Spicy beef tray bake nachos


I’m always up for Mexican food, especially when nachos are on the menu! This deliciously spicy recipe is a crowd pleaser and screams weekend food (although frankly the days are all merging into one at the moment, what day is it again?). Packed with fresh ingredients and plenty of flavour these crunchy tray bake nachos topped with spicy beef and melted cheese are super tasty. Don’t forget the guacamole and sour cream and you’re all set for a fantastic dinner.



I also love the fresh and chunky salsa in this dish. This recipe will serve two generously or a small group of amigos as a side dish. Enjoy!




  • Servings: 2 large servings
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For the salsa:

  • 2 tomatoes (about 250g), diced
  • 1 spring onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ green pepper, diced
  • 5ml (1 tsp) cumin
  • pinch of salt
  • 2.5ml (½ tsp) garlic paste
  • juice of ½ a lime

For the beef:

  • 10ml (2 tsp) olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 5ml (1 tsp) garlic
  • 10ml (2 tsp) cumin
  • 7.5ml (1½ tsp) paprika
  • 250g beef mince
  • 60ml (¼ cup) water
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) tomato paste
  • salt and pepper

To assemble and serve:

  • 150g corn chips
  • 250ml (1 cup) grated cheddar cheese
  • sour cream, to serve
  • guacamole, to serve

1.) Place all of the salsa ingredients in a bowl and mix together. Set aside while you prepare the beef.

2.) To make the beef heat the olive oil in a saucepan over a medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, cumin and paprika and cook for 2 minutes. Add the beef mince, water and tomato paste. Season well with salt and pepper, lower the heat and simmer gently until the liquid has evaporated and the mince has cooked through. Set aside to cool slightly.

3.) Preheat the oven to 180ºC and lightly grease a baking tray. Layer the corn chips, mince and cheddar cheese on the tray. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the cheese has melted. Serve immediately topped with salsa, sour cream and guacamole.


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