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Macho Nachos

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A few months ago, I was trying to think of a new menu item for Taco Tuesday when a childhood memory of one of my favorite Mexican joints in Sheridan, Wyoming popped into my mind. When I was a kid, I used to love eating at a place called, “Pablos.” I’m sure it was anything BUT authentic, and, as is always the case in small towns, it went out of business a long time ago. Regardless, I always ordered the same thing: Macho Nachos. It was a massive platter of all the good stuff. I re-created it for my family a few times using Mel’s Pressure Cooker Refried Beans and it is a huge hit. My eight-year-old, soccer-playing, totally active, off-the-growth-chart son is especially happy when he sees this on the table! It’s SUPER filling, easy, and fast to make. I like to roast a pan of veggies to go with it to make it a complete meal. Enjoy!

Macho Nachos

A super easy meal for Taco Tuesday--it's delicious AND pretty nutritious!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Megan


  • 6 Cups Tortilla Chips
  • 2 1/2 Cups Mel’s Pressure Cooker Refried Beans
  • 1 1/2 Cups Rotisserie Chicken shredded
  • 1 1/2 Cups Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 1 1/2 Cups Tomatoes chopped
  • 1 Cup Lettuce shredded
  • 1 Cup Mashed Avocado
  • 1 Cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 Cup Green Onions sliced
  • 1/4 Cup Cilantro chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • On a large sheet pan, spread tortilla chips in an even layer.
  • Heat the beans and chicken until warmed through. Drizzle the beans over the chips and sprinkle the chicken and cheddar cheese on top.
  • Place the pan in the oven and broil on low just until the cheese melts.
  • Remove from oven and top with tomatoes, lettuce, dollops of avocado and Greek yogurt. Garnish with Green onions and Cilantro.


Serve with roasted vegetables to make a complete meal. I always have a steady supply of Rotisserie Chicken and Mel’s Pressure Cooker Refried beans in the freezer, so that makes this dish a total cinch. You can read more how I do the chicken here. And Mel has a great tutorial for freezing beans on her website as well here.

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