Texmex Nachos from the oven

Within our Cisco Champion group we do not only talk about tech, but also share other passions, like cooking. In one of the spaces within Webex Teams, we share pictures and recipes. Last week I created a nachos recipe and Meynoush asked for the recipe, so here goes!


  • 300g minced meat
  • 400g of peeled tomatoes (preferably small pieces)
  • 125g of kidney beans (fresh or from a can)
  • 125g of corn (fresh or from a can)
  • 1 toe of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 2 peppers
  • 1 chilli pepper, if you like it hot
  • 1 Santa Maria seasoning mix for tacos
  • Some cooking cream
  • 250g of tortilla chips
  • Grated Gouda Cheese or Grated / finely chopped cheddar


And here’s the recipe:

First, preheat your oven to 220 degrees celcius or 200 degrees celcius (for hot airoven). Put the Taco season mix with 80ml of water in a bowl and mix it together (I know the mix says 100ml, but I don’t want my sauce to be too moist) to a nice mixture.
Then, finely slice and chop the onion and the two pepers. Finely chop the garlic. Put a skillet on the stove on medium heat with a lug of olive oil. Place the onions in the pan to sweeten them. Once they are sweetened, add the minced meat to the onions and add the small pieces of garlic to grill with them. Once the minced meat starts to fall apart, add the peppers to it and mix it all together. Let it heat up for a few minutes.

Once the peppers have sweetened a bit, add the peeled tomato pieces, the leaked kidney beans, corn and the taco seasoning mixture. Stir together to a mix and put the heat to low to let it simmer. While the sauce is reducing, get an ovendish, butter the bottom.

After the sauce has reduced sufficiently (some 3-5 minutes), get a baking dish and butter the bottom. Then spray some tortilla chips over the bottom, in such a way you’ll have a foundation of tortilla chips. Now take your reduced sauce and poor it (with as little moist as possible) over de foundation of tortlla chips.

Now sprinkle the grated cheese over the dish richly. Stick some tortilla chips vertically in the sauce to create a nice pattern. Put some tortilla chips to the sides, to make the dish complete. 
Now put the baking dish in the oven until the cheese has melted; probably some 5-7 minutes.

Take your dish out of the oven and serve it onto some plates and enjoy!

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