Pulled Beef Nachos
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Pulled Beef Nachos

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You can't go past pull apart beef, served with nachos, sour cream and coriander. Make sure to pass the lime wedges.
<b>Prep:</b> 35 mins Prep: 35 mins
<b>Cook:</b> 2 hours 30 mins Cook: 2 hours 30 mins
Serves 6 Serves 6
Good source of iron Good source of iron
Low Sodium Low Sodium
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  • 750g Quality Mark beef chuck steak, cut into 5cm pieces
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes in juice
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • good pinch dried red chilli flakes
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 400g can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed 

To serve

  • corn chips
  • sour cream
  • sprigs fresh coriander leaves
  • limes for squeezing


Preheat the oven to 160°C. 


Place a large frying pan over low heat. Add a dash of oil and the onion and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for a further 30 seconds. Transfer to a casserole dish.

Rub the meat with the cumin, allspice and oregano. Increase the heat and add another dash of oil to the pan. Add the beef in batches and brown on both sides, placing in the casserole dish as you go.

Pour the stock, tomatoes, tomato paste, vinegar and add the brown sugar to the pan and bring up to the boil. Add the chilli flakes, cinnamon stick and bay leaf and pour into the casserole dish. Cover with the lid, place in the oven and cook for 2 hours. 

Remove beef from the oven and add the red kidney beans. Return to the oven and continue to cook for a further 30 minutes. 

To serve

Remove and discard the cinnamon stick and bay leaf. Pull pieces of the beef apart using 2 forks. Season.
Serve with corn chips and sour cream and top with sprigs of coriander. Pass the lime wedges.

See tips and tricks for slow cooker recipe.

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Nutrition Information Per Serving

Serving size: 390g
Energy kJ (kcal) 1515 (362)
Protein (g) 34.9
Fat (g) 11.3
Saturated (g) 4.5
Carbohydrate (g) 21.7
Sugars (g) 9.4
Sodium (mg) 450
Iron (mg) 6.4
Zinc (mg) 4.5
Vitamin B12 (ug) 2.1
Vitamin D (ug) NA
Selenium (ug) 4.1
  • Don't let the cooking time put you off; the preparation is quick and easy, then the oven or slow cooker takes care of the rest, producing tender pull-apart beef.
  • Slow cooker - cook on low for 8-9 hours or high for 33/4- 41/2 hours. 45 minutes before the end of cooking time, turn slow cooker to high (if cooking on low) and add the beans.
  • Being high in fibre and protein, this dish will leave you feeling satisfied.

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