Beef Nachos with Slow Cooker Chili Con Carne

Best Beef Nachos with Slow Cooker Chili Con Carne RecipeThis Beef Nachos with Slow Cooker Chili Con Carne is loaded with savory goodness, including a secret ingredient. These sweet and Spicy Beef Nachos will be a hit on game day!

Beef Nachos with Slow Cooker Chili Con Carne Recipe

If there was a game-day food I just couldn’t live without, it would have to be beef nachos. Crispy corn chips holding up an enormous pile of warm spicy beef, and melting cheese, with cool tomatoes, avocado, and cilantro sprinkled about.

I could eat beef nachos any night of the week, but am particularly fond of them for football parties.

Have I ever told you about the escapade that takes place in our house during football season?

Well, let me start by saying Lt. Dan grew up in South Bend, Indiana and he is a die-hard Notre Dame fan.

Perfect Beef Nachos with Slow Cooker Chili Con Carne Recipe

Our first couple years of marriage, I used to worry about his mental health when he watched Notre Dame football games. The ranting, screaming, bouncing and pacing, was something I had never witnessed before… Even growing up in a home with two older brothers.

I used to keep a sharp eye on him every game day, to make sure I didn’t need to have him tested for some sort of psychiatric disorder related to football.

Over time, I got used to his blustery reactions during football season and eventually we bought a house with a detached garage that became his “man room.”

Nowadays, I can scoot him out to the man room for football games, and all is peaceful in the house.

Amazing Beef Nachos with Slow Cooker Chili Con Carne Recipe

Beef Nachos with Slow Cooker Chili Con Carne is the perfect snack to serve at your game day party. Whether you’re roaring with victory or wallowing in defeat, this sweet and spicy slow-cooker chili con carne is a comfort to anyone with football fever.

I love slow cooker recipes like this, because you can dump everything in the crock-pot and walk away for several hours. Later when you are ready to serve your guests, it only takes a few minutes to pull the nachos together.

Chili con Carne | A Spicy Perspective

My Beef Nachos with Slow Cooker Chili Con Carne has a secret ingredient that really makes it sing… Apple Butter.

You wouldn’t believe the depth of flavor a little apple butter provides to this savory dish. The unexpected touch of sweetness balances the spicy heat of the sauce and creates a beautiful platform for all the fresh cool toppings.

The Best Beef Nachos with Slow Cooker Chili Con Carne Recipe

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Beef Nachos with Slow Cooker Chili Con Carne Recipe
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Beef Nachos with Slow Cooker Chili Con Carne

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 hrs
Total Time
5 hrs 15 mins
 
Beef Nachos with Slow Cooker Chili Con Carne - Beef nachos, a sweet and spicy slow cooker chili con carne, makes this beef nachos recipe!
Servings: 10 Servings
Nutrition Facts
Beef Nachos with Slow Cooker Chili Con Carne
Amount Per Serving (10 g)
Calories 1019 Calories from Fat 720
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 80g 123%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 831mg 35%
Potassium 707mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 9g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 6.7%
Vitamin C 5.3%
Calcium 19.9%
Iron 20.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

Slow Cooker Chili Con Carne
Beef Nachos
  • Slow Cooker Chili Con Carne
  • 1 pound bag tortilla chips
  • 3 cups shredded “Mexican style” cheese blend
Optional Toppings
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 ripe avocado, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
 

    Instructions

    1. 1.Pour the enchilada sauce and apple butter in a crock-pot. Place the beef roast in it, followed by sliced onions, garlic, salt, and red pepper. Cover and turn the crock-pot on high for 4-5 hours, until the beef is falling apart.

    2. 2.Using two forks, shred the beef roast into the sauce, and leave on warm until ready to serve.

    3. 3.For the Beef Nachos: Preheat the oven to 350 degree F. Arrange the tortilla chips on a large rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle half the cheese over the top and bake for 3-5 minutes to melt the cheese.

    4. 4.Scoop the chili con carne over the chips, and sprinkle the remaining cheese over the hot beef. Top with any additional toppings and serve immediately.

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    2. Lynn C Owenposted October 8, 2017 at 10:20 am Reply

      I havent made it yet, but I intend to. I love your recipes. My comment is about ND. One nephew graduated from there in 08. I have another nephew in his third yr. Such a fabulous campus and school. There’s nothing like attending a ND football game. While we’re eating our nachos I’ll be singing the fight song! ❤?

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