Shane cooks

Irish Nachos

Preparation time:
20 minutes
Cooking time:
35 minutes
4 serves

Loaded crispy sliced potato, spicy beef ragu & sour cream.

  • Ingredients

    • 2 tbsp Oil
    • 1/2 Large onion, diced
    • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 Fresh chilli, chopped
    • 1 Red pepper, diced
    • 1 Yellow pepper, diced
    • 600g Minced beef
    • 2 tbsp Tomato puree
    • 1 tin Chopped tomatoes
    • 1 tsp Chilli powder
    • 1 tsp paprika
    • 1 1/2 tsp Harissa spice
    • 1/4 tsp Cumin powder
    • 200ml Beef stock
    • Salt & pepper
    • 6 small Potatoes
    • Vegetable oil for frying
    • 200ml Sour cream
    • 100g Grated cheese
    • Fresh or jarred Jalapenos
    • Chopped coriander
  • Method

    • Start by making the beef ragu, into a large frying pan, add the oil and over a medium/low heat cook the diced onion, garlic & chilli for about 5 minutes until soft and fragrant.
    • To this add the peppers and cook until soft.
    • Add the minced beef and cook for a further 5 minutes until the beef is broken up.
    • At this point, add the tomato puree, spices and tinned tomato and mix well.
    • Pour over the beef stock and turn down the heat and cook over a gentle heat for 20-25minutes until the beef is cooked and the sauce has reduced.
    • Taste and adjust the seasoning to suit you.
    • While the beef ragu is cooking, turn on your deep fryer and set it at 180C for the potato crisps.
    • Pop the slicer attachment onto your Kenwood mixer and carefully push through the potatoes one by one.
    • Don't be tempted to slice all the potatoes at the one time as I find they will discolour while waiting to be fried so I like to slice two potatoes, cook them, slice two more etc and continue to do so until you've cooked them all.
    • Place the potato slices in the hot oil and cook until golden brown and crispy.
    • Remove and put on some kitchen paper to soak up the excess oil. Season and set aside.
    • To serve, place the hot spicy beef ragu into a serving dish and top with the crispy potatoes and serve with grated cheese, jalapenos, coriander and plenty of sour cream. Enjoy!

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