Nachos with Chorizo and Black Beans


Indulge in a tantalizing blend of flavors with our Sizzling Fiesta Nachos. This irresistible dish combines the spicy kick of chorizo with the rich, earthy tones of black beans, all layered over crispy nachos. Perfect for a party or a family movie night, these nachos promise to be a crowd-pleaser, leaving everyone craving for more!

Nachos with Chorizo and Black Beans

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 6
  • Serving Size: A hearty scoop

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 450 kcal
  • Protein: 22 g
  • Carbohydrates: 36 g
  • Fat: 23 g
  • Sodium: 780 mg
  • Fiber: 5 g


  • 500 g (1.1 lbs or 17.6 oz) tortilla chips
  • 250 g (0.55 lbs or 8.8 oz) fresh chorizo sausage, casing removed
  • 200 g (0.44 lbs or 7 oz) canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 150 g (0.33 lbs or 5.3 oz) sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 100 g (0.22 lbs or 3.5 oz) tomato, diced
  • 50 g (0.11 lbs or 1.76 oz) red onion, finely chopped
  • 30 g (0.066 lbs or 1 oz) jalapeños, sliced
  • 15 g (0.033 lbs or 0.5 oz) fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, for juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. Cook Chorizo: In a skillet over medium heat, cook the chorizo until browned, breaking it into small pieces. Drain excess fat.
  3. Layer Nachos: In a baking dish, spread half the tortilla chips. Sprinkle with half the cooked chorizo, black beans, cheese, tomatoes, and red onions. Repeat layers.
  4. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  5. Garnish: Remove from oven and top with sliced jalapeños, fresh cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Quality Chips Matter: Choose thick, restaurant-style tortilla chips that can hold up the toppings without getting soggy.
  • Balance Flavors: Adjust the amount of jalapeños based on your heat preference.
  • Freshness is Key: Use fresh cilantro and lime juice for the best flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use a different type of cheese?

Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different cheeses like Monterey Jack or pepper jack for a different flavor profile.

How can I make this vegetarian?

You can substitute the chorizo with a vegetarian protein like soy chorizo or extra beans and veggies.

Can I prepare this in advance?

Yes, you can layer the nachos in advance, but bake them just before serving to maintain the crispiness.