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Ultimate Air Fryer Nachos

These ultimate air fryer nachos are loaded with meat, beans, cheese and tons of amazing, customizable toppings! They are quick and easy and make a great snack or fun dinner!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: air fryer, nachos
Servings: 4
Calories: 1146kcal
Author: Casey Rooney

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef any ground meat works, See Note 1
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1.5 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 6 cups thick tortilla chips
  • 3 cups cheddar and/or Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • Toppings: pico de gallo, salsa, sour cream, olives, scallions, avocado pick and choose your favorite toppings!

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium high heat, brown beef for about one minute. Use a potato masher to begin breaking up the meat.
  • Add in black beans and taco seasoning and continue to mash the meat and bean mixture. Cook 2-3 minutes until beef is browned and cooked through.
  • Preheat air fryer to 375. If your air fryer doesn't have a preheat setting, just turn it to 375 and give it a couple of minutes to come to temperature.
  • Line your air fryer tray with foil or parchment paper . If you are using a "drawer" or basket-type air fryer, use foil or parchment paper that is a little bigger than your air fryer basket. When cooked, you will be able to easily pull out the nachos.
  • Spread chips onto tray or basket--some overlapping is fine! Then, top chips with beef and bean mixture (See Note 2).
  • Add cheese, then air fry for 6-7 minutes until cheese is melted.
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes. Then add the rest of your topping and dig in!

Notes

Note 1: Any ground meat works! If you want to make this vegan, omit the meat all together and just use beans! Also, I like using lean ground beef (95% lean).
Note 2: If you follow the recipe exactly and use one can of beans and 1 lb. of ground meat, you will have a little meat/bean mixture leftover....which is great! The mixture is perfect for tacos, burritos or in a quesadilla the next day!

Nutrition

Calories: 1146kcal | Carbohydrates: 98.2g | Protein: 80.5g | Fat: 48.1g | Saturated Fat: 23.4g | Cholesterol: 190mg | Sodium: 1122mg | Potassium: 2271mg | Fiber: 18.4g | Sugar: 3.9g | Calcium: 826mg | Iron: 11mg
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