Sheet Pan Nachos


  • 1 pound ground beef (80% lean)
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) package tortilla chips
  • 1 (4 ounce) can sliced black olives
  • 1 (12 ounce) jar pickled jalapeno pepper slices(Optional)
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 cup salsa
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven’s broiler. Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil.


  • Step 2

    Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Mix in water, chili powder, cayenne, salt, and pepper.

  • Step 3

    Lay out tortilla chips on the sheet pan. Top with ground beef mixture. Cover with olives, jalapeno slices, and Cheddar cheese.

  • Step 4

    Broil until cheese is bubbly and golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Serve with sour cream and salsa for dipping.

  • Cook's Notes:

    Substitute pico de gallo for the salsa if preferred.

    Use Colby Jack or pepper Jack cheeses instead of Cheddar if desired.

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