Copycat Hooters Tex Mex Nachos Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published: March 16, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021
Copycat Hooters Tex Mex Nachos Recipe

It’s Taco Tuesday and you still have no idea what to prepare. No worries, we got you covered. Nothing can go wrong with old-fashioned Tex-Mex cuisine! These crunchy nacho chips, drenched in cheese and smothered with beef, tomatoes, and other toppings will surely give you the satisfaction.

In this recipe, we’ll show you how you can recreate the Tex-Mex Nacho dish inspired by Hooters. It’s simple and easy, all you have to do is follow these steps and you’re good to go.

This dish is perfect not only for Taco Tuesdays or for movie night snacks, but for any day of the week, with or without special occasions. Serve it with your favorite dip to make it more delicious and appetizing!

How To Make Copycat Hooters Tex Mex Nachos

  • ¾ lb ground beef
  • ¾ cup mild salsa
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 7 oz can pinto beans (drained)
  • 7 oz can whole corn kernel (drained)
  • 3 large tortilla (baked into chips)
  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup small tomatoes (sliced into small dices)
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • ½ cup black olives (sliced )
  • ½ cup pickled jalapenos (sliced )
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup guacamole
  • Salt & ground black pepper (to taste)
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Heat some oil in a pan over medium heat and begin cooking the meat and green onions.
  3. When the meat mixture is cooked, remove and drain the excess oil and then return to the same pan.
  4. Add in the mild salsa, garlic powder, beans and corn. Saute briefly.
  5. Season to taste with salt & pepper. Adjust accordingly & set aside.
  6. Arrange the chips on a oven safe tray or plate.
  7. Spoon some of the meat mixture onto the chips; add on the lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, olives and jalapenos.
  8. Place the entire tray into the oven and let it bake for about 1-2 minutes until cheese has melted.
  9. Remove, add sour cream and guacamole(if using) on top of it and serve hot!

How To Make Copycat Hooters Tex Mex Nachos

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
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Ingredients

  • ¾ lb ground beef
  • ¾ cup mild salsa
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 7 oz can pinto beans, drained
  • 7 oz can whole corn kernel, drained
  • 3 large tortilla, baked into chips
  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup small tomatoes, sliced into small dices
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup black olives, sliced
  • ½ cup pickled jalapenos, sliced
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup guacamole
  • Salt & ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Heat some oil in a pan over medium heat and begin cooking the meat and green onions.

  3. When the meat mixture is cooked, remove and drain the excess oil and then return to the same pan.

  4. Add in the mild salsa, garlic powder, beans and corn. Saute briefly.

  5. Season to taste with salt & pepper. Adjust accordingly & set aside.

  6. Arrange the chips on a oven safe tray or plate.
  7. Spoon some of the meat mixture onto the chips; add on the lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, olives and jalapenos.
  8. Place the entire tray into the oven and let it bake for about 1-2 minutes until cheese has melted.

  9. Remove, add sour cream and guacamole(if using) on top of it and serve hot!

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Commonly Asked Questions

How Do You Classify Tex-Mex?

Basically, when you say Tex-Mex, it’s the collection of food that was developed in the borders of Mexico and Texas. It is often classified by the mix of common Mexican and American ingredients. In American cuisine, sometimes Mexican food and Tex-Mex cuisine become interchangeable but it is important to note, that Mexican cuisine differs greatly.

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Conclusion

Nacho chips are great for snacking and casual get-togethers. Follow these simple steps for you to maximize the flavor and the gastronomic experience brought by this Tex-Mex staple.

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