Slow-Cooker Spicy Cheeseburger Nachos

A surefire crowd-pleaser, with the added convenience of heating and serving in a slow cooker.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 20 min
  • Servings 22

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
clove garlic, minced
2
boxes (16 oz each) Mexican prepared cheese product with jalapeño peppers, cut into cubes
2
cans (10 oz each) diced tomatoes with green chiles, drained
1/2
cup chopped green onions (8 medium)
22
oz tortilla chips

  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, cook ground beef and garlic, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Spoon into 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker. Add cheese and tomatoes; mix well.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 3 to 4 hours, stirring after 2 hours.
  • 3 Before serving, stir in onions. Serve with tortilla chips.

Expert Tips

The cheese in this recipe is a loaf-shaped shelf-stable product. For less heat, use the plain variety without the jalapeño peppers.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
(
Calories from Fat
170),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
870mg
870%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
13g
13%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.