Beef Nachos


July 17, 2020

Beef Nachos 5 0 5 13
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 5 hrs
  • 20 mins

    5 hrs

    5 hrs 20 mins

  • Yields: 6


500g beef mince

435g can refried beans

1/2 cup canned red kidney beans, drained & rinsed

400g can diced tomatoes

2 Tblsp tomato paste

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp dried oregano

— To Serve —

Corn or Tortilla chips

Grated cheese

Sour Cream

Mashed Avocado


1Combine all the nachos ingredients in the slow cooker

2Cook on low for 5hrs

3To serve, arrange chips on serving plates, spoon over nachos meat and top with grated cheese (see notes)

4Add a dollop of sour cream and smashed avocado

5— Notes —

6We like to zap the nachos in the microwave for 30-60 seconds per plate to melt the cheese nicely before adding the rest of the toppings, but that’s optional 🙂


8You can replace the 6 spices with a 40g sachet of taco type seasoning if you prefer to make an easier version.


10You can also find this recipe on page 222 of our Family Favourites book - available on the SHOP tab of this website

Submitted by Paulene Christie


21 Reviews

Lesley Smith

June 24, 2022

OK great thanks Paulene, I’ll be making it tomorrow night 😊

No my kids all enjoy this one just fine – I’d say mild to barely medium at most 🙂


June 21, 2022

Simple and so yum! Another family favourite!

Lesley Smith

June 21, 2022

Is this recipe very spicy if you use the spice quantities listed?

Sarah Vriesen

May 18, 2022

Yum this was seriously so good. One of my kids isn’t a fan of red kidney beans so next time I will leave them out. Will definitely make this again


April 16, 2022

So easy and seriously delicious 😋
One of my kiddies isn’t a fan of corn chips so he made a burrito. Left overs will make Mexican salad bowls for lunch

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

February 17, 2022

You could double this one Debbie without any extra time needed 🙂

Debbie Millar

February 14, 2022

Daughter in hospital cooking extra for her family how much extra time if I double recipe will it work ok

Kerry Brown

August 8, 2021

Just the right kick of spice. This will make for easy weekend meals as the two of us ate one meal with another two going into the freezer.

Jo Hill

June 30, 2021

Family loved this recipe.
Swapped 500g of beef mince for 800g turkey meatballs. Cut 400g of the meatballs into smaller pieces. Left the other 400g in shape (I couldn’t be bothered cutting them up 🤫).
Used whole tin of kidney beans.
Used taco sachet instead of all the spices.
Took lid off for last hour(ish) for sauce to thicken.


June 26, 2021

Best nachos ever! I used a packet of taco seasoning. Wont be making this any other way ever again

Naomi Fraser

June 9, 2021

Really good! I was a bit unsure about putting raw mince into the slow cooker, but it turned out great. I used lean mince. I did add 1 beef stock cube and some salt and pepper to the mix, but that was it. I used all the herbs except for onion powder as I’d run out. My son demolished his dinner and my daughter said it was really yum.

I don’t see why not Lisa 🙂


May 8, 2021

Hi there
Could I use chicken mince instead?


May 2, 2021

Will not cook nachos any other way from now on! 🤤

Ashlee Blair

April 13, 2021

Made twice now . Love it

Jo Bate

February 25, 2021

Yummmmmm, loved this, I’ll be doing this again for sure

Tammy Gill

February 6, 2021

Oh wow! Best Nachos Ever, even got the approval from my 4yo!! (And no argument about dinner))
My husband who loves Nachos (if it’s on a venue menu- he will generally go for that), he loved this!!
I used the taco seasoning packet and added canned lentils and full tin of kidney beans!
Thank you 🙂


January 12, 2021

I don’t know if it’s just because I’ve never had refried beans but the texture was very pasty like and not pleasant.
Was also way too hot for the two young ones
A lot of different spices for not a great result.


January 11, 2021

Best nachos ever! Such delicious flavour and it cooked beautifully! Followed the recipe exactly with seasonings and timing. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

Andrea Munro

December 28, 2020

Gobbled up by my teenagers. I will definitely be adding it to my repertoire. Why go out for good nachos!
Note: spices done as per recipe.

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