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Nacho/Taco Toppings

Posted by Kathie 
Nacho/Taco Toppings
December 30, 2005 03:13AM
Help please; I am looking for some interesting topping ideas for nachos and tacos. Or just an idea on what other people maybe doing... Happy New Year - Kathie-
Re: Nacho/Taco Toppings
December 30, 2005 09:05AM
Last time we had nachos we didn't have any Sour cream, but we did have Cottage cheese. Didn't taste bad at all. very nice in fact.

Re: Nacho/Taco Toppings
December 30, 2005 10:37AM
I usually just do the mince with grated cheese. Except the kids decided they taste nicer without the mince.
Sometimes I'll do a smoked chicken breast with spring onions, and cheese. Thats nice with a bit of tomato relish spread on the chips first.

Re: Tacos, has anybody tried those standup ones?

Re: Nacho/Taco Toppings
December 30, 2005 11:03PM
Well I am probably very boring when it comes to Nachos but my kids LOVE thme and they are 2 and 4.

I brown my mince
then add a can of pasta sauce or you can add what ever sauce you like.
I dont put onions in my nacho mix..only for the kids sake.
I then put the mix on top of my chips, add grated cheese and then add cheese sauce...then put it under the grill until the cheese is melted.

Then i add sour cream....

Very yum, very fattening,but hey, it is the kids fav so i make once a fortnight
Sounds very bland but if yu buy the big bag of Bluebird salsa flavoured chips, you get some flavour out of those and they are not spicy hot either. Plus I find the cheese sauce is flavour too, we use a packlet cheese sauce and we use the tasty one...

I know my friend in Canada doesnt use mince at all, they have olives,salsa,cheese,beans etc....

I have found with the stand up tacos, once you bite into them, the whole thing breaks.

Re: Nacho/Taco Toppings
December 31, 2005 03:47AM
I could imagine that with the stand up tacos as the others broke. Haven't bought Tacos for ages. I've taking to making my own Tortilla's which will do for Lebanese or Mexi or anything really and you can flavour them with garlic or whatever herb you like prior to cooking.
Re: Nacho/Taco Toppings
December 31, 2005 05:28AM
My favourite nachos are satay chicken ones, so yummy i make satay sauce with a maggi packet and just add cooked cubed chicken breast then put on top of corn chips & add abit of grated cheese & sour cream, & enjoy!!!!!
Regards Katrina
Re: Nacho/Taco Toppings
December 31, 2005 07:42AM
Mnemosyne, do you make flour tortillas or have you discovered a source of masa harina? More details please.
Re: Nacho/Taco Toppings
December 31, 2005 07:51AM


Edited to add: there's also here: [] where they also sell tortilla presses

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/31/2005 07:54AM by Christine.
Re: Nacho/Taco Toppings
January 03, 2006 08:50PM
Wow, yummy - thankyou all ever so much. I will have to give them a go this week. Mnemosyne, I have a tortilla stacked away somewhere, I would love a recipe for your tortilla's, if you wouldn't mind... -Kathie-
Re: Nacho/Taco Toppings
January 05, 2006 01:55AM
I top my nachos with melted grated cheese, then sour cream, guacamole, you could also add alittle extra salsa.
Re: Nacho/Taco Toppings
January 05, 2006 04:24AM
Shredded lettuce, grated carrot, guacamole, spiced tomato beef, and sour cream if I have put extra chilli in the beef.
Re: Nacho/Taco Toppings
January 05, 2006 11:05AM
Gosh....what a long thread.
PennyG...........I can't be bothered moving at the moment..........but if you send me a private message to remind me I will send you the very simple recipe I use. Just plain old flour.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/05/2006 11:06AM by Mnemosyne.
Re: Nacho/Taco Toppings
January 05, 2006 08:59PM
Dear Mnemosyne, I haven't figured out how to do private messages on here yet, but I would also love the recipe for your tortilla's please. -Kathie-
Re: Nacho/Taco Toppings
January 07, 2006 02:08AM
As a vegetarian I always use beans for nachos or tacos. My daughters' friends always used to love them too - it's an Alison Holst recipe and very tasty and ecomomical......
Chilli Bean Dip

1 large onion
2 cloves garlic
1 Tbsp oil
1 capsicum
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp oreganum
¼ - ½ tsp chilli powder
1 can baked beans
1 Tbsp tomato paste

Chop and cook onion in oil. Add capsicum, herbs and spices and cook 1-2 minutes. Strain excess sauce from baked beans and reserve liquid. Add beans and tomato paste and heat through. Mash slightly and add reserved sauce to desired consistency.
If you have made it too spicy, or want to make chilli stretch further, can add a tin of creamed corn.

Serve as over corn chips or potato wedges with grated cheese on top, in tacos or burritos, or with cheese in a toasted sandwich
Re: Nacho/Taco Toppings
January 07, 2006 03:59AM
Re my message above about Chilli Bean Dip - I was just talking to my sister (who has also made it for years, and her kids love it too) and sometimes she adds mince to the recipe as well. That would extend the cooking time of course, but would work for those who have blokey husbands who won't eat a meatless meal
Re: Nacho/Taco Toppings
January 08, 2006 08:47PM
Robyn, yummy - my awkward son would even eat this; thankyou ever so much -Kathie-
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