Fri. Jan 22nd, 2021

Perfect for a ‘cheat’ day: Tasty nachos recipe

Homemade nacho chips served with delicious toppings.

perfect for a cheat day tasty nachos recipe - Perfect for a ‘cheat’ day: Tasty nachos recipe

As a young entrepreneur, I am always looking for ways not only to make money but also to save money. Being a food enthusiast I am passionate about learning and developing new recipes that can be made on budget.

Here is my recipe for my delicious, budget nachos. This recipe makes a great snack for entertaining or a yummy movie night dinner.

Homemade Nachos Recipe

5 from 1 vote

Recipe by Xiluva MasheleCourse: Dinner, SnacksCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy

Prep time

30

minutes

Cooking time

30

minutes

Servings

4 – 6

Total time

1

hour 

Ingredients – NACHOS

  • 6 soft flour tortilla’s ( I use the Mexicorn Soft Flour Tortilla Wraps)

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1/2 teaspooon rosemary

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • INGREDIENTS – MEAT SAUCE
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 1/4 green pepper, finely diced

  • 1/4 red pepper, finely diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely diced

  • 300 grams lean mince

  • 1 tablespoon curry powder

  • 1 can chopped tomato (1 can)

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • TOPPINGS
  • fresh parsley and/or cilantro

  • 100 grams grated cheese

  • 100 grams grated mozzarella

  • 3 tablespoon sour cream

  • 4 -6 picked jalapeno chillies, finely chopped

Method – NACHOS

  • Preheat your oven to 180° C.
  • Combine the olive oil, garlic, rosemary and salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl and stir well.
  • Cut each of the flour tortillas into eight large triangles (or whatever shape you prefer)
  • Place the tortilla pieces into the bowl with the olive oil mix well to ensure that all pieces are lightly coated- it helps to use your hands.
  • Line and/or grease a large baking tray with wax paper and spread the tortilla pieces on to the baking tray.
  • Toast the tortillas in the oven for 5-8 minutes, or until gold and crisp.
  • METHOD – MEAT SAUCE
  • Sauté the onion, pepper and garlic in a large saucepan on medium heat with a table spoon of olive oil, until soft.
  • Add the beef mince to the sauce pan, and cook until brown.
  • Add the curry powder, salt and pepper and stir well.
  • Add the tomato paste and stir well.
  • Add the can of tomatoes and combine well, reduce the heat and let the sauce simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the tomatoes are nice and soft and well combined with the meat.
  • TO ASSEMBLE
  • Arrange the tortilla chips on a large, oven proof serving dish or plate and create a small well in the centre (it helps to place a small bowl or a large ball of tin foil to help retain the shape).
  • Sprinkle the grated cheese on top of the tortilla chips and melt. (You can either use a microwave, broiler or place it in the oven on high heat for 2-5 minutes)
  • Remove the bowl or tinfoil from the centre, and spoon the meat sauce on top.
  • Sprinkle the pickled jalapenos over the tortilla chips and cheese.
  • Dollop the sour cream on top of the meat sauce, and sprinkle the fresh parsley and/or cilantro on top. Serve with some guacamole or mashed avocado.

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