Snack of the Day: Cincinnachos! – Cincinnati-Style Chili Cheese Nachos

Cincinnati chili in nacho form. The perfect game-day snack.

Ohio meets Arizona! Cincinnati style chili cheese nachos – Cincinnachos as they will henceforth be known. The best of everything for snacking season.

Start with My Recipe for Cincinnati Style Turkey Chili, substituting ground grass-fed beef or vegetarian ground beef crumbles if you prefer.

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Cincinnachos! – Cincinnati-Style Chili Cheese Nachos
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Category: Appetizers, Celebrations, Cheese and Dairy, Comfort Food, Mexican Food, Salty, savory, Snack of the Day!, Snacks, Sonoran Corner, Spicy, Taste of Tucson: Sonoran Style Recipes


Cincinnachos! – Cincinnati-Style Chili Cheese Nachos


  • 2 cups of Jackie's Cincinnati Style Chili, warmed
  • 1 bag of good quality tortilla chips such as Trader Joe's Whole Grain or Blue Corn chips
  • 1 cup of black or kidney beans, rinsed
  • 2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup pickled jalapeno peppers
  • Hot sauce to taste


  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Spread a layer or tortilla chips onto the sheet. Drop spoonfuls of warm chili onto the tortilla chips then top with beans and onions. Cover with an even layer of cheese.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cheese melts, being careful not to burn the tortilla chips.
  • Remove from oven and distribute the jalapenos on top of the warm nachos. Sprinkle with your favorite hot sauce and enjoy!

Snack of the Day: Cincinnachos! – Cincinnati-Style Chili Cheese Nachos: recipe and photo by Jackie Alpers