Gluten-Free Game Day Nachos

Football season is here. With it comes game day junk food. Not wanting to be left out of the fun, I decided to find a recipe that would work easily with the gluten-free diet.

I found this nacho recipe, and I think you will enjoy it. It is fairly easy to make and very satisfying. Also, it’s always a hit.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans (GLUTEN-FREE)
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce (GLUTEN-FREE)
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • corn chips, 1 large bag
  • 2 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • jalapeno pepper rings or diced jalapeno peppers
  • 3 to 4 cups shredded Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese blend
  • chopped cilantro

Optional Toppings and Sauces

  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • guacamole


1. Preheat oven at 375° F.

2.  Prepare the fresh ingredients to specifications above. This step involves chopping the veggies.

IMG_09703.  Brown the ground beef and onions over medium heat until beef is cooked through and onions are softened.

IMG_09834.  Add bell pepper, chili powder, cumin, refried beans and tomato sauce. Simmer over low heat for about 15 to 20 minutes. Taste, and salt and pepper as needed.

IMG_10085.  Arrange a row of chips on the bottom of a large baking dish. Cover the chips with beef and bean mixture.

IMG_10106.  Sprinkle the layer with a little of the diced tomato, sliced green onions, jalapeno peppers and cheese. Repeat steps five and six to create another layer.

IMG_10187.   Bake 8 to 12 minutes, sprinkle on the cilantro and serve.


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