Loaded Beef Nachos


An absolute winner for anyone who loves loaded nachos! Easy peasy recipe with just 5 minutes prep time and 25 minutes cooking time. Serves 4.

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped

2 large garlic cloves, crushed

1 red pepper, cut in half, deseeded and chopped

1 red chilli, cut in half, deseeded and finely chopped

300g of our Northern Ireland Farm Quality Assured lean steak mince

200ml beef stock

1 tablespoon tomato puree

2 teaspoons cayenne pepper

Salt and pepper

To serve

200g bag tortilla chips

150g grated mozzarella

1 avocado, cut in half, stone removed and cut into dice

2 jalapeno peppers, roughly chopped

A handful of chopped fresh parsley

The juice of a lime

Directions:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large non stick frying pan and gently fry the chopped onion for a few minutes until it begins to soften and stir continuously with a wooden spoon. Add the crushed garlic, chopped red pepper and chilli to the pan and continue to fry for a minute before adding the steak mince.
  2. Break the meat up with the spoon as it cooks until golden brown. Stir in the beef stock, tomato puree, cayenne and a little salt and pepper and bring to a boil, then reduce the temperature to a low setting and simmer for 10 minutes until the sauce has thickened.
  3. To serve - Arrange tortilla chips onto an oven proof serving dish and top with the meat sauce, then sprinkle with grated cheese. Place into a hot oven for 10 minutes to allow the chips to soften and the cheese to melt.
  4. Sprinkle with chopped avocado, jalapeños, chopped parsley and a squeeze of lime before serving.