Spicy mushroom nachos

2 servings Prep: 15 mins, Cooking: 50 mins
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By Food24 November 26 2015
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Ingredients (21)

2 tsp vegetable oil
1/2 onion — chopped
1 tsp garlic — cloves, crushed
1 bay leaves
3/4 tsp chillies — powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cumin
200 g beef mince
200 g mushrooms — chopped
1x 400 g tinned tomatoes
1 cup stock — beef
salt
freshly ground black pepper
TO ASSEMBLE:
200 g corn chips
90 g cheddar cheese — grated
sour cream — to serve
guacamole — to serve
SALSA:
2 tomatoes — chopped
1/4 onion — white, finely chopped
1 tsp lemon juice — or fresh lime juice
fresh coriander — chopped
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Method:

Heat the vegetable oil in a large saucepan. Sauté the onion and garlic for a few minutes. Add the bay leaf, chilli powder, paprika and cumin and cook for a further minute.

Add the beef mince and brown. Add the mushrooms, tomatoes and beef stock. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer for 25-30 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Remove the bay leaf and check the seasoning.

Preheat your oven to 180°C. Arrange half the nacho chips in a single layer on one large ovenproof platter or two dinner plates. Spoon half of the mushroom mixture over the nachos. Sprinkle half of the cheese over the top.

Arrange the remaining nachos in a layer on top of the cheese. Spoon the rest of the mushroom mixture on top, and sprinkle with the leftover cheese. Pop the nachos in the oven for 10-12 minutes until the cheese has melted and is starting to bubble.

To prepare the salsa: combine the tomato, onion, lime juice and coriander in a bowl. Set aside.

Take the nachos out of the oven and take straight to the table. Serve with a generous dollop of sour cream, guacamole and plenty of salsa.

Recipe reprinted with permission of Cupcakes & Couscous. To see more recipes, please click here.

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