Nacho Libre!

Chilli con carne style Nachos

This is the tastiest way to make nachos, ever.
Its simple, and easy, and well, who doesn't like nachos?

The secret ingredient is to use Doritos chips instead of traditional corn chip nachos, they are a heck of a lot cheaper and more readily available. They also pack a fantastic punch of flavour, making this a very quick and tasty meal.

This recipe is not mine, I stumbled upon it at our Young Adults camp earlier on this year,and it has become a firm favourite around the dinner table.

The only debate surrounding this dish, stems mainly around whether to add the beans or not. I say go with it, and disapproving eaters can fish them out with their forks, but base this on your family. My family just have to eat what is put in front of them, maybe you are more lenient than I...

Chilli con carne style Nachos
Serves 4

Chilli con carne:
4 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
500 g beef mince
5 Tbsp spice mix (I use mexican spice mix from flavorite*)
1/2 beef stock cube
500 ml boiling water
1 tin (22g) of peeled tomatoes
1 can (226g) red beans
Salt and pepper

2 x large pkts sweet chilli Doritos
100 g cheddar cheese, grated
Plain double cream yoghurt or sour cream
1 avocado, sliced
Coriander leaves

* Flavorite is a wonderful spice shop which can be found next to checkers at the park and shop in Meadowridge.

To make the chilli con carne:
Heat oil on a low heat and add the chopped onions.
Cook for a good few minutes until the onions start turn translucent.
Turn the heat up until full, and wait for the onions to start sizzling before adding the mince.
Add the mince, and stir well, cooking for at least 10 minutes until starting to brown.
Add your preferred spice mix to the pot, and mix well.
Dissolve the stock cube in the boiling water and add to the pot.
Add the tin of tomatoes and stir well.
Cook the mince for further 20 to 25 minutes, until the sauce starts to thicken and darkens in colour.
5 minutes before cooked completely, strain the can of beans, and add to the pot. Make sure to heat them through thoroughly, 5 minutes should be sufficient. Season well.

To serve the nachos:
Place a handful of Doritos on each plate, add some chilli con carne, sprinkle with cheese and top with the yoghurt, sliced avo, and fresh coriander.

Other toppings could be: a fresh tomato and onion salsa, or fresh chopped tomatoes, feta cheese, guacamole, sour cream, chili sauce, pickled jalapenos etc.

Eat hot.