Simple nutrition for families

Healthy mince nachos with tortilla “chips”

This recipe is our “go to” Nacho recipe. The beans and lentils help to bulk out the mince – sometimes leaving leftovers for lunch the next day.  A good quality premium mince can be a bit more expensive but I think its worth it for the taste. Dont forget , you could also use chicken mince or lamb mince in this dish.

You could leave out the lentils, or use any type of canned beans for this recipe- Just rinse and drain them before adding. Last night I made this dish again but it had mushrooms (finely diced) in it.

I saved what Ezra didn’t eat and will mix with some pasta and cheese for his dinner tonight – EASY


Healthy Mince Nacho's with tortilla chips

October 16, 2017
: 4
: Easy


  • 1 onion, diced
  • 600-700 g mince
  • 2 cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1 can chilli beans
  • 1/2 cup lentils (cooked and drained or canned if preferred)
  • 1/2 bag baby spinach
  • and any leftover vege you would like to use (I used broccoli)
  • For adult or older child version to get more Mexican flavour add
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • sprinkle of chilli powder or flakes (to your liking)
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • OR Half packet of any Mexican Spice mix from supermarket
  • 1 avocado, mashed
  • 4-6 tortillas, cut into triangles and grilled to make crispy
  • 1/2- 3/4 cup grated cheese
  • 1 small pot sour cream
  • Step 1 1. Gently fry the onion until clear
  • Step 2 2. Add mince and cook until browned
  • Step 3 3. Add tomatoes, chilli beans and lentils, mix well and simmer for 5 minutes
  • Step 4 4. Add baby spinach and any other vegetables and cook until spinach is well wilted
  • Step 5 5. At this point in the recipe remove young children’s portions and then go on to add the spices above, or 1/2 packet of any store purchased spice mix of your choice.
  • Step 6 6. Serve in a bowl with tortilla “chips” , mashed avocado, cheese and sour cream.

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