• 400g lean beef mince
  • 400g can Wattie’s Mexican Style Tomatoes
  • 420g can Wattie's Mild Chilli Beans
  • Corn chips
  • Grated cheese

  • Avocado Cream:
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ½ cup lite sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

  • Corn chips
  • Grated cheese
  • Diced tomatoes (to garnish)
  • Coriander leaves (to garnish)
  1. Heat a dash of oil in a frying pan and brown the mince over a high heat, breaking up with a fork if necessary.
  2. Stir in the Wattie’s Mexican Style Tomatoes with the Wattie’s Mild Chilli Beans. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10–15 minutes or until the mince is cooked and beans are hot.
  3. To make the Avocado Cream: Blend together the avocado, sour cream and lemon juice to a smooth consistency. Season to taste.
  4. Place the corn chips on a serving platter and top with the beef mixture. Scatter over the grated cheese, tomatoes and coriander leaves. Serve with the Avocado Cream on the side.

Top Tips

  • For a vegetarian option remove the beef mince and skip Step 1 of the method. Heat Wattie’s Mexican Style Tomatoes and Wattie’s Mild Chilli Beans until hot.

Swap it out

  • If you want to go meatless omit the beef mince and step 1 of the method.
  • You can use the meat mixture to fill soft or hard taco shells.

Switch it up

  • The nachos can be served over rice in place of corn chips, if wished.

Made With

Mexican Style Tomatoes

Ripened on the vine under the Hawke’s Bay sun, Wattie’s Mexican Style Tomatoes are diced and blended, then seasoned for an authentic Mexican flavour.

Chilli Beans Mild

To create NZ's top-selling chilli beans we add nourishing red kidney beans to a thick and rich blend of tomatoes, capsicum, onion and chilli powder. The delicious mild flavour is suitable for the whole family.

Rate and Review

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Reviews (80)

Sarah Brown's Rating
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Daryn Gosnell's Review | Rating

Nachos is probable one of the easiest meals to prepare I say, my entire house loves hot n spicy nachos.YUMMY

Aline's Rating
Patsy's Review | Rating

Sounds delicious and so easy to make for just two, or the whole family.

Trent's Review | Rating

Nachos are delicious and are always a family favourite... personally the avocado is not for me but extra sour cream is always welcome

Claire's Review | Rating

Ideal for the youngsters to cook on a weekend evening. This is simple, tasty and filling, and everyone just loves its casual appeal. The avocado cream is delicious and we used Greek yoghurt in our version. The mild chilli beans are subtle but just enough to suit most palates.

Daryl's Review | Rating

This is a weekly family fave! We often double up the mince and put some refried beans in there too! <3

Kylie's Review | Rating

So easy to make and eat!!!!!

Helen's Review | Rating

Perfict for a cold night after work for the whole family or even if you are on your own in front of the TV

Jill's Review | Rating

Sounds delicious, quick and easy - this suits me!

MARIANNE's Review | Rating

Nachos are my kids all time favourite - with Watties so quick and easy - We use for snacks and main meals - A meal I don't have to fight for them to eat! - Even my Vegan son can eat! - As a matter of fact he mixes several Watties lentils/beans together for his own homemade Bean Salad!

Melissa's Review | Rating

Quick and easy, a firm favourite in our house!

pamela's Review | Rating

I've been making this recipe from the label on the tin of beans for years. It is an an absolute favorite. Easy and nutritionous. Better than take- away.

Christine's Review | Rating

Make this all the time "I will soon be able to taste true Mexican food as going there in a couple of weeks☺️

Nicole's Review | Rating

Easy and quick and very yummy and you can get a few meals out of it if it.

Janene's Review | Rating

I like it that this recipe has a good amount of vegetables. Also, it's quick and easy to prepare.

Joanne's Review | Rating

So easy and scrummy! Great for a quick & satisfying meal.

Shanti's Rating
Trish's Review | Rating

Would be a great go-to recipe when late home to prepare a meal.

