Caramelised onion and chorizo nachos

Caramelised onion and chorizo nachos

  • serves 4 as a snack
  • Easy

Oozing with layers of melted cheese and scatterings of smokey chorizo and caramelised onion, these nachos would make the perfect Friday night sofa snack



  • onions 2 large, sliced
  • sunflower oil 2 tsp
  • brown sugar 1 tsp
  • monterey jack or cheddar cheese 100g, grated
  • American mustard 1 tbsp, plus extra to serve
  • corn tortilla chips 100g bag
  • chorizo 150g piece, thinly sliced
  • pickled jalapeños 2 tbsp, finely chopped
  • red chillies 1 small, finely sliced (optional)
  • tomatoes 2, diced
  • tomato ketchup 3 tbsp
  • lime juice 1 tbsp
  • soured cream 100g


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Soften the onions in the oil over a low heat for about 25-30 minutes until really soft and squidgy. Stir in the sugar and keep cooking for a few minutes more until golden brown. Roughly chop 2 tbsp of the onions and set aside in a mixing bowl.

  • Step 2

    Mix the grated cheese and mustard together. Take a roasting tin or large baking dish and layer up the tortilla chips with the caramelised onions, chorizo slices, jalapeños, chilli (if using) and blobs of the mustardy cheese.

  • Step 3

    Bake for 10-15 minutes until the cheese has melted and tortilla chips toast at the edges.

  • Step 4

    Meanwhile mix the diced tomatoes, reserved chopped onions, ketchup and lime juice. Dollop the salsa over the baked nachos, then drizzle with the soured cream – loosened with a teaspoon or two of water. Squirt over a bit more american mustard if you like, and eat immediately.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 654
  • Fat 41.4g
  • Saturates 14.7g
  • Carbs 45.2g
  • Sugars 15.1g
  • Fibre 7g
  • Protein 21.4g
  • Salt 3.2g