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Beef Nachos

Beef Nachos

This is a great last-minute dinner when you have only a few minutes and have run out of energy and inspiration. As long as you have a bag of corn chips and a tin of kidney beans in the cupboard, you’re away!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword dinner
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Robert Glensor


  • 500 g minced beef
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 400g tin kidney beans well washed and drained
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • 3 tsp nacho spice mix
  • 1/2 cup Tomato sauce

Nacho Spice Mix:

  • 4 Tbsp cumin
  • 2 Tbsp coriander
  • 1 Tbsp mixed spice


  1. Place all Nacho spice mix ingredients in a small lidded jar and shake thoroughly. Keep this as a stock mixture and use as required in the following recipe.

  2. Fry the mince, onion and garlic in a little oil in a large frypan, until the mince is browned and all the water has evaporated

  3.  Add the salt, pepper and nacho spice mix and stir well over medium heat for about a minute Turn the heat to low and add the drained beans.

  4.  Stir gently for 2 to 3 minutes to heat through. Add tomato sauce as desired to moisten the mix and add flavour.

Recipe Notes

Serve with plain corn chips and a salad topped with guacamole or sour cream and grated cheese.