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Nachos Mexicanos

Nachos Mexicanos

Total Time       20 Min
Active Time     10 Min
Prep Time        10 Min
Portions          4

Nachos have become particularly famous in the United States and around the world. The original recipe of Mexican nachos, invented in the state of Coahuila, is much simpler.


200 grams tortilla chips (like the Masamor Totopos)

1 medium onion

200 grams grated cheese

2 tomatoes

½ bunch of fresh cilantro

1 garlic clove

1 lime

2 jalapeño peppers (like our fresh jalapeño peppers or the precut Herdez Chile Jalapeño nachos)

Black pepper


2 cups of cooked black beans (like the Isadora Frijoles Negros enteros)




  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Wash the cilantro, the tomatoes, the chilies (if not from a can) and the lime.
  3. Cut the cilantro into small pieces.
  4. Cut the tomato into cubes. Remove the seeds and the watery part of the center.
  5. Peel the onion and garlic and cut into very small pieces. Better yet if you can crush the garlic.
  6. Cut the chiles into strips and the lime in half.
  7. Add a couple of tablespoons of the oil in a pan, add the onion and garlic and cook them a few minutes, until the onion begins to look a bit transparent.
  8. Arrange the chips or nachos in a large baking dish, so that the entire surface is covered and as little overlap as possible.
  9. Arrange on the nachos a uniform layer of all the grated cheese.
  10. Place the onion mixture, the chopped tomatoes, beans and jalapeños over the cheese. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  11. Bake for 7 minutes or until the cheese melts.
  12. After removing from the oven, sprinkle with chopped cilantro and lemon juice.
  13. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Check out our Guacamole recipe for an extra boost of flavor. Or try the Herdez Guacamole Salsa.

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