Foil-Pack Baked Nachos Recipe – NatashasKitchen.com

Baked Nachos in foil packs are easy to make and serve with minimal cleanup. These nachos are loaded with Tex-Mex flavored ground beef, melted cheese, and all the best toppings.

Foil back beef nachos with toppings

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These baked nachos are always a hit for Superbowl Sunday and game days along with our Air Fryer Chicken Wings, our beefy Cheeseburger Sliders, and of course Jalapeno Poppers.

Why we love this Baked Nachos Recipe

Baking your nachos in foil packs is brilliant because the beef stays really tender, juicy and cheesy, while the edges of the chips crisp up in the oven.

We love using heavy-duty foil for cooking because it is produced using a food-safe coating and quality standards. The non-stick feature makes cleanup really easy, which is especially convenient for a party. If you’ve ever had to pick baked cheese off of a platter or baking sheet, you will appreciate this method.

Ingredients for foil pack nachos with aluminum foil, ground beef, taco seasoning, Mexican cheese and tortilla chips

The Best Meat for Nachos

We used lean ground beef (90/10) for these homemade nachos. You could easily substitute with a very lean 93/7 ground beef on up to an 80/20 ground beef with higher fat content. While we love the flavor of ground beef, these nachos are also great with ground turkey or ground chicken.

The process is the same: Cook the meat until no longer pink, add taco seasoning, add water and cook another 3-5 minutes.

How to make ground beef taco meat step by step photos

How to Make Nacho Foil Packs:

Start with four sheets of aluminum foil measuring 16″ long.

Pro Tip: With Non-stick foil, make sure the non-stick side (the dull side) always faces up and should be the side touching the food.

  1. Place a handful of tortilla chips in the center of the sheet, top with a heaping 1/4 cup Mexican cheese then cover with 1/4 of the ground beef mixture followed by another 1/4 cup of cheese.
  2. Bring up and double-fold the long ends, leaving room for air to circulate. Bring up and double-fold the short ends to close your foil packet.

How fold foil packs with nachos inside for baked nachos

 

The Best Toppings for Nachos:

We love setting up a nacho bar where guests can load up their own nachos and customize their foil packet nachos. Some of our favorite toppings include:

  • Diced Avocado or Guacamole
  • Pico De Gallo 
  • Diced tomato
  • Green onion or chives
  • Cilantro
  • Jalapeno (fresh or canned)
  • Black Olives
  • Black beans
  • Sour Cream

Nacho toppings in ramekins with tomatoes, avocados, chives, cilantro, jalapeños and sour cream

Between the taco seasoning and all of the toppings, these baked nachos have a delicious Tex-Mex flavor profile.

Foil pack nachos with avocado and tomato toppings on top

Making restaurant-quality homemade nachos is easier than you think and they are great for parties, Superbowl game day, or just an easy weeknight meal. I hope these easy foil packet nachos become a new favorite for you!

Can I Make Grilled Nachos?

Heavy-duty foil is a great tool for grilling because it is made of a heavier gauge (heavy duty) aluminum foil which is why we love it for Grilled Corn in Foil. You can put foil pack nachos on a preheated grill for a tailgating party and heat on medium until the cheese is melted.

More Superbowl Foods:

Foil Pack Baked Nachos

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

foil pack baked nachos with nacho toppings

Foil Pack Baked Nachos are easy to make and easy to serve with minimal cleanup. These are loaded with Ground Beef, melted cheese, and all the fixings.

Skill Level:

Easy

Cost to Make:

$10-$14

Keyword:

baked nachos

Cuisine:

American, Mexican

Course:

Main Course

Calories: 472 kcal

Servings: 4 people

For the Nacho Meat:

  • 1
    lb
    lean ground beef
    (We used 90/10 beef)
  • 4
    Tbsp
    taco seasoning
    (or 1 packet)
  • ½
    cup
    water
  • 4
    sheets
    Aluminum Foil
    (16″ each sheet)

Nacho Toppings:

  • 8
    oz
    Mexican blend cheese
    divided
  • 1
    avocado
    chopped
  • 1
    roma tomato
    diced
  • 1/4
    cup
    cilantro
    Chopped
  • 1/4
    cup
    green onion or chives chopped
  • 4
    Tbsp
    sour cream
    or to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F. In a large skillet on medium heat brown your beef, when there is no pink add 4 Tbsp taco seasoning and 1/2 cup water, and cook for an additional 3-5 min, stirring occasionally.

  2. Tear off four 16″ long pieces of Aluminum Foil. Place a handful of tortilla chips in the center of the sheet, top with a heaping 1/4 cup Mexican cheese, then cover with 1/4 of the ground beef mixture followed by another 1/4 cup of cheese. Bring up and double-fold the long ends, leaving room for air to circulate. Bring up and double-fold the short ends to close your foil packet.

  3. Just before serving, place on a baking sheet and bake at 350˚F for 10 minutes. Prep all of your toppings so they are ready to serve over hot nachos. Open the foil packs, add desired toppings and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Foil Pack Baked Nachos

Amount Per Serving

Calories 472
Calories from Fat 288

% Daily Value*

Fat 32g49%

Saturated Fat 15g94%

Cholesterol 130mg43%

Sodium 688mg30%

Potassium 755mg22%

Carbohydrates 8g3%

Fiber 4g17%

Sugar 2g2%

Protein 39g78%

Vitamin A 1015IU20%

Vitamin C 10mg12%

Calcium 408mg41%

Iron 4mg22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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