning to taste. If making both hot and mild, separate into 2 skillets before adding chiles.
  5. Cover a 9x13" baking dish with a couple layers of the Halloween tortilla chips. Spread half the cheese evenly over the chips, then spread the meat and top with the remaining cheese.
  6. Note: If making half hot and half mild, use most of the pepper
  7. jack on the hot half and mostly cheddar on the mild half. Top both
  8. with the cheddar to make it more orange.
  9. Immediately before serving, bake in 350 degree oven for about
  10. minutes or until cheese melts.
  11. Decorate or top with garnishes and serve.
  12. Note: You may want to add more cilantro, green chiles, or jalapenos to taste.
Recipe by Denver Green Chili at https://denvergreenchili.com/recipes/appetizers/halloween-nachos/