Del Taco’s Macho Nachos Recipe



  • Large bag of thick-cut restaurant-style tortilla chips

Ground Beef Mixture:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 can (15 oz) refried beans

Cheese Sauce:

  • 1 block (8oz) Velveeta cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1 can (10 oz) Rotel diced tomatoes & green chilies


  • 1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomato
  • 1/4 cup sliced jalapeños
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • Sour cream
  • Your favorite hot sauce (optional)


Make the Cheese Sauce:

  • Combine the Velveeta cheese cubes and Rotel in a medium saucepan over low heat.
  • Stir continuously until the cheese is fully melted and the sauce is smooth.

Prepare the Beef:

  • Brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat. Drain off any excess grease.
  • Stir in the taco seasoning according to package instructions.
  • Add the refried beans and heat through, stirring to combine with the meat.

Assemble the Nachos:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Spread a generous layer of tortilla chips on a large baking sheet or oven-safe platter.
  • Top with a thick layer of the ground beef and bean mixture.
  • Ladle the warm cheese sauce over the beef.
  • Sprinkle a generous amount of shredded cheddar cheese on top.

Bake and Finish:

  • Bake the nachos in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is completely melted and bubbly.
  • Top with chopped tomatoes, sliced jalapeños, diced onion, and sliced black olives.
  • Add dollops of sour cream and a drizzle of your favorite hot sauce, if desired.


  • Fresh is Better: For an even tastier experience, use freshly shredded cheese and dice your own tomatoes and onions.
  • Customize it: Adjust the toppings and spice level to your liking. Add guacamole, chopped cilantro, or other favorites.
  • Larger portions: For a bigger crowd, double the recipe. Just make sure to use a larger baking dish.


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