• Nachos
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  • Nachos
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Rated 4.88 out of 5 based on 4 votes


  • 500 g veal mince
  • 2 tspn ground cumin
  • 1 tspn ground paprika
  • 1 x taco mix packet
  • 2 x onions, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic - finely diced
  • 100 g kidney beans, soaked overnight
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 4 x roma tomatos, blanched, skinned and mashed
  • 1 x avocado
  • 4 sprigs corriander, tender young leaves shredded
  • 1/2 x lime, juiced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 cup soured cream
  • 1/4 cup jalapeño,sliced preserved (optional)
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 300 g corn chips
  • 1 pinch salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbls extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 bunch baby salad leaves


In a large heavy based pan heat your oil and saute the onions, garlic, cumin and paprika until the onion is just transparent.
Add the mince and brown well. Add the taco mix, wine, kidney beans and tomatoes and stir well. add enough water to almost cover the mix and place the lid, reduce the temperature to a low simmer and allow to simmer for 40 minutes, remove the lid and allow to reduce to a thick meat sauce of your liking. Season to taste.

Make your guacamole by mashing your avocado, corriander and lime juice. A fine shred of lime zest would add zing.

heat your oven to 200degC and place the corn chips in an oven proof dish and place in the oven and turn the oven off and allow the chips to become warmed through. Remove from the oven and place in pasta bowls for each serving

Arrange you sour cream, jalapeño, guacamole, salad leaves, cheese and grape tomatoes on a lazy susan with suitable serving implements. The centre of the lazy susan is reserved for your meat sauce.

Your guests serve themselves and create bite sized flavoursome morsels to suit their tastes.

serves 4 with lots of laughter, relaxed atmosphere, adequate serviettes and a good red wine.

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  • Comfort food. I meant to rate 5 stars, I don’t know why it gave 4 1/2….


    by Tess Hudson on 17/05/2013, 00:05
    Tess Hudson
    • the stars are touchy. Admin can fix it if you are really concerned. Thankyou


      by Helen Minns on 17/05/2013, 09:00
      Helen Minns
  • Ha ha mum made this look good as it tasted


    by Lachlan Minns on 20/05/2013, 21:32
    Lachlan Minns
    • cheeky rabbit!


      by Helen Minns on 20/05/2013, 21:44
      Helen Minns
  • Helen, like how you serve it.


    by Vesna PJ on 01/06/2013, 23:28
    Vesna PJ
    • thank you Vesna. Sorry I would have replied sooner but I don’t get notifications for some reason. I don’t come here much any more and just stopped by on a whim.


      by Helen Minns on 09/02/2014, 15:00
      Helen Minns