Mennonite Girls Can Cook is a collection of recipes which were posted daily for a period of ten years from 2008 to 2018. We have over 3,000 delicious recipes that we invite you to try. The recipes can be accessed in our recipe file by category or you can use the search engine.

Recipe Search

Hearty Nachos

Tomorrow is Sunday, and most of us are always thinking...'The kids are coming home...'  What can I serve them to eliminate those hunger pangs. Many of us grew up with the traditional Sunday Faspa, which means a light Sunday meal with Zwieback, butter, jam, maybe some cheese, cold cuts, and to end of the meal, a fresh piece of platz. Well as time went on, I need to admit, I did not stick to the tradition of Faspa.
If you came to my house today, your Faspa would look quite different. For years we have enjoyed a plate of Nachos. Generally, we have a heavier lunch and later in the afternoon, a hearty plate of Nachos just tops off that craving for something savory. Kudos are extended to Chef Dez, who knows how to make a 'Man Nacho' dish, which I've whipped up with some minor changes. I also make my own home-made Salsa , which is an all-time staple in our home. It adds that extra zip and flavor which all Nacho lovers are looking for.

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 package taco season
  • 1 small onion chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 2 small tomatoes diced small
  • 1 jalapeno sliced.
  • 1 package Tex Mex or use 2 cups medium cheddar cheese.
  • 1 large bag Nachos
  • Salsa & sour cream

  1. Brown the ground beef with taco seasoning. Set aside
  2. On a round deep pie plate, start to build and layer all the ingredients in the following order:
  3. Nachos
  4. Cheese
  5. Beef
  6. Tomatoes
  7. Black Olives
  8. Onions
  9. Jalapenos
  10. Chili Powder
  11. Sprinkle cheese on top
  12. Your deep plate will be heaped. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes, waiting till the cheese has melted.
  13. Serve with side dish of Salsa and sour cream.
  14. You can vary or adjust your amounts and make a large batch on a cookie sheet.
Surprise your gang and invite them to a new version of FASPA! I don't think anyone will notice or complain, all they care about is that there is something to eat and they are all so happy and appreciative that they do not need to cook!


  1. I'm going to have to try this looks awesome!If you are thinking mexican dishes and kids coming home and you need some more ideas, I just posted chicken enchiladas, shredded mexican beef and I have an older post, taco lasagna....these all three freeze great and kids love them...

  2. That is so funny. I was planning to make nachos and other appetizers for Sunday supper tomorrow. I like your idea of doing two layers of cheese and baking it. I usually do one layer of cheese and broil it. I will try your method. We will have fun being Mexican Mennonites tomorrow.

  3. I've never had a Nacho before but I am certainly going to try these. They look scrumptious!

  4. This looks really good. I am glad you posted this. I needed to try something new lately.

  5. Sunday night nachos sounds like a great tradition!

  6. I haven't had nachos for faspa but I wouldn't mind. Looks yummy!
    Faspa fiesta..I like:)

  7. Now those are some nicely loaded nachos!

  8. these look yummy. can't wait to check out the salsa recipe, as I keep looking around for one we'd like.

  9. I'm drooling!

    Looking forward to following you for more!

    My waist won't thank me, but my family will!