Saturday, 8 December 2007

Beef Nachos

Aaah! Beef Nachos. One of my favourite appetizers to make. I just love the taste medley of corn chips, beef, capsicum and tomatoes all covered in cheese. Most restaurants serve their Nacho's individually meaning each corn chip is covered with meat and cheese while the tomatoes and in some cases avocado and sour cream are provided as condiments.

I prefer to throw mine all together and then scoop them out with a spoon and dump it on a plate. Then use your fingers to enjoy the goodness while licking your lips (and fingers!) after each mouthful.

My nachos are fairly easy to make and this is the recipe:
1 onion
3 cloves garlic
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
350g Minced Beef
1 large packet corn chips (In Malaysia, I use Chacho's Cheese flavoured)
250g block of Cheddar Cheese
1 green capsicum - diced
2 -3 tomatoes - diced
Black Pepper

Chop Onions and garlic. Heat oil and fry Oregano and Basil. Add in onions and garlic and fry well. Add in beef and cook till well browned
Layer baking pan with corn chips. Cover with a layer of shredded cheese
Cover with beef then with tomatoes and capsicum followed by cheese.
Repeat and Finish off with layer of shredded cheese
Bake in a 190 oven for 20 minutes of till cheese is melted

Very easy and the Lovely Wife together with kids just adore this! You can substitute the beef for chicken or even lamb. Experiment with different flavoured corn chips if you like or add some mozzarella cheese for more gooey goodness!


Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Who doesn't love nachos? I used to make these when my kids were young, and they thought it was so exotic!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

They do sound delicious Dharm!!!!


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