Nachos Bolognese

NACHOS BOLOGNESE

This Mexican-Italian fusion will have you set for a girl’s night, boy’s night, kid’s party, lazy day or just about any time you want a snack to calm your hunger. The idea to cook the sauce apart and add the toppings to it, rather than piling everything on top of the nachos means no sogginess and you can scoop up which toppings you want.

INGREDIENTS

2 bags of nachos
1 can bolognese sauce (unless you want to make your own)
1 block of mozzarella cheese
1 medium sized tub sour cream
1 tub of guacamole dip (again you could make your own if time permits)
1 onion
2 tomatoes
Olives (if to your taste)

METHOD

First, chop the onion and tomato into small pieces. If, like me, you don’t like raw onion then fry them together in a saucepan with some oil until soft. Grate the cheese and slice the olives.
Preheat the oven, and in a large casserole dish pour in the bolognese sauce and heat up in the oven for 5 minutes. Then add the cheese and again put in the oven until the cheese is melted.
Take out the dish and then it’s time to decorate.

I like to make a union jack kind of design with the onion and tomato in a cross and then the sour cream diagonal lines. Then put some guacamole on top of the sour cream. The olives can then be sprinkled around or kept to the side.

Serve the nachos on a plate beside the sauce mix, and you’re ready to go! Use a nacho to scoop up the bolognese sauce with cheese, onion and tomato, and then the next nacho to get some sauce, cheese, sour cream, guacamole and olives! Maybe you’ll need a spoon when you get to the bottom of the bag of nachos and they’re too small to scoop, or just open another bag.

Be sure to have napkins on hand as things will get a bit messy, with it being more dangerous the further your nacho chip has to travel from the casserole dish to get to your mouth.

This recipe would also be excellent with a chilli con carne sauce instead of bolognese, especially for those who love spicy food and need some extra heat. On that topic, why not add some jalapeños instead of olives?

It’s also something great to do with the kids as they can help with the decoration section and of course they love eating with their hands!. If you’re doing it for a kid’s party, you should make a few so that they’re not fighting over getting the most scoops or pushing others out of the way.

For an adult party as it’s been so easy to prepare the food now you have more time to focus on the drinks, and what I mean by that is cocktails. Whip up some sangria or mojitos, or to keep with the Mexican theme some margaritas.

 

 


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Katie Reaburn
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Katie is keen on cooking and adapting meals to make them easy for the campsite. She loves hosting parties with different themes, food and drinks. She enjoys writing and sharing a variety of her experiences from different cultures. She also is an animal lover having lived with a large amount of different pets.