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


Try these caramelised onion and chorizo nachos, then check out our classic nachos.



  • 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