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Sweet Potato Nachos with Black Beans and Bacon

There’s one party dish that stands above all others, nachos! Try our Sweet Potato Nachos with Black Beans and Bacon recipe today.

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What’s the one dish everybody raves about when you’ve hosted a party? Yes, it’s always going to be nachos. It’s one of the most universally loved party snacks. It’s got meatiness, crunch, sweetness and a bit of spice. These Sweet Potato Nachos with Black Beans and Bacon will become a regular homemade favourite for any guests. This recipe definitely beats any restaurant nachos you could ever order.

You shouldn’t get discouraged by all of the ingredients and methods you see in this tasty nachos recipe. These sweet potato nachos are much more than the sum of its parts. You will learn how to make tasty sweet potato chips which you can add to any meal you want. You can even make your own guacamole. For this recipe, we do use some store-bought ingredients, but you are more than welcome to make your own salsa as well. The bacon and black beans give this recipe a kick of texture with crispy bacon and subtle flavour from the black beans. Using sweet potato chips instead of corn tortillas also turns this dish into a grain-free and health conscious winner, so everybody can indulge in the crunchy and flavourful delight.

After trying this homemade Sweet Potato Nachos with Black Beans and Bacon recipe, there will be no turning back.

Sweet Potato Nachos with Black Beans and Bacon

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Recipe by Basson Laubscher Course: Main, SnackCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

There’s one party dish that stands above all others, nachos! Try our Sweet Potato Nachos with Black Beans and Bacon recipe today.

Ingredients

  • 6 large sweet potatoes

  • 250 ml Olive Oil (Truffle Oil is preferred)

  • salt

  • 2 chicken breasts

  • 1 pack bacon

  • 1 tin black Beans (drained

  • 1 lemon

  • fresh garlic

  • 4 tbsp chicken spice (Robertsons Fiery Mexican Spice is wonderful, but any chicken-related spice will work)

  • 2 avocados

  • ½ onion, sliced

  • 250 ml sour cream

  • Salsa (Suggestion: Woolworths Peppadew Piquanté Pepper Salsa – Medium)

  • 1 tbsp flour

  • 35 g butter

  • 350 ml milk

  • 3 sprigs sage

  • 1 roll Fairview Sundried Tomato Goats Cheese

  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated

Method

  • NACHO CHIPS
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Rinse and slice the sweet potatoes into 2-3mm slices.
  • In a mixing bowl pour in 150 ml olive oil and mix in the sweet potato slices. Grind in the salt and make sure all the slices are coated with salt and oil.
  • Place into a baking tray and place in the oven for 30-45 minutes. (Depending on how crispy you want them). Make sure to check in on them after 15-20 minutes and give them a good shake or flip.
  • MEAT & MARINADE
  • Dice the bacon and cut the chicken into thin strips.
  • In a bowl mix 100 ml olive oil and the juice of 1 lemon. Crush the 2 garlic cloves and add into the bowl.
  • Add in the diced bacon and the chicken slices to the marinade and leave to marinate for at least 15 minutes.
  • Once this is done, get a frying pan and place it on the stove on high heat. Add in 10 grams of butter and the sage and let this fry to create a fragrant sage butter.
  • Once ready add in the bacon and chicken to the pan and fry ¾ of the way before fully cooked before adding the drained tin of black beans into the mix.
  • Add in your favourite spice,
  • Fry for another 10 minutes.
  • CHEESE SAUCE
  • In a sauce-pot add in the remaining butter until melted.
  • Then add in the flour and stir with a whisk until a paste is formed.
  • Add in milk until the paste becomes a sauce-like texture while continuing to stir the entire time.
  • Add in the grated cheese and the goats-cheese roll (breaking it up with your hands as you add it to the sauce).
  • Continue to stir and add a little more milk if necessary to get a creamy cheese sauce texture.
  • GUACAMOLE
  • Mash-up the avos into a separate bowl.
  • Add in some fresh lemon juice.
  • Add the diced onion.
  • PLATING
  • In a serving dish toss in the sweet potato chips.
  • Pour over the meat and beans.
  • Pour over the cheese sauce.
  • Pour the sour cream and salsa into separate bowls.
  • Remember you guacamole and serve.

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