Mexican nachos

Mexican nachos: Tasty holiday bite. Image: Unsplash

Mexican nachos: Delicious holiday snack for the family

Bring a Mexican flair to your home with this nachos recipe and enjoy an explosion of flavour on your palate with each bite.

Mexican nachos

Mexican nachos: Tasty holiday bite. Image: Unsplash

Make the most of the holiday season by preparing these Mexican nachos for your family. Loaded with flavour and texture this nachos recipe will result in big, happy smiles from your family members.

What is better than having some crunchy Mexican nachos and dipping them in a meaty sauce? Then scoop them through sour cream and guacamole for the ultimate taste experience. Each bite is an explosion of flavour on your palate.

Preparing Mexican nachos at home will take about one hour of your time and it is worth every moment spent in the kitchen. The best part is that you can experiment with different meaty flavours. Instead of enjoying a red meat sauce, you can also use chicken as an equally delicious option.

Bring a Mexican flair to your home with this nachos recipe. It may just become a new family favourite and a holiday tradition. Let us know in the comments of this recipe if you plan to prepare it at home.

Mexican nachos recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Xiluva Mashele Course: SnacksCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4-6

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

Ingredients

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

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon rosemary

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • Meat sauce
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • ¼ green pepper, finely diced

  • ¼ red pepper, finely diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely diced

  • 300 grams lean mince

  • 1 tablespoon curry powder

  • 1 can chopped tomato

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • Toppings
  • fresh parsley and/or cilantro

  • 100 grams grated cheese

  • 100 grams grated mozzarella

  • 3 tablespoons sour cream

  • 4-6 pickled jalapeno chillies, finely chopped

Method

  • Nachos
  • Preheat the 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 and 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 onto the baking tray.
    Toast the tortillas in the oven for 5-8 minutes, or until golden and crisp.
  • Meat sauce
  • Sauté the onion, pepper and garlic in a large saucepan on medium heat with a tablespoon of olive oil, until soft.
  • Add the beef mince to the saucepan, 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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