Veggie Packed Beef Nachos

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This is the recipe for the mince component for nachos. This would work for tacos, Chimichangas or the Tortilla Pie I posted the other day.

This is a budget friendly meal as it only uses 250g of mince and feeds a family of four to eight. You bulk this meal out with lots of veggies and red lentils. If you want a bigger quantity just add more veggies or lentils.


Veggie Packed Beef Nachos
Serves 8
One very popular recipe packed full of goodness.
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
22 min
Total Time
32 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
22 min
Total Time
32 min
  1. 1 onion, peeled and quartered
  2. 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  3. 2 carrots, roughly chopped
  4. 2 capsicums, roughly chopped
  5. 2 small zucchinis, roughly chopped
  6. 10g oil
  7. 3 tablespoons taco seasoning or to taste
  8. 250g mince
  9. 200g tinned tomatoes
  10. 50g dried red lentils
  11. 1/2 tablespoon veggie stock concentrate
  12. 1 tmx measuring cup of water
  1. Place all veggies into bowl and blitz on speed 8 until fine.
  2. Add oil and taco seasoning.
  3. Cook at steaming temp for 2 minutes.
  4. Add broken up mince and red lentils.
  5. Cook at steaming, reverse, speed 2 for 5 minutes.
  6. Add tomatoes, water and stock concentrate.
  7. Cook at steaming temp, reverse, speed 2 for 15 minutes. You may find you need to pop the rice basket on top to prevent splatter.
  8. Ensure lentils are cooked before serving.
  1. Those with a Thermomix will know their steaming temperature as Varoma temperature. Other machines will know it as the steaming or ST temperature.
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By |2014-05-09T23:57:45+00:00January 10th, 2014|Categories: Lunch and Dinner, Lunchbox|Tags: , |9 Comments

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Peta is a mum to three gorgeous and very energetic young boys. She loves everyday food that is achievable for a busy family, and has a passion for involving children in cooking.


  1. Phoebe Foster March 15, 2014 at 9:13 am - Reply

    thank you.. my kids inhaled this!! and I didn’t feel too guilty about giving them treat as there was sooo much goodness packed in there 😉

  2. Rosie July 27, 2014 at 8:03 pm - Reply

    Love this meal!! It’s now become a regular family favourite along with an easy avocado dip, some salsa and sour cream. I make your taco seasoning and have the level of spiciness just right! It easily feeds my family of 9 with left-overs which tasted great served on top of some fettuccine!!

  3. Tania August 20, 2014 at 7:45 am - Reply

    Do you reckon the thermomix could handle doubling the mixture?

    • Peta August 30, 2014 at 5:57 pm - Reply

      No not for this one sorry.

  4. Alicia October 24, 2014 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    Another awesome recipe Peta – thank you!!! I halved the recipe with no problems, and also cooked the mince in the basket so it was lovely and chunky for my (fussy) husband. Thanks for turning a not-so-healthy meal into something we can enjoy regularly.

  5. Becc October 27, 2014 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    This would have to be one of the B E S T nachos recipes I have come across and the salad/veggie dodger boyfriend loved it (hidden veggies and all) A big hit in this house 🙂

    Thanks for all your awesome work Peta! Wonderwoman

  6. Amanda September 19, 2015 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    Looking forward to trying this!! At step 3 what speed is it? Thanks 🙂

  7. Kate March 31, 2016 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    I love nachos, and adding the extra veggie goodness makes me feel better about serving this up. Delish!

  8. Trinity May 20, 2016 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    We love this recipe! so much healthier than just plain beef and spice! This is a regular in my rotation as its so versatile!

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