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WTF Nachos

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WTF Nachos

NB. This is a dinner that is going to make Jennee’s cousin Sarah hangry*. Very hangry.

This is not just a recipe for nachos no, no, no, my friends. This is a recipe for what I have decided to call “WTF nachos”… or possibly “Off the hook nachos”… nah, I think I’ll stick with the WTF nacho idea. It has a kind of slightly confronting “in your face” factor, and I think the street smart acronym is really going to help it take off with the kids of today. They will collectively love me like I was their new mother… A kind of freaky scenario agreed, but don’t be too concerned, I won’t try and breast feed a single one of the little bastards.

“Why have you given them this moniker though Grazza?” I hear you ask.

The name came straight from my smart brain and the nachos were inspired by some kind of Mexican cheese fondue type thing I saw on another blog on the interweb super highway. That recipe had shitloads** of cheese, fried chorizo and no beans, and upon sighting it with my eyes I decided I must have it. But just chorizo and cheese? As much as I would’ve liked that to be my dinner it certainly wasn’t going to fly with the Children’s Healthy Eating Authority (CHEA). CHEA decreed that, as a parent cooking for his children, I needed something a little more nutritious in this dish. Yes I am still a parent, as much as I feel like I’m one of the kids a lot of the time… most of the time… OK, pretty much all of the time. So anyway, my childish mind and all that comes with it aside, I decided I would cleverly disguise the Mexi fondue by putting a layer of nacho beans underneath it, and we even had a few carrot and cucumber sticks on the side.

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Nothing wrong with this picture either

Nacho beans (Childrens Healthy Eating Authority approved)
1 brown onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon dried chilli flakes
2 400g tins red kidney beans, drained
1 400g tin diced tomato
• Sweat off the onions in a little oil
• Once they start to colour add the garlic and dried spices. Cook out for another minute or two
• Add the tomatoes and beans and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes, adding a little water if they start to stick
• Blitz beans with a hand wizz to a semi smooth but still a little chunky type consistency
• Season with salt and pepper to taste

Cheesey goodness
1 cup grated mozzarella
1 cup grated cheddar
½ cup ricotta

Chorizoy love
4 chorizo sausages, diced or blitzed to a mince type consistency
• Fry this off in a little oil until crispy and the chorizo has released it’s lush red liquid gold

Corn chips
1 bag of your favourites

To get it all together
• Put the beans into the bottom of a pan that can go under your griller or into the oven. Cover the beans with the cheese and grill/bake on high for five or so minutes, until it is bubbling and golden
• Spoon the chorizo and all of it’s tasty oil (not CHEA approved, but do it anyway) into the center of the cheese
• Serve with corn chips, tomato salsa and whatever healthy shit you feel is necessary, on the side
• Thank me later

*hangry; hungry angry. A term used when seeing pics of food makes you hungry and also angry they you don’t have it (as explained by Sarah Cootes). I thought it could also work well to describe being hungry with a hangover… or being angry because you’re not very well hung (this one would possibly only apply to males… hopefully)

**an actual unit of measurement

21 comments on “WTF Nachos

  1. EatDrink&DIY says:

    Holy frig I am so making this!!!!!!
    Also – word to the wise – the Red Rock Deli sea salt corn chips are the best things ever invented. Fact.

    1. Cheers. I’ll put them on my shopping list. Smiley face.

  2. Matt says:

    YES! This looks amazing, and will go perfectly with a beer! Nice work.

    1. Or several beers! Cheers.

  3. You know how people share nachos?
    Yeah well, I wouldn’t be sharing this…all in my belly 🙂

    1. Yeah, it’s a very hoggable type thing. Small children and the elderly need to watch for the elbow!
      Did I mention it goes great guns with at least several beers…

      1. I have the whole weekend to myself – perfect for on the couch eating, with a beer and a kick ass action flick me thinks – I will let you know how it goes 🙂

      2. Hell yeah… I’m almost considering making the trip down just to do it all over again! It would be damn well worth it!

      3. So, I made a version of this tonight…I used minced pork instead of the chorizo and added avocado and sour cream and loads of coriander – you are a champ – it was awesome!
        Have a great weekend 🙂

      4. Damn homie, nice work! Sounds delish!
        You have a good one too.

  4. foodisthebestshitever 🙂

  5. Gabriella says:

    It’s just the fact you’ve got three types of cheese going on here. This is like all kinds of awesome. WANT.

    1. Why thank you my friend. Probably didn’t need three cheeses but like you say; that’s all types of awesome!! NEED!!

  6. Dana Fashina says:

    I wish I could east cheese…

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  8. Look great these nachos! I would go with some ciders. Strange your page is not showing up in my wordpress reader anymore and it clearly said I followed you. 😦

    1. Hmmm. I’m still here… 🙂

  9. cheergerm says:

    I am often hangry, (hungry/angry). Maybe blogging isn’t that best hobby for those of us who suffer from this malady. (I have been know to be hungover and hungry but having children means this doesn’t happen often these days…) Looks great, we are big fans of the Mexican style bean dish in our house. 🙂

    1. Agreed. This food blogging business certainly isn’t great for those who are easily tempted.

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