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  • Writer's pictureHiroe Rose


Nachos was the highlight of the week - when I went to school in northern California. I stayed with a family with two small children, and we ate Nachos every Friday. For me, this is one of "nostalgic food" although I don't think Mexican people would approve this recipe. This recipe is from Mrs. Titus who gave me so much inspiration when it comes to "family gathering food" - something we can cook together, and eat together.

This is a great recipe to involve children - yes, adults might have to chop up vegetables beforehand, but "making layers, using surgical glove" is so much fun for everyone! (Especially for kids!)

I add cooked kidney beans to increase protein intake in this recipe. They can be replaced by any other kinds of cooked beans!


Nacho chips

400-500g ground beef

1 onion

1 paprika

1 cup cooked kidney beans

1 packet of Nachos/Taco spice

1/2 cup water

300-400g grated cheese

For serving:

Salsa, guacamole, and sour cream.


1) Spread baking sheet on a deep recutangular baking form.

2) Spread nacho chips over baking sheet.

3) Fry ground beef in a frying pan, add onion and continue frying until ground beef is cooked and onion is tender.

4) Add spice and 1/2 cup water and cook until it gets "thicker."

5) Make layer over nacho chips: meat mixture, kidney beans, paprika, and finish off with grated cheese.

6) Bake in the oven (190C degrees for about 20 minutes or until cheese are melt.)

7) Serve with salsa, guacamole, and sour cream.

For Salsa:

3-4 tomatoes - dice into small pieces

1/2 snack paprika - finely chop

1 spring onion - finely chop

Balsamic vinegar

salt and pepper


Mix everything in a bowl, and keep in fridge until serving

For Guacamole:


3-4 ripen avocado

1 spring onion - finely chopped

ca 2 tbs White wine vinegar or lemon/lime juice - whatever you have. The acid would keep avocado from oxidation (browning.)

salt and pepper


1) Peel avocado, remove stone, and mash them with folk.

2) Mix with white wine vinegar or lemon/lime juice.

3) Add spring onion and salt and pepper (just for the taste.)

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