Monday, November 29, 2004

My secret Nachos recipe

Originally uploaded by incitatus.
This is a favourite of the kids, and it's fairly easy and forgivable. Someone asked me about this recipe, so here it is:

1 x can red kidney beans
1/2 x can peeled tomatoes
1 x small onion chopped
1 x teaspoon minced garlic
1 x large bag corn chips
Grated cheese
Paprika, Mexican Chilli powder
Sour cream & guacamole

Heat about tablespoon of oil in a deep frypan. Chop onion, mince garlic, into frypan. Once the onion has gone soft, and before it gets too brown, throw in the can of beans and the tomatoes. Chop the tomatoes roughly in the pan. Sprinkle over maybe one teaspoon of paprika and one of chilli powder. Heat on medium heat, stirring so it doesn't stick. It'll reduce a fair bit, but it should take about 10-15 minutes to become a gluggy mess. Taste the liquid and if the chilli is just too hot, then add some sugar to calm it down.

It shouldn't be too dry or too wet at the end

Spread corn chips on a plate, into a moderate-to-hot oven for about 5 minutes, chips should be slightly crispier. Take the chips out, pour the beans mixture over the chips, sprinkle the grated cheese over the top, back into the over. Couple of minutes to melt the cheese, then top the nachos with sour cream and guacamole.

Not too much sour cream if a late evening meal as it causes little girls to have nightmares.

Everyone should get their own plate and a fork and every person for themselves.

If you like it hotter, you can put the chilli powder in with the onions. It makes a huge difference.

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