Copycat Hooters Tex Mex Nachos Recipe

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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!

Copycat Hooters Tex Mex Nachos Recipe

How To Make Copycat Hooters Tex Mex Nachos

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


  • ¾ lb ground beef
  • ¾ cup mild salsa
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 7 oz pinto beans, (1 can), drained
  • 7 oz whole corn kernel, (1 can), drained
  • 3 large tortillas, baked into chips
  • 3 cups lettuce, shredded
  • 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 and ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Heat some oil in a pan over medium heat and begin cooking the meat all the way through.

  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

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

  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Adjust accordingly and set aside.

  5. Arrange the chips in a roasting tray. Spoon some of the meat mixture onto the chips; add on the lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, olives and jalapenos.

  6. Place the entire tray into the oven and let it bake for about 1 to 2 minutes until cheese has melted.

  7. Remove, add sour cream and guacamole on top of it and serve hot!


  • Sugar: 6g
  • :
  • Calcium: 438mg
  • Calories: 629kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Cholesterol: 108mg
  • Fat: 41g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Potassium: 939mg
  • Protein: 31g
  • Saturated Fat: 19g
  • Sodium: 1254mg
  • Vitamin A: 1715IU
  • Vitamin C: 13mg
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Frequently 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.



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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