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Nachos Olé

Nachos Ole

Nachos Ole


Makes 6 to 8 servings


1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
1-1/2 cups refried beans
72 packaged corn tortilla chips
1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup pickled jalapeño peppers,* thinly sliced

*Jalapeño peppers can sting and irritate the skin, so wear rubber gloves when handling peppers and do not touch your eyes.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine cheeses in small bowl.
  2. Cook and stir beans in small saucepan over medium heat until hot. Spread 1 teaspoon beans onto each tortilla chip. Arrange chips in single layer on 2 to 3 baking sheets. Sprinkle chips evenly with tomato and chilies; sprinkle with cheese mixture.
  3. Bake 5 to 8 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and melted.

Nutritional Information

Sodium 1927 mg
Protein 25 g
Fiber 7 g
Carbohydrate 52 g
Cholesterol 83 mg
Total Fat 35 g
Calories from Fat 50 %
Calories 630

Dietary Exchange

Fat 6-1/2
Meat 2
Starch 3

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