Gluten Free Korean Nachos

Gluten-Free Korean Nachos

There’s nothing like a crispy, cheesy, flavorful plate of nachos to satisfy your craving to snack! If you’re a football fan, then you know this is the time of year when snacking is just part of your Sunday routine (or Monday, if that’s when people watch football … I wouldn’t know!).

These Gluten-Free Korean Nachos are a brand-new take on traditional nachos. Instead of the typical salsa and cheese combo, I’ve sautéed some ground beef and onions in Korean BBQ sauce (from San-J), made a cheese sauce with white cheddar, and topped the chips with kimchi and cilantro. The result is a deliciously addictive fusion of two cuisines that are amazing on their own and amazing together!

You can make the cheese sauce and beef ahead but be sure to assemble just before serving. Simply reheat both over low heat. For the cheese sauce, you may need to add a tablespoon or two of milk when reheating to get to a pourable consistency.

Gluten Free Korean Nachos Recipe

4 from 4 votes
Gluten Free Korean Nachos
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Gluten-Free Korean Nachos

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Korean, Mexican
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 504kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 1 (12-ounce) bag gluten-free tortilla chips
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion , diced
  • 1 cup San-J gluten-free Korean BBQ Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 ounces white cheddar cheese , grated
  • 2/3 cup kimchi , chopped
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Pour the tortilla chips onto the prepared baking sheet and cook for 5-6 minutes or until warm.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, combine the ground beef and onion. Cook, breaking up the beef, until the beef is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Drain off the excess fat, add the Korean BBQ Sauce, and let simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens, about 10 minutes.
  • In another skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring. Whisk in the milk until smooth, then cook until it begins to thicken, about 3 minutes. Stir in the cheese and cook, stirring, until the cheese is melted.
  • Put the tortilla chips onto a serving platter, top with the cheese sauce then, using a slotted spoon, spoon the beef all over. Top with the chopped kimchi and cilantro and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Korean Nachos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 504 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 75mg25%
Sodium 990mg41%
Potassium 397mg11%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 490IU10%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 321mg32%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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