Nachos. Na-chos. Even the word sounds stuff-it-in-your-mouth-able. Doesn't it? Sure, it isn't the healthiest meal you can whip up, but sometimes only a plate of crunchy tortilla chips drenched with toppings and gooey cheese will do the trick. The best part for me is that string of melted cheese when you pick up the first chip. And when you take that first crunchy-spicy-cheesy bite? Man you know that belly-bliss is not far off. Arrrrrriba!
Nachos, My Way
Serves 4 - 6
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 large onion, chopped
500g (1 lb) mince
1/2 tablespoon chili powder
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp cumin
salt & pepper to taste
2 medium tomatoes, diced
2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
2 avocados, skinned
1/4 cup fresh coriander, finely chopped
2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 cup plain yoghurt
1 1/2 cup grated cheese
1 small cucumber, diced
1. Saute onion in olive oil until softened. Add mince and fry over medium-high heat until nicely browned.
2. Add spices, salt, pepper, tomatoes and sweet chilli sauce and cook for another few minutes until flavours are well developed and mince is saucy but not too wet.
3. Meanwhile make the guacamole - mash the avo, add fresh coriander and lemon juice and season to taste with salt & pepper.
4. To assemble nachos, arrange tortilla chips on individual serving plates. Top with mince, then add dollops of guacamole and yoghurt. Scatter cheese on top and place in microwave for a minute to melt the cheese. Top with a handful of the cucumber pieces and serve warm.
Nutritional info (per serving): Calories 774.4 Total Fat 45.3 g Saturated Fat 16.0 g Polyunsaturated Fat 2.3 g Monounsaturated Fat 13.7 g Cholesterol 127.5 mg Sodium 1313.1 mg Potassium 1386.5 mg Total Carbohydrate 45.3 g Dietary Fiber 9.2 g Sugars 11.6 g Protein 47.5 g
Good source of: Calcium 55.1 %, Phosphorus 50.5 %, Vitamin C 33.4 %, Vitamin A 33.1 %, Riboflavin 31.8 %,Folate 28.7 %, Vitamin B6 27.9 %, Pantothenic Acid 22.6 %