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Loaded Nachos with Chorizo Recipe

Loaded Nachos with Chorizo

  • Author: Mike
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Nachos piled high to cheesy perfection, made with Mexican chorizo sausage for an extra punch of flavor!  Great for taco night or parties!




  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lbs ground chorizo sausage
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 13 oz bag tortilla chips
  • 12 oz shredded mexican cheese
  • 1 small can sliced olives
  • 1/2 tomato, diced

Additional Toppings

  • Homemade Guacamole
  • Pickled Jalapenos
  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Salsa


  1. Preheat 1 tbsp olive oil in large pan. Cook chorizo sausage in a preheated pan, breaking up with a spatula as you go. Drain liquid as necessary. Cook until chorizo has a nice golden brown char on the outside. Remove to a bowl and set aside.
  2. Add remaining olive oil, peppers and onions to same pan. Cook until tender. Season with salt, pepper and dried oregano. Remove pan from heat. While this is cooking, preheat oven to 375°.
  3. Grease a large cast iron pan (affiliate) with cooking spray then lay down a layer of tortilla chips. Cover chips with a generous portion of cheese. Spoon over half of your chorizo. Top with peppers, onions, and olives. Add another sprinkle of cheese, then another layer of chips. Repeat layer again with more cheese, then chorizo, peppers, onions and olives. Top with remaining cheese, spreading all the way to the edge. 
  4. Bake in center of oven for 15 minutes, or until cheese turns golden brown. Allow 5 minutes to rest before serving. Top with salsa, jalapenos (if you like the spice), diced fresh tomatoes, sour cream, homemade guacamole and shredded lettuce.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Dinner, Party Food
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Calories: 617
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 1390mg
  • Fat: 31g
  • Saturated Fat: 15g
  • Trans Fat: 0.4g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.4g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 36g
  • Cholesterol: 127mg

Keywords: Taco Night, Party Food, Cinco De Mayo

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