Easy, Cheesy Slow-Cooker Nachos

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black bean nachosWe all love oven-backed nacho. But if you're not a fan of scraping cheese crisps off your baking sheet, I have another alternative for you: Slow-cooker nachos! Yup, just add all the ingredients you want to go gooey -- bean, cheese, salsa -- into the slow cooker and let it work its melty magic. Then just pour it over your chips.

This recipe is for black beans, but you could pinto beans instead if you like those better. For that matter, if you have some already-browned ground meat (sans pink slime, of course) you could add that in, as well. With a salad on the side I would call this Friday Night Dinner. I would also call it delicious.

Black Bean Nachos from Epicurious


  • 1 can (14 to 19 oz) black beans, drained, rinsed and mashed
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 roasted peppers (poblanos or sweet), peeled and diced
  • 1 roasted jalapeño, seeded and diced, or 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
  • Tortilla chips

Small (2 to 3 1/2 quart) slow cooker


In slow cooker stoneware, combine beans, salsa, green onions, poblano and jalapeño peppers and cheese. Stir well. Cover and cook on High for 1 1/2 hours, until mixture is hot and bubbly. Serve with tortilla chips.

Garnish ideas: Sour cream, guacamole, chopped black olives.

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nonmember avatar hateraide

Why would you need to pre-plan or slow cook a snack that usually takes 5 to ten minutes of prep and 2 minutes in a microwave oven. People are so lazy.

easun... easunshine

You must not host too many social get togethers hater.

aneela aneela

mmmmmmmmmmmm....nachos!!! winner

coppe... copperswifey

This looks soooo good. I have been on a black bean kick lately. They are so tasty. I'm going to try this. thanks for posting it! :)

amy7243 amy7243

Mmm~we love nachos.

TheBa... TheBabyFactory4

I mean I use my slowcooker for cheese dips but I wouldn't enjoy this

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