Failsafe Mexican Nachos with Chokoacamole

Domestic Diva - Failsafe Mexican Nachos with Chokoacamole

This was a fun recipe to create. I was getting into a bad rut of making the same meals over and over, (I am sure you can relate…) one being my Failsafe mince in the Thermomix and serving it with pasta. With life so full and crazy with no mojo or time to create of late, I finally found a full day at home during the holidays and decided I had to grab the opportunity!

It’s hard to even try to replicate mainstream recipes to the Failsafe diet, but I like to try and experiment so that it adds a new excitement (especially for kids) to the ordinary and limited food we eat while going failsafe. I have adapted my failsafe mince recipe slightly, added black and red kidney beans and served it with crispy Mountain bread turned into a ‘corn chip’ variation. My youngest will eat Brussels sprouts till the cows come home, which is why I have used those as the ‘salsa’. When my son asked what I was cooking and I told him Mexican Nachos, his immediate reaction was “where is the guacamole?” Which made me giggle, especially since he has never actually had it before, sad I know… but it gave me an idea… Chokoacamole!!   I know nothing can compare to the real thing… but the males in the house (including my hubby) loved it and licked clean the bowl I served it in clean. I have made this dish a few times now and the family has requested it as a regular on the menu.

Domestic Diva-'Failsafe' Mexican Nachos with Chokoacamole

“Mexican” Mince
* Please note: This recipe was made for the TM5 and it fills the TM5 bowl, if making in the TM31, please reduce some of the veggies and mince quantities to ensure you don’t over fill your bowl.

1 leek
3 cloves garlic
1 teasp dried parsley
1 teasp dried Chives
6 – 8 Brussle Sprouts
50g Vegetable oil
1 choko, diced finely
1 – 2 celery stalks, sliced finely
20g Brown sugar
30g carob powder
2 tablespoons of Vegetable Stock Concentrate
60g water
1 x 400g tin black beans, drained and rinsed
1 x 400g tin red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 kg mince
80g magic sauce

Chop leek into chunks and add to TM bowl with the garlic, herbs and Brussle Sprouts. Chop on speed 7 for 2 sec.
Add oil and sauté for 4 minutes at 100 deg on speed 1.
Add choko, celery, brown sugar, carob powder, stock, water, and both tins of beans. Mix together for 3 sec on speed 3 to combine.
Add mince and magic sauce. Cook for 20 minutes 100 deg on Reverse speed 1. After 2 minutes use the spatula through the lid to help stir the mince.
Stir with the spatula to ensure mince is evenly cooked, if necessary, give a few more minutes to cook. Pour into Thermoserver to keep warm.

150g choko
2 garlic cloves
1 shallot
40g philly cheese
30g sour cream

Chop the choko, garlic and shallot on speed 8 for 10 seconds. Scrape down sides and try to pour out some of the liquid if possible.
Add philly cheese and sour cream, mix on speed 3 for 5 seconds to combine. Set aside in a small bowl.

Mountain Bread Chips
One packet of Mountain Bread
2 tbsp vegetable or rice bran oil
1 teasp dried chives
½ teasp garlic powder

1 Pre heat oven to 180 deg.
Stir oil, chives and garlic powder together in a small bowl. Using a pastry brush, spread evenly over the Mountain Bread. Cut randomly into triangles approx. 8cm in size. Place on flat trays in a single layer. Bake in the oven for 4 – 5 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp.
Store in an air tight container.

Domestic Diva- Mountain Bread Chips

Crispy Brussels Sprouts
8-12 Brussels sprouts (or more if you prefer)
1 tabsp vegetable or rice bran oil

Slice Brussels sprouts thinly. Pour oil into a small frying pan and heat over moderate heat. Add Brussels sprouts and fry stirring occasionally until until cooked and slightly crispy. Set aside and keep warm. (A mini Thermoserver is perfect for this).

To assemble
Mountain Bread Chips
“Mexican” Mince
Crispy Brussels Sprouts
Failsafe BBQ sauce (optional)
Shallots, sliced thinly
Fresh chives, sliced thinly to garnish

This is the fun bit! Place all dishes on the table and allow everyone to build their own. Start with the Mountain bread chips, then the mince, Brussels sprouts, a good dollop of Chokoacamole and sprinkle with shallots and fresh chives.

I am sure you could come up with your own great ideas to add to this dish, I would love to hear them!

Variations: If you can tolerate amines, add grated cheese on top.

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