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Nacho Bar recipe

We love to fix a nacho bar for parties, game day and more. It is easy and always a hit. Everyone loves to customize their nachos and it's a fun meal idea.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Nacho Bar recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 916kcal
Author: Eating on a Dime


  • Beef Ingredients:
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 Tablespoons Taco Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup Salsa
  • Nacho Cheese Ingredients:
  • 32 oz Velveeta Cheese
  • 1 can of 10 oz Rotel
  • Guacamole Ingredients:
  • 2 Ripe Avocados you will want them to be soft to the touch
  • 1/2 Lime juiced
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 cup of salsa
  • Other Nacho Bar Ingredients:
  • 2 large bag of Tortilla Chips
  • 1 can of black beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 roma tomatoes diced
  • 2 bunches of green onions sliced
  • 2 small cans of black olives drained
  • 1 Jar of Jalapeños 16 oz drained


  • Beef Instructions:
  • Place the ground meat (raw) in a 5-6 quart crock pot.
  • Pour the salsa on top and sprinkle with the taco seasoning mix. (We use homemade taco seasoning.)
  • Cover and cook on high for 3 -4 hours until no longer pink. Use a spoon to break up the taco meat and serve.
  • Cheese Instructions:
  • Cube the Velveeeta cheese and place in a 3-5 quart crock pot.
  • Pour rotel on top.
  • Place the lid on top and cook on low for 2 hours or high for 1 hour until cheese is melted (stirring occasionally).
  • Guacamole Instructions:
  • Cut the avocados in half, remove the pit.
  • Place avocados in a mixing bowl. With a fork or potato masher begin to gently mash them up.
  • Add the salsa by the heaping spoonfuls. Stir and slowly add more to your liking. I would say you need about a 1/4 cup.
  • Once it is to the consistency you like, squeeze the lime all over the avocados (this helps prevent them from browning so quickly).
  • Sprinkle in garlic salt.
  • Taste it and then add more garlic salt as needed. The salt makes a BIG difference in good guacamole. If it is tasting bland then you need more garlic salt.
  • Other Instructions:
  • Place all the other ingredients in individual bowls.
  • Then place the crock pots, guacamole and ingredients on a serving table so everyone can make their own nachos!


Calories: 916kcal | Carbohydrates: 88g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 2832mg | Potassium: 1240mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1572IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 858mg | Iron: 5mg