300g/ 1 x 130z pack of lightly salted tortilla chips
175g/ 2 cups of grated mature cheddar cheese
1 x400g/15 oz can of refried beans
1smallred onion thinly sliced
1mediumred bell pepper (capsicum)seeds and pith removed then sliced
1mediumyellow bell pepper (capsicum)seeds and pith removed then sliced
2cloves of garlicminced
½tsp cumin seeds
½teaspoondried coriander leaf
¼teaspoonfreshly cracked black pepper
Extra Toppings For Serving
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C / 390 FLine a large baking tray with parchment paper.
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a pan. Add the sliced red onion and cook for about 5 minutes.Add the peppers then cook for a few minutes. Now add the garlic, spices and dried herbs. Stir well and cook for a minute or two. Add a splash of water to the pan and then season with salt and pepper.Leave to cool slightly.
Spread half the tortilla chips evenly on the baking tray.Spread one-third of the grated cheese over the tortillas, now evenly spread the pepper and onion mixture over the cheese.Now, scoop the refried beans into a bowl, stir in a little water to loosen it up then spread it out over the cheese. Sprinkle another third of the cheese over the beans.I finish this off with a final layer of tortilla chips but that up to you.
Place the nachos in the oven and bake until the cheese is melted about 10 to 15 minutes.
Serve immediately with all your favourite toppings.
Tortilla chips - Use good quality tortilla chips, the stronger the chip the more you can scoop up!
Cheese - I use a good quality mature (sharp) cheddar cheese to make these nachos, you can use a low-fat cheddar if you prefer. If you are in the US I would use a mix of sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack just for the melting power of these cheese.
Pre-heat the oven - Don't forget to preheat the oven! A hot oven will melt the cheese faster and then you won't be waiting around for these!
Nutritional Information - is approximate and is calculated using an online nutrition tool. It is based on one serving of six and does not include any extras.
For US readers - I use Cuisipro measuring cups and spoons, and a Pyrex measuring jug for liquids. These are the industry standard. Cup/spoon volumes can differ from brand to brand, for accuracy. For best results, I recommend weighing all ingredients if possible.