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.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
22 min
Total Time
32 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
22 min
Total Time
32 min
Ingredients
  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
Instructions
  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.
Notes
  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
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.

9 Comments

  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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