John's Review | Rating

very easy and very enjoyable

Jessica's Review | Rating

We made this last night and the whole family loved it. Super easy to make, cheap ingredients, and even toddler friendly (miss 3 is extremely fussy so that's a win!) Great for a weekend meal as there weren't enough left overs for lunch the next day

Liz's Review | Rating

I think it is the Mexican tomatoes that make this dish. I used to add all my own spices but it was always too hot for my children. so now I use the Mild Chilli Beans but I am hoping to gradually move up to Medium chilli Beans. Quick and easy to prepare and much better for you than take-away food in general. And if you don't have sour cream use plain yoghurt instead.

Frances's Review | Rating

used GF corn chips, and added fresh chopped coriander and red chillies for that extra hit with creme fraiche to serve

Jackie's Review | Rating

Very easy to make

michael's Review | Rating

i used tasty cheese and withheld the avocado yummmmm

Suzanne's Review | Rating

love this one nice & easy for the kids,my young daughter loves cooking this one

Henny's Review | Rating

Easy recipe to make I often make it but dont use nachos I use baked jacket potatoes instead we have this often.

Alisha's Review | Rating

Easy and tasty recipe the whole family will love... perfect dinner for the upcoming chilly evenings

lesley's Review | Rating

Something a bit different with the Avocado cream but such a simple recipe my grandchildren would make this when they are staying

Christine's Review | Rating

What a simple recipe, and so tasty!

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Tina's Review | Rating

Super easy recipe and cheap ingredients. Makes a tasty meal that the whole family love - just make plenty of it!!!

Asha's Review | Rating

Really tasty and there were no leftovers

Cherie's Review | Rating

My 12 year old son loved these nachos, a great way to get him to eat beans!!

Lana's Review | Rating

Quick easy weekday meal ready in less than 30 minutes is always a winner in our house.

gillian's Review | Rating

Enjoyed the recipe but could have had a bit more bite

Suma's Review | Rating

This recipe is delicious and so easy to make if you have all the ingredients required handy. Good entertainment dish.

Sonia's Review | Rating

Very yumm and easy to make

Sophie's Review | Rating

This is a favourite in our house - one of the few meals that both our kids and the adults love. I cut up all the extras (corn cut off the cob, capsicum, tomato, grated carrot, coriander, avocado, cheese, sour cream, extra chilli sauce) and everyone makes theirs up as they like it. :-) Works well on rice or in wraps too. Double the batch and freeze. Best of all, it really is super quick and easy!

Clare's Review | Rating

Quick & easy recipe. A great hit with my teenage daughters with the addition of the yummy avocado cream.

Imelda's Review | Rating

My family loves this recipe. It's not too spicy and a treat for the family.

david's Review | Rating

Nothing beats a Mexican style meal , its always good to try out new dishes

Janet's Review | Rating

A great recipe for Winter Sunday night sitting around the fire and easy to prepare.

Nickie's Review | Rating

Quick, simple and tasty. Great for an casual get together with friends.

Amy's Review | Rating

This nachos recipe is easy to make and tastes YUM. Kids and adults alike will love it.

Shelley's Review | Rating

Not keen on the Avocado Cream but an easy & quick recipe

Barbara's Review | Rating

Love it. The Chilli beans were awesome and the right amount of spicyness for my tatse buds. Quick and easy.

Sarah's Review | Rating

Nachos are easy to make and the kids love them! Perfect for a weeknight meal although I did add an onion to it though and some grated carrot

Anna's Review | Rating

This recipe was quick to prepare and reasonably healthy. But most of all it was very tasty. I can see myself making this often as everyone really enjoyed it. The only exception was my two year old who doesn't quite get the nacho chip and dip idea just yet. But she loved the left overs on toast!

Susannah's Review | Rating

Great easy meal. We are new parents and this is easy to make when juggling a newborn.

Victoria's Review | Rating

I substituted the tomatoes with a can of Watties Seasoned Tomato Puree (as our family is not big on canned tomatoes) and it was delicious. My husband offered to cook the meal (not a regular occurrence!) and he had it on the plate within 20 minutes! So all in all a positive result for everyone! Will definitely be adding this to our family recipes.

