Little One wanted to share an easy recipe that can be made with when you don’t have lots of time. The kid loves her favourite beef nachos!
Disclosure – This post is written in partnership with Canada Beef. All thoughts and opinions on this blog are honest and my own.
We know how busy work days and school days can be. We sometimes make these beef nachos (with beef from our farm) on nights when we’ve had a busy day on the farm and just want something quick to eat. We serve these nachos with a salad on the side and it is actually filling.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 bag of corn tortilla chips
- 1 jar salsa (store bought or homemade)
- 1 c shredded cheese
- Chives, chopped
- Homemade taco seasoning:
- 1 Tbsp Chili powder
- 1½ tsp cumin
- ½ tsp paprika
- ¼ tsp herb & garlic @epicureofficial
- ¼ tsp Epicure 3 onion
- ¼ tsp chili flakes
- ¼ tsp oregano
- Salt & black pepper
- Oil to brown meat
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Add spices to a little bowl and mix.
- In a pan, add a bit of oil and once heated, add ground beef. Cook through and add spices. Mix until combined. You can add a bit of water if you feel like the mixture needs a bit of liquid.
- Spread tortilla chips on a baking sheets add seasoned ground beef, salsa and cheese. Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove from oven and add chopped chives or green onion and serve.
- We didn’t have any sour cream, cilantro or lime, but they would have gone well with these nachos.
Want to make life even easier? Many parents I talk to say that making dinner is one of their biggest struggles. At least, figuring out what to make is sometimes a challenge. Here’s a parenting hack for you! Canada Beef has a great Big Batch Beef recipe on their website. Make a big batch of beef ahead of time and add it to whatever dish you want to make later (chili, shepherd’s pie, casseroles, spaghetti sauce, tacos, etc). It’s brilliant, and it’s a lifesaver when you’re pressed for time.
All you have to do is cook up your big batch beef, spread the mixture in a single layer on several foil or parchment paper-lined baking trays, freeze just until meat is firm, about 1 hour. Then loosen beef mixture into chunks; scoop meal-sized portions into freezer bags, and freeze for up to 3 months.
This is Little One. She has been my little sous chef ever since she was a toddler. Now that she is 12, she’s been baking and cooking for the family a few times a week.
You might also enjoy:
- Our super easy and delicious Mongolian Beef recipe
- Family favourite Beef Bulgogi recipe
- Manitoulin Shawarma
- Little One’s Chili con Carne recipe
What are some of your family’s go to recipes?
Let us know in the comments below if you try Little One’s Beef Nachos!