Tex-Mex Empanada Nachos

Prep Time | 10 Min Cook Time | 40 Min Serves | 4-6
This cheesy, protein-packed recipe is guaranteed to be a hit with tasty Chicken & Cheese Empanadas, cheddar cheese, refried beans, and jalapeños.
Plate of empanada nachos on an orange background
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  • 1 bag of Chicken & Cheese Empanadas (these will be your base)
  • 12oz of shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 can of refried beans
  • 1 can (about 20) pickled jalapeños
  • One tomato diced (optional)
  • Guac & Salsa for serving
  1. 1

    Bake or air fry Empanadas according to the package.

  2. 2

    Let cool for 10 minutes.

  3. 3

    Arrange baked Empanadas close together on a sheet with parchment paper.

  4. 4

    Use a spatula to spread refried beans on top of each Empanada.

  5. 5

    Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top of empanadas and refried beans.

  6. 6

    Place one pickled jalapeño on each Empanada (or more depending on your spice preference).

  7. 7

    Bake at 375 degrees for an additional 5-7 minutes or until melty and warm. *Optional put under broiler, low, for 3-5 minutes for a crispier top layer.

  8. 8

    Sprinkle diced tomatoes

  9. 9

    Serve guac and salsa on the side for dipping and enjoy!

    A plate of empanada nachos topped with refried beans, cheese, pickled jalapeños and tomatoes

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