Good nachos have a combination of several factors that make them delicious! The chips should be sturdy to hold the topping but not too hard. I also like my chips to be salty to enhance the flavor. The cheese should melt easily and don't be shy, add lots! Toppings can be mince, chicken, or beans. Other toppings are salsa, jalapenos, olives, sour cream, and guacamole. Layering, don't just add everything on top of the chips, layer so you have topping on each chip.
Here is my recipe for Beef Nacho's
1 tbsp Olive oil
1 Onion, finely chopped
1 tsp Crushed garlic
500g Beef mince
2 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Cayenne pepper
2 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Onion powder
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Black pepper
2 tbsp Tomato paste
300g can Black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup Water
1/2 cup Coriander leaves, chopped
2 Tomatoes, finely diced
1/2 Red onion, finely diced
1 Ripe avocado
2 tbsp Lime juice
1/4 Red onion, finely diced
Preheat your oven to 200°C.
In a large frying pan, add the oil and heat to medium-high.
Cook the onion till soft, add the garlic, and cook for another minute or two.
Add the mince and cook till browned.
Add all the spices, salt, pepper, and tomato paste and cook until fragrant.
Add the black beans and water, turn the heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes. Taste and season if needed, stir through the coriander, and take off the heat.
To make your salsa, combine the tomato and onion and season well with salt and pepper and a squeeze of lime juice.
To make your guacamole, mash your avocado with a fork, add the lime juice and red onion, and season well with salt and pepper.
If you are making a family meal, arrange your corn chips in a large baking dish, top with half the salsa, then top with your mince mixture, then the cheese, bake for 10-15 minutes till the cheese is melted.
Serve with salsa, guacamole, and sour cream.