Leftover chilli con carne nachos recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 10mins to prepare and 15mins to cook
  • 620 calories / serving
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A quick and easy version of the classic Mexican-style dish – crispy tortilla chips topped with chilli con carne, salsa and cheese. This recipe is a time-saving leftover recipe idea from our marinated barbecue beef dish. If you'd like to make it from scratch you'll need 200g (7oz) of beef fillet.

The leftover meat needs to be thoroughly reheated until piping hot and should never be re-heated more than once.

Place the beef in a food processor and blitz until finely chopped.

Heat the oil in a medium pan and add the onion, frying for 5-7 minutes until softened. Add the garlic, chilli and cumin and cook for a minute. Add the beef, tomatoes and kidney beans and stir until heated right through.

Preheat the grill to high. Spread the tortilla chips out in a large ovenproof dish. Spread the chilli con carne over the top, then the salsa, jalapeños (if using) and finally the Cheddar. Place under the grill for 5-7 minutes until the cheese has melted and the top is golden.

Either spread the guacamole on top or serve in a bowl on the side. Serve immediately.

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  • Ingredients

  • 200g (7oz) leftover marinated barbecue beef, roughly chopped (discard any very blackened bits)
  • 1tbsp oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 small clove garlic, finely grated
  • 1 red chilli, diced
  • 2tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 x 400g tin kidney beans, drained
  • 200g (7oz) lightly salted tortilla chips
  • 200g (7oz) salsa
  • 10 jalapeño pepper slices, in brine, drained (optional)
  • 100g (3 1/2oz) medium Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 175g (6oz) guacamole
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  • Energy 2592kj 620kcal 31%
  • Fat 33g 47%
  • Saturates 10g 55%
  • Sugars 11g 12%
  • Salt 2.5g 42%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 50.8g Protein 33g Fibre 12.6g

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