Sheet Pan Nachos - Chef Abbie Gellman MS, RD, CDN

Sheet Pan Nachos

Chef Abbie Gellman RD

OK everyone, you can stop searching because this is the ultimate nacho recipe! Grab the kiddos and get in the kitchen to make my Sheet Pan Nachos. This easy sheet pan recipe is best made using fresh ingredients…and don’t be afraid to throw in any extra toppings you like!

How to make my Sheet Pan Nachos

First, heat large skillet over medium heat.  Add ground beef, breaking apart to cook.  Add chili powder, garlic powder, crushed red pepper flakes, oregano, cumin, salt, and pepper to the beef and mix well.  Cook until no longer pink, about 10 minutes.

Next, pre-heat the broiler to high with the oven rack approximately 8 inches from the heat source.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange your chips on the baking sheet.  Spoon the beef mixture over the cheese.  Top with cheese, beans, salsa, scallions and pepper.  Place the baking sheet in the oven and broil until warm and golden brown, about 2-4 minutes.

Garnish with avocado, sour cream, cilantro, or any other toppings of your choice!  Enjoy my Sheet Pan Nachos at your next party!

Beef Nutrition

Beef contains many essential nutrients your body needs to function properly.  It is a great source of iron, a nutrient necessary for your body to use oxygen.  In fact, in order to get the same amount of iron from just 3 oz of beef, you would need to eat 8 oz of chicken breast!  That’s a lot of nutrition in a small amount of beef.  Beef also contains vitamins B6 and B12 which are important for energy production and your brain function.

When it comes to protein, just one 3oz serving provides 25g of high-quality protein.  Protein is a nutrient that builds and preserves muscle in our bodies.  It also contains choline, zinc, phosphorus, niacin, riboflavin and selenium.  These nutrients do a variety of tasks including supporting the nervous system, immune system, building bones and teeth, contributing to energy production and metabolism, and protecting cells from damage.  Beef is both delicious and a nutrition powerhouse!  Enjoy some beef on your Sheet Pan Nachos!

Black Bean Nutrition

The USDA recommends eating 3 cups of legumes, including beans, a week.  Enjoy a serving of beans on your Sheet Pan Nachos as an easy and delicious way to incorporate more beans into your diet!

Beans are excellent sources of plant-based protein.  ½ cup of black beans provides 8g of protein for just 114 calories.  They contain about 21-25% protein by weight, which is a higher protein content than other vegetables contain.

Beans are also an excellent source of complex carbohydrates and fiber.  Complex carbohydrates break down slower than simple carbohydrates, which keeps you more satisfied after a meal.  The beneficial bacteria in your gut feed off the fiber in beans, which contributes to a healthy gut!  The fiber also helps lower LDL cholesterol in the blood.

Beans are a good source of potassium. Copper, phosphorus, manganese and magnesium.  These are nutrients many Americans lack in their diets.  If you are a vegetarian, you can add extra black beans to your Sheet Pan Nachos instead of beef.

Similar Pages

Looking for similar recipes?  Try my Taco Dip, Taco Salad, and Egg Bean Burrito! 

References

“Bean Nutrition Overview.” Bean Institute, Northarvest Bean Growers Association, 2019, https://beaninstitute.com/bean-nutrition-overview/.

“Beef Nutrients.” Beef It’s What’s For Dinner, Cattlemen’s Beef Board and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, 2020, www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com/nutrition/beef-nutrients.

sheet pan nachos

Sheet Pan Nachos

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Course: Appetizer
Keyword: kid food, kids, nachos
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Chef Abbie Gellman RD

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef can use ground turkey instead
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • One bag 5-6 ounces multigrain tortilla chips
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 can black beans rinsed and drained (note: can use refried beans if preferred)
  • Salsa
  • 3 scallions chopped
  • 1 Bell pepper diced

Optional:

  • 2 Avocado diced
  • Sour cream
  • Cilantro
  • Sliced radishes
  • Lime wedges

Instructions

  • Heat large skillet over medium heat and add ground beef, breaking apart to cook. Add chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, crushed red pepper flakes, dried oregano, cumin, salt, and pepper to skillet and mix well with beef. Cook until no longer pink, approximately 10 minutes.
  • Pre heat broiler to high with oven rack approximately 8 inches from the heat source.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange chips on baking sheet. Spoon beef mixture over chips. Top with cheese, beans, salsa, scallions, and pepper.
  • Place baking sheet in oven and broil until warm and golden brown, approximately 2-4 minutes.
  • Garnish with avocado, sour cream, and cilantro.

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