Pratibha's Review | Rating

Quick and easy and delicious. Enjoyed by all in family.

Natalie's Review | Rating

Great recipe, so easy and quick...a wee bit too spicy for Mr 2 but easily adapted to suit

Kirsten's Review | Rating

A nice easy quick meal the whole family enjoys

Judy's Review | Rating

My teens and I love this! You can also leave out the meat and add extra veges- we use finely chopped carrot- for a delicious meat free meal .

Joyce's Review | Rating

I made these nachos for friends.
They used to use baked beans but will now use Watties mild chilli beans.
10/10 from all of us.
Nicest nachos ever from all of us! My friends have taken the recipe home.

Ken's Review | Rating

Tasty and simple

Tracey's Review | Rating

super easy to make, and super tasty. Would definitely do this recipe again and use these beans again.

Jennifer's Review | Rating

Absolutely loved it! Had a great amount of flavour, and it was super easy to make! The family loved it (as in, there were no left overs!!) and it's fantastic to get our hands messy and dig in! 100% recommend!

Robert's Review | Rating

Easy to prepare and so tasty the grand daughters would rather have Nan and Pops nachos than a visit to Mexicali Fresh.

Glenys's Review | Rating

Was so lovely. So Tasty, great flavor blends. A definite cook n serve again meal. Thankyou.

Megan's Review | Rating

These nachos were quick and easy to make and provided an easy meal for dinner. They were enjoyed by us all. I will make them again.

Catharine's Review | Rating

This was easy to make and tasty but I would probably use the medium beans next time.
Would be nice with salsa and sour cream.

wendy's Review | Rating

A very easy meal. Hot and tasty

Manja's Review | Rating

Very family friendly meal! Not too spicy! Quick, easy! Very few ingredients required. Tasty without requiring complex seasoning! Perfect for our Friday family night!

debbie's Review | Rating

so simple few ingredients and prep time but I know it would be a family favourite and something we could all pitch in and create and enjoy in no time flat

Julia's Review | Rating

Very nice and quick meal for the whole family. But I would do a few changes like onion and carrots in the nacho sauce and a pinch of garlic and chilli in the avocado dip.

Tammie's Review | Rating

Easy to make. Tasty. Family Favourite.
I added chillies and jelopeno to the mince and Wattie's chilli beans and added fresh tomato and parsley to the Avocado cream.

Paul's Review | Rating

Is a nice recipe, easy to make and is good with some onion and capsicum. Was just as good with plain sour cream.

g's Review | Rating

it is really quick n easy and easy to find ingredients!

joanne's Review | Rating

Awesome! Very quick and easy. My whole family loved it. A family favorite.

Angela's Review | Rating

I made this and we ate it as a family for dinner tonight. We used mild chilli beans and this meant it had the right amount of spiciness for the kids too.

This recipe has been added to my favourites folder as it is just so easy and quick to prepare as well as such simple ingredients as well.

We had never tried the avocado & sour cream before but it was yummy and a really nice zest added to the meal.

Heather's Review | Rating

I found these as easy as the say quick and easy Nachos. When you are short on time this makes a great quick, tasty tea for all the family

Aimee's Review | Rating

Yummy we have nachoes once a week and our 3 year old LOVES THEM. So quick and easy and ready in 20mins and so fulling.

Corinne's Review | Rating

Easy as and a real socisl meal, Watties Chilli Beans are the best - i have a minimum of 3 cans in my pantry !!!

Jill's Review | Rating

Nacho's are easy to put together; fills the tummy!; and everyone loves them. I either create a nacho feed on a huge oven-baking plate and cook in oven to serve hot; or do a cold feed or, and what people really enjoy, is set out all the ingredients on the kitchen bench and everyone makes their own. Loving Mexican food!

Marise's Review | Rating

Fantastic easy meal to make. This is my go to meal when I need to make something quick. I also use pork mince or a combo of both depending on whats on hand. For extra spice I use the Medium version which includes corn for extra vege's.

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Joanne's Rating