Chilli Beef Nachos

These Chilli Beef Nachos are a perfect zingy and fresh sharing platter.  

Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 10 small corn tortillas about 20 cm in diameter
  • 1 lime
  • olive oil

Spicy Beef

  • 1 tbsp hot chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp of paprika
  • 1 tbsp of onion salt
  • 1 tbsp of garlic granules
  • 1 tbsp of mixed herbs
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 500 g minced beef

Jalapeno Sour Cream

  • 2 tablespoons of green jalapeños
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 300 ml sour cream
  • salt and pepper


  • 3 ripe plum tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1/2 red chilli finely sliced
  • 1/2 red onion finely sliced
  • juice 1/2 lime
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander finely chopped
  • caster sugar
  • salt
  • pepper


  • 2 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 juice of a lemon
  • 1/2 red chilli
  • salt & pepper

To serve

  • 250 g of grated strong cheddar


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180º.
  2. To make the tortilla chips, cut the lime in half and rub both sides of each tortilla with the cut side of the lime. Cut the tortillas into quarters. Heat a small glug of oil in a large pan over a medium high heat.  In batches, fry the tortillas on both sides for a couple of minutes until brown.  Between batches, add a little more oil if needed.  Leave to one side

  3. In a bowl, mix together the herbs and spices for the meat. Put the beef on to a baking tray lined with foil and separate the strands with your fingers. Tip over the spice mix and use your hands to work the spices through so that the minced beef is thoroughly coated. Pop in the oven for 20mins, stirring occasionally. Put one one side when cooked. 

  4. Now for the jalapeño sour cream. In a blender, put the jalepenos, avocado and a pinch of salt and pepper and blitz for 15 seconds. Add in the sour cream and blend until everything is mixed. Pop in the fridge until needed.
  5. For the salsa, pop in the tomatoes, chilli, onion, lime juice and coriander. Add a pinch of salt, pepper and caster sugar and mix well. Taste, and season more if needed. Place to one side until needed.
  6. Put all of the guacamole ingredients into a bowl and lightly mash

  7. Pre-heat the oven to 100ºc

  8. To serve, arrange the tortillas on a large serving plate.  Throw over a handful of grated cheese, then half the meat, half the cheese, half the meat and half the cheese.  Place in the oven for 5-10minutes until the cheese has melted.

  9. Top with the guacamole and salsa and drizzle over the jalapeno cream.