Irish Nachos - Loaded sliced potato, beef ragu & sour cream
- Recipe by Shane Smith -
A WORD FROM THE CHEF
This St Patrick’s Day, why not try a recipe that gives a twist on the good old Irish spud. It’s a real party pleaser too! It takes around 20 minutes to prepare and 35 minutes to cook.
1/2 large onion, diced
Two garlic cloves, minced
One fresh chilli, chopped
One red pepper, diced
One yellow pepper, diced
600g minced beef
2tbsp tomato puree
A tin chopped tomatoes
1tsp chilli powder
1 1/2 tsp harissa spice
1/4 tsp cumin powder
200ml beef stock
Salt & pepper
Six small potatoes
Vegetable oil for frying
200ml sour cream
100g grated cheese
Fresh or jarred Jalapeños
Start by making the beef ragu, into a large frying pan, add the oil and over a medium/low heat cook the diced onion, garlic & chilli for about five minutes until soft and fragrant.
To this add the peppers and cook until soft.
Add the minced beef and cook for a further five minutes until the beef is broken up.
At this point, add the tomato puree, spices and tinned tomato and mix well.
Pour over the beef stock and turn down the heat and cook over a gentle heat for 20-25 minutes until the beef is cooked and the sauce has reduced.
Taste and adjust the seasoning to suit you.
While the beef ragu is cooking, turn on your deep fryer and set it at 180C for the potato crisps.
Pop the slicer attachment onto your Kenwood mixer and carefully push through the potatoes one by one.
Place the potato slices in the hot oil and cook until golden brown and crispy.
Remove and put on some kitchen paper to soak up the excess oil. Season and set aside.
To serve, place the hot spicy beef ragu into a serving dish and top with the crispy potatoes and serve with grated cheese, jalapenos, coriander and plenty of sour cream. Enjoy.
Don’t be tempted to slice all the potatoes at the one time as I find they will discolour while waiting to be fried so I like to slice two potatoes, cook them, slice two more etc and continue to do so until you’ve cooked them all.
ABOUT THE CHEF
Shane Smith from Lavey can be seen on Today with Maura and Daithí on RTE One. You can email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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