Cincinnachos! Cincinnati Chili-Cheese Nachos

Ohio meets Arizona! Cincinnati chili cheese nachos, “Cincinnachos” as they will henceforth be known, are the best of everything for snacking season. Jackie’s Cincinnati Style Chili is spooned over tortilla chips and topped with kidney beans, cheddar cheese, raw onions and jalapenos. 

Cincinnachos! Cincinnati-Style Chili Cheese Nachos:
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cincinnachos! Cincinnati Chili-Cheese Nachos
Cincinnati chili cheese nachos. "Cincinnachos" are 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.


  • 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 kidney beans rinsed
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup pickled jalapeño 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.
    Platter of Cincinnati-Style Chili Cheese Nachos:
  • 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!
    Cincinnati style chili nachos
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican, Sonoran
Keyword chili cheese nachos recipe, Cincinnachos! Cincinnati-Style Chili Cheese Nachos recipe, Cincinnati chili Nachos recipe, Jackie Alpers, Mexican fusion recipe, nachos recipe, sonoran recipe, Taste of Tucson recipe, Tucson Sonora recipe

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