Taco Bell XXL COPYCAT Beef Nachos

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

The best nachos ever. Exactly like Taco Bell XXL nachos - except you won't be paying $5.99 for the batch! Follow the recipe exactly as I have tested and perfected it for my family and friends. Leave off the Jalapenos if you don't like any spice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix ground beef, jalapeño pepper, chili powder and salt in skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until meat is browned. Drain fat. Stir in the salsa and ground cumin. Simmer for 2 minutes. Arrange chips in a large baking dish & add meat mixture, then cheeses, onion, olives & red bell pepper. Bake until warm & cheese melts - approx 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven & top with sour cream and guacamole.
  3. * Here is link to my Sauce Queens Copycat Signature Salsa: http://www.food.com/recipe/sauce-queens-copycat-quot-signature-salsa-quot-512859.
Most Helpful

I made this recipe exactly as written. It tasted good and was very filling. I really liked the flavors of the jalapeno peppers, green onion and olives, but I prefer a creamier cheese over the nachos. Sprinkling the monterey jack and cheddar cheese on top and putting it in the oven gave a firmer, grainy texture to the cheese instead of the smooth creamy cheese that I am used to. Made for Pick A Chef Spring 2014.

Crafty Lady 13 April 17, 2014

Yes I made this as well. and the nachos was very very delicious! but i struggled with the cheese as well. It wasn't grainy for me but it had more of a pizza cheese effect basically holding everything together. I would prefer a creamier cheese as well. how ever it all tasted wonderful! I would recommend making this as a movie night snack with your family or a lover. and sitting around the tv watching a nice horror movie!

Lakario D. November 20, 2014