I feel like I’m getting on this train late, but have you noticed that pretty much anything can be baked in a well seasoned cast iron skillet?!

The idea is pure genius. I have an unreasonable amount of recipes bookmarked under “skillet meals” like this fun breakfast idea, this cookie and this monkey bread. People are freaking creative!

I’ve seen skillet nachos on blogs before, so I can not take credit for the genius behind this recipe, but I used what little knowledge I had about baking things with a skillet, threw some nacho fixings in a pan, and went to town.

There’s something about nachos that has me giddy. It must be the cheese, sour cream and salsa mixture with those salty tortilla chips…the other fixings are optional, but with the right ratio, this skillet recipe is deadly!

To make this, turn on your oven broiler. Using an 8″ cast iron skillet, place your tortilla chips across the bottom of your baking dish. Add the beans evenly across the chips, add the shredded cheese. Then add any extra toppings that you’d like to bake. I used sauteed onions, chopped green olives, and goats cheese.

Place your skillet in your oven and check frequently to make sure you don’t burn the cheese on top (it took me 5 minutes). Remove from heat, serve while hot and add your favorite cold toppings!

Heaven.

Black Bean Skillet Nachos
Serves 2
A Warm Vanilla Sugar Original

Ingredients:
2 Handfuls of good quality tortilla chips
1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Nacho toppings to bake: jalapenos, chopped scallions, olives, corn, goats cheese and sauteed onions
Post oven toppings: avocado, salsa, sour cream, chopped tomatoes

Directions:
Turn on the broiler in your oven.

Using an 8″ cast iron skillet, place your tortilla chips across the bottom of your baking dish. Add the beans evenly across the chips, add the shredded cheese. Then add any extra toppings that you’d like to bake. I used sauteed onions, chopped green olives, and goats cheese.

Place your skillet in your oven and check frequently to make sure you don’t burn the cheese on top (it took me 5 minutes). Remove from heat, serve while hot and add your favorite cold toppings!

So easy, and so, so, delicious!

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23 Responses to Kick Ass Black Bean Skillet Nachos

  1. Nanny says:

    Looks and sounds good. How many points :)

  2. Oh goodness, these sound AMAZING, i love nachos, but have yet to try them in a cast-iron. brilliant!

  3. These look awesome! I dont’ use my cast iron skillet nearly enough. Actually, I almost never use it. That has to change, and I need to make these :)

  4. Amrita says:

    Is it weird that I want to dunk my face into these?!

  5. kaceytorres says:

    What a great idea! I will definitely be trying this concept this week…I’ve been on a black bean kick lately and this is another great recipe that uses those!

  6. Oh goat cheese! These sound fantastic, I will be making this in the coming week for sure.

  7. I love nachos… actually had them for lunch today… Tho I wish I saw this post first before making them! Yum!

  8. Cast iron skillets make everything more delicious! I make a giant chocolate chip cookie in mine way more than I should. ;-)

  9. Eileen says:

    Is it terrible that I now want a massive pan of nachos for dinner? :)

  10. Sues says:

    What a fabulous idea! I just got a pretty new cast iron skillet for my wedding and am already so obsessed. Also, I made and ate nachos for dinner on Friday night. No regrets!! :)

    Sues

  11. Great idea! I love using my cast iron for recipes like this one.

  12. My hand started to reach for the screen….haha. Yum!

  13. Ooooooo- I want! I’m solo for dinner tonight, which means I could eat nachos out of the skillet in bed and no one would be the wiser… ;0)

  14. Yum, this looks so good! Hubby and I love nachos, so I know this would be a winner in our house!

  15. Joanne says:

    For some inexplicable reason, cast iron skillets have always really scared me. Not sure why…. I could definitely go for some nachos though!

  16. Alison says:

    This is seriously brilliant. I cannot wait to try this with with my skillet, and we LOVE nachos. Thanks!

  17. Jenny @ BAKE says:

    these look gorgeous! I need to get a skillet!

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