Healthy Wachos (Wrap Nachos)

How good is Mexican food? I love the combination of beans, chilli, lime and coriander. Tacos are probably my favourite Mexican cuisine but Nachos are a very close 2nd. Every now and then we will have Nachos made with the traditional corn chips but so we can eat them more often, I have created a much more nutritious version that is just as delicious.

In my house, we call them Wachos – these were a flat favourite during my scarfie days in Dunedin. Back then we would pile chilli mince on top of potato wedges and cover them with plenty of cheese and sour cream. Now I mix it up between wedges and chips made with grainy wraps. I also add waaaay more veggies and probably go a little lighter on the cheese and sour cream šŸ˜‰

Serves 4-5
Less than 30 minutes to cook


450g lean beef mince
1 tsp olive oil
1 onion, finely diced
1 tsp crushed garlic
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chilli flakes (optional – reduce amount if you like it mild)
1 can chilli beans (I use hot)
2 large carrots, grated
2 cups mushrooms, chopped
1 can chopped tomatoes in juice
4 grainy wraps, (I used Farrah’s sprouted grains wraps)
1 chilli, finely sliced (optional)
Handful coriander, roughly chopped (optional)
Lite sour cream and/or grated cheese to serve

Step 1
Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees on fan bake. Place wraps in a pile and cut them like you would a pizza, just smaller triangles.Ā Spread the wraps evenly on a baking tray and place in the oven for 5-10 minutes until golden, turning once. They should be crispy so they can hold the mince.

Step 2
Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frying pan and fry the onion, garlic, paprika and cumin until the onion is soft. Add the mince and fry for 3-4 minutes until browned. Add the beans, carrot, tomatoes, mushrooms and heat through. Once bubbling, turn heat down and simmer for about 5 minutes.

Step 3
Spread wachos (wraps) around the edge of your plate and place a good serve of mince in the middle. Top with coriander, chilli and sour cream.

I really love corn kernals added to my mince – just add 1/2 frozen while cooking
Grated courgette or chopped spinach also work really well and bump up the veggie content
Perfect served with homemade guacamole


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