Loaded Beef Nachos

Sorry i’m a bit late with all my posts – it’s been a busy week!! My in-laws are here for another week and there just doesn’t seem to be any time to sit down and write these up!…so thank you for bearing with me!

I’m got a bit of time today so am going to bosh out this one now! This is what we had on Friday. Nachos – perfect Friday night fodder!! Easy to do, tasty and load the mince up with lots of fresh coriander, red onion, sour cream and avocado and it’s a meal packed full of flavour!

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I use tortilla wraps to make my nachos, a lot healthier and the kids don’t really seem to mind! Result! So what is usually considered to be a slightly unhealthy meal actually turns out to be pretty healthy!…i’ve also done my usual trick of adding some additional veggies in to the mince so again a slightly healthier version than if you were eating nachos out!

So here’s what you need to do:

Start by frying off your onion in a large pan with a little oil. Fry for a few minutes over a medium heat until the onion starts to soften. Next add your mince and your garlic and brown.


Next in go your spices: paprika, cumin, ground coriander,cajun spice, mild chilli powder


Then you need to add 1 tsbp tomato puree, 1 beef stock cube, fresh coriander and grated courgette, kidney beans and season.


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Meanwhile make your nachos by simply cutting a tortilla wrap into triangles, placing onto a baking tray and then popping in the oven for around 5-10 minutes or until they have crisped up.

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Once these are ready, lay them onto a large platter. Top with the mince and then top with grated cheese. Be generous with the cheese! Then pop this under the grill to melt the cheese…

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and then finally top with finely diced red onion, chunks of avocado, squeeze of lime, sour cream, fresh coriander and some chopped cherry tomatoes. I would have made a delicious guacamole but the kids don’t really go for guacamole or avocado in general. In fact my hubby isn’t a massive fan either so i ditched the guac and just went for chunks of avocado…which i ate and the kids picked off!!!!

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This is such a winner meal though and in my eyes it’s all about tucking in all together and enjoying some family time!

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So here’s what you need:

  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 onion – finely diced
  • 1 stock cube
  • 2 cloves garlic – crushed
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp cajun spice
  • Fresh coriander
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • Grated cheese
  • Tortilla wraps 
    • To garnish
  • Sour cream
  • Avocado
  • Fresh coriander
  • Red onion
  • Cherry tomatoes – chopped


What you need to do:

  • Preheat the oven to 180C
  • Start by frying off your onion in a large pan using a little oil.
  • Fry over a medium heat until the onion has softened slightly
  • Next add your garlic and then your mince and brown.
  • Once browned add your spices: paprika, cumin, cajun, coriander and add a handful of chopped fresh coriander too and then season well
  • Now add 1 beef stock cube, 1 tbsp tomato puree and allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes. 
  • Finally add your kidney beans and cook for a further 5 mins.
  • Meanwhile cut your tortilla wraps into triangles and place onto a baking tray and pop into the oven for 5-10 mins or until the tortialla wraps are crispy.. 
  • Now turn on your grill.
  • Line the tortialla wraps onto a large plate, add your beef on top and then top with a generous helping of cheese.
  • Place this under the grill to melt the cheese
  • Now it’s time to add all the add-ons – fresh coriander, red onion, dollop of sour cream, some chopped avocado and chopped tomatoes…and then tuck in!!


Hope you like it!!! xx

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