Cheaty McCheat Garlic Free Nachos


Hands up who loves Mexican food?  What if you love spicy garlic-laden food like Mexican but you’re allergic to garlic?  I’ve met about two other people in my entire life who are allergic to garlic, but perhaps you’re conscious of your breath or maybe you’re a vampire?

Don’t worry, as I  have the perfect solution.  Kimba’s Garlic Free Nachos.  They’re a bit Cheaty McCheat too.  You can knock them up in about 10 minutes.  Perfect for a Friday Frivolity Sofa Snuggle Mama Boyo Date Night.  If Boyo forgets that it is Pizza Night as Decreed by the Gods.

Stirfry about 250g of best beef mince with pepper, smoked paprika, tomato paste and a little vegetable oil.  Add salt if you like.  When cooked, I remove Boyo’s portion from the pan, and add a small can of Four Bean Mix and more smoked paprika to my portion.  The whole meat stage takes mere minutes.

Place a good couple of handfuls of stoneground baked-not-fried corn chips in the bottom of a large flat bowl and sprinkle grated cheddar cheese over the top.  We like Mainland in this house.  For the corn chips, I get mine from Norton Street Grocers but I would suggest basically anything not covered in oily powder that resembles Shane Warne’s tan.  Cheaty McCheat by zapping the bowls in the microwave for about 30 seconds to get yummy cheese-covered corn chips.



Chop lettuce (baby cos hearts get our vote), avocado and tomatoes.  Open a Cheaty McCheat can of Sweetcorn so there are some vegetables involved in the meal for the more fussy family members. Locate the rest of the options, such as chilli sauce, grated cheese, jalopenos, sour cream et al.  Layer the meat mixture over the top of the cheesy corn chips and then add whatever toppings you are not too fussy to eat.  Boyo selects sweetcorn, grated cheese and sour cream.  I have the lot, with all the lettuce after Boyo faux-gags just looking at it.

There you have it, the perfect Sofa Snuggle Treaty McTreat meal that’s not actually all that bad for you.


  • Lisa Mckenzie - 28 June 2013 - 2.03 pm

    Great idea I don’t like nachos but everyone else does so I might make this for them,and I will have frittata or something Thanks Kim-Marie.ReplyCancel

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