Beef Nachos with Avocado Salsa
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Beef Nachos with Avocado Salsa

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Who doesn't love nachos? If you cant find the perfect avocados switch them out for a tomato salsa or spicy jalapenos.
<b>Prep:</b> 15 mins Prep: 15 mins
<b>Cook:</b> 35 mins Cook: 35 mins
Serves 4 Serves 4
Excellent source of iron Excellent source of iron
Low Sodium Low Sodium
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  • 500-600g Quality Mark lean beef mince
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons mild smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon chilli powder (optional)
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 400g can red kidney beans, drained
  • 2 cups Campbell’s Real Stock – No Added Salt Beef
  • 1 cup roasted red capsicum, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 3-4 wholemeal wraps


  • 1 large ripe avocado, diced
  • 1 cucumber, deseeded, diced
  • ½ cup fresh coriander, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime

To serve

  • Sour cream
  • Fresh coriander


Preheat the oven to 180°C.


Heat a little oil in a large frying pan over a high heat. Fry the mince in two batches to brown, drain off the fat and set the mince aside in a bowl.

Wipe the pan clean, reduce the heat to medium and add a dash of oil. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring for 5 minutes until soft. Add the drained mince back to the pan along with the spices, tomatoes, beans, stock, capsicum and sugar. Simmer until reduced to a thick sauce (around 20-30 minutes). Taste and season as required.

Brush the wraps lightly with oil, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and place on oven trays. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes or until crisp, turning over once. Break them into big chips.


Combine the ingredients gently in a bowl just before serving and season with salt and pepper.

To serve

Place chips onto plates and top with the mince. Add a spoonful of salsa, a dollop of sour cream and fresh coriander.

  • Suitable Cuts
  • Nutrition
  • Tips & Tricks

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving size: 661g
Energy kJ (kcal) 2815 (672)
Protein (g) 54.0
Fat (g) 21.7
Saturated (g)
Carbohydrate (g) 58.2
Sugars (g)
Sodium (mg) 443
Iron (mg) 10.5
Zinc (mg) 9.4
Vitamin B12 (ug) 4.2
Vitamin D (ug) T
Selenium (ug) 24.2

Everyone loves nachos and this dish provides a power pack of essential nutrients for the family's health and
  • Browning mince in small batches over a high heat will avoid the mince stewing and result in a much richer flavour.
  • For a complete meal add grated carrot and/or courgette or chopped spinach – you’ll just need to reduce the liquid a little longer.
  • You can use tortillas or any other type of flatbread to make the chips, and you can omit the oil and salt before you bake them if you prefer.
  • If you like a little spice, add chopped fresh chillies to the mince mix.
  • Jars of roasted capsicums (or red peppers) are available at your supermarket. If you prefer to make your own, place fresh capsicums under a hot grill until blackened all over. Place in a plastic bag for 10 minutes, then peel off the skin and discard.
  • Boost the dish with antioxidant-rich vegetables by grating carrot or courgette into the mince mixture.

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Comments & Reviews

There are: 7 reviews, with an average rating of 4.9 out of 5
Enjoyed this,it felt healthy and was tasty. Liked using the tortillas instead of corn chips.They were crisp and light. I added a little more chilli and skipped the cheese, still had a tasty fresh meal.
Posted by Barbara Hill 2019-10-12 19:10:34
This was a great version - take the time to simmer down the stock - so much flavour
Added grated cheese and baked until melted - served with avocado salsa and a tomato salsa (out of the jar :0) Yummo -
Posted by V 2018-10-21 08:53:56
hi just new this site. cant wait to try some recipes. just a quick question what is cumin and is liked by children. that are a little fussy about new tastes
Posted by trina 2018-08-20 19:39:55
Delicious! This is a family favourite 😊
Posted by Karen 2018-05-09 13:54:24
Thanks for the great feedback, we love this recipe too :)
Posted by Beef + Lamb NZ 2017-05-22 10:47:27
Yum , was sceptical but the kids and I give it 6 stars
Posted by Nachoeaters 2017-05-21 18:44:16
Tasty- quick-easy-healthy- flavour mmmm
Posted by Janice 2015-04-09 09:58:35
Best beef nachos ever! Amazing flavour - I love the hint of smoked paprika. The corn chips make a nice healthy change too.
Posted by Megan 2014-11-06 12:49:20




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