Spicy Loaded Nachos with Homemade Guacamole

Spicy Loaded Nachos with Homemade Guacamole

What a great weekend of weather.  A lovely weekend of open windows and sunshine.  It has also been a weekend of baking and cooking (well… when is it not?!).  My partner has just received the eagerly anticipated Blu Ray he has been waiting for and tonight is set aside to watch it (For those of you who are wondering it’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy).  One of our favourite TV dinners is this one.  Loaded nachos.  If you can they are always best if you can make the chilli the day before so it can rest and develop a fuller spicy flavour.

Spicy Loaded Nachos with Homemade Guacamole

Serves 6-8

Chilli mince

Ingredients

2tbsp olive oil

2 onions chopped

4 garlic cloves

1kg mince (beef/turkey/pork)

250ml red wine

2 tins of chopped tomatoes (400g)

3 tbsp tomato puree

2 red chillies, thinly sliced (or 4 tsp of dried chilli flakes)

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground coriander

1 stick cinnamon (or 3 tsp ground cinnamon)

2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 beef stock cube

2 tins of red kidney beans (400g tins)

1 tin of baken beans

1 lrg bunch of coriander chopped roughly

3 squares of Marmite chocolate

Method:

1. Heat the oil in a large, heavy based pan and fry the onions and garlic gently till softened

2. Increase the heat and add the mince, cooking until browned all over and breaking down any chunks of meat with a wooden spoon

3.Pour in the red wine and boil for 2/3 mins

4. Stir in the tinned tomatoes, tomato puree, fresh chilli/dried flakes, cumin, coriander, cinnamon and worcestershire sauce and crumble in the stock cube.  Also season well with salt and pepper

5. Bring to a simmer and cover with a lid, cook for about 50 minutes-1hour, stirring occaisonally until the sauce has thickened

6. Add the kidney beans and the baked beans and cook for a further 10 minutes without the lid, adding any extra seasoning or spice if required (I normally slug a good bit of tabasco or piri-piri sauce in)

7. Break up the marmite chocolate and stir into the chilli ensuring it has fully melted down and mixed in

Guacamole

Ingredients:

2-3 Avocados

1/2 a white onions, finely chopped

1 salad tomato, de-seeded and chopped

2 tbsp lemon juice

Salt and Pepper

2 tbsp creme fraiche or sour cream

Method:

1. Roughly crush the avocados in a bowl

2. Mix through the chopped onion, tomatoes, lemon juice, salt and pepper

3. Add the creme fraiche or sour cream and mix through

4. The most important part here is to taste it, see if it needs more of anything as it is all personal preference

Other ingredients for Loaded Nachos

2x bags of Lightly Salted Doritos

Sour Cream

Grated cheese

Method:

1. Pre heat oven to 100c

2. Pour nachos into a large heatproof bowl, top with chilli mince and pile a generous helping of grated cheese on top

3. Put this into the oven for 10-15 mins

4. Prepare the other ingredients in to bowls for everyone to choose their own toppings, or pile on to the loaded nachos when they come out the oven

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