Slow Cooker Nachos



Here’s one more favorite recipe for the Super Bowl, and the best part is to make these Slow Cooker Nachos, you can let your crockpot do most of the work.  If you’re in a hurry and don’t have time to cook them in the slow cooker, you can also try out these Restaurant Style Nachos, but these are a great way to save some room in your oven if you’re planning a busy day for your kitchen.

Slow Cooker Nacho Bake

Slow Cooker Nacho Bake


  • 1 lb ground beef, cooked and drained
  • 1 can refried beans (we were out of these, so I left them out!)
  • 1 can red kidney beans, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 pkg. taco seasoning
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • tortilla chips Tostitos
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Extra toppings (we used lettuce, tomatoes, onions, green onions, salsa and sour cream)


  1. Brown ground beef in skillet on stove. Drain off any grease.
  2. Add ground beef, refried beans, kidney beans, tomato paste, taco seasoning, water, and garlic powder to crockpot.
  3. Cook on low 4-6 hours or high 2-3 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Arrange chips in the bottom of a large baking sheet.
  6. Spoon meat mixture over tortilla chips.
  7. Top with cheese and tomato.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese has melted.
  9. Top with extra toppings, and enjoy!



Here are the sale items and coupons you’ll want to watch for this week (1/31/13) to pinch those pennies on this meal:


  • Breakstone’s Sour Cream 16 oz BOGO $2.59 at Publix or Dairy Sour Cream 16 oz. $1.49 at Kroger
  • Kraft Cheddar Cheese BOGO at Publix $3.99, use $1/3, $0.55/2 Kraft Cheese, exp. 2/20/13 (SS 01/20/13 R) regional coupon or Kroger Cheddar Cheese $1.99 at Kroger
  • Pace Salsa $2.50 at Publix or $1.50 in Kroger’s Mega Sale, use $0.50 off any TWO (2) Pace products or $0.40/2, $0.60/2 Pace Product, exp. 2/24/13 (SS 01/27/13 R) regional coupon
  • Tostitos Tortilla Chips, Party or Family Size, 14.5 to 20 oz bag $3.50 at Publix or Tostitos Tortilla Chips 10 oz. $2.49 in Kroger’s Mega Sale
  • Ground Chuck, 3.49/lb at Publix, or Ground Chuck $2.49 at Kroger (sold in 5 lb. rolls)
Looking for more yummy Super Bowl Recipes? Try these out:



Recipe adapted Full Bellies Happy Kids.  Thanks to I Heart Publix for the coupon matchups, and check out $5 Dinner Mom for more bargain meal deals!  If you need a little more menu inspiration, go HERE

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  1. Hi Laurie,

    Does the salsa get heated in the slow cooker, or is served cold on the side?
    This looks delicious 🙂

  2. It was delicious even though I did end up heating the salsa :). Thank you!

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