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Gluten-Free Macho Nacho Recipe


Gluten Free Macho Nacho Recipe and Image Teri Gruss

Gluten Free Macho Nachos

2011 © Teri Lee Gruss
Gluten-free nachos make a terrific gluten-free snack or appetizer for the whole crowd, gluten-free or not. Gluten-free corn tortilla chips are easy to find and this recipe for gluten-free "macho" nachos is loaded with beef, cheese and lots of veggies.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: About 8 appetizer servings


  • About 12 ounces of gluten-free corn tortilla chips
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free taco seasoning
  • 12 ounces grated cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack or your favorite blend of hard cheeses (about 6 cups grated)
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup red or orange chopped Bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup pickled Jalapeno peppers, blot dry
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives, blot dry
  • 1/2 cup thin sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped Roma tomatoes, blot dry
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


Brown lean ground beef in a heavy pan. Drain excess fat. Stir in gluten-free taco seasoning. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 400° F / 204° C

In a 13 x 9 inch baking dish spread a layer of 1/3 of gluten-free corn chips. Sprinkle 1/3 of cooked hamburger evenly over chips. Sprinkle 1/3 of each - chopped yellow onions, Bell pepper, jalapenos, black olives, green onions and tomatoes evenly over hamburger layer. Sprinkle 1/3 cup shredded cheese evenly over the vegetables. Repeat this process with two more layers. Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes or just until cheese melts. Remove from oven and sprinkle top with fresh chopped cilantro.

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