Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 2 mins

Don't let the name fool you, these nachos are actually quite good. My old roommate and I invented this recipe as a result of boredom, hunger and economic reasons (which is where the name comes from). We used to make this when we were watching a movie and didn't want to stop the movie to go cook something. I still make ghetto nachos from time to time if I'm in a hurry or I'm strapp


  1. In a microwave safe dish (bowl preferred), place a thin layer of the chips.
  2. Add a layer of the black beans and some cheese.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 again.
  4. Top with extra cheese.
  5. Pop in microwave on highest power setting for about a minute and a half.
  6. If your microwave doesn't have a rotating plate in it, rotate bowl by hand every 45 seconds and increase cooking time to 2.5 minutes.
  7. Top with your favorite salsa and sour cream.
Most Helpful

I was looking for something fast and easy today and this was perfect! I will definitely be making this again. Thanks!

Dudemickgal March 27, 2010

Love nachos done this way. Simple and delicious. Don't forget that sour cream on the side...

mermaidmagic November 12, 2004

I've been making these ghetto nachos for a long time, but to be true ghetto, you need to splash it w/ some tabasco sauce.

ITsyBItsy November 12, 2004