Guide To Make Nachos Bolognese Simple

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Craving the rich, meaty goodness of Bolognese but also yearning for the cheesy, textural joy of nachos? Well, fret no more! This recipe combines both worlds into a glorious symphony of flavors and textures – Nachos Bolognese!

This dish is perfect for a fun game night, a satisfying weeknight dinner, or even a unique appetizer to impress your guests. It’s surprisingly easy to make and endlessly customizable to your liking.

Nachos mit Linsen-Bolognese
Nachos mit Linsen-Bolognese

So, gather your ingredients, fire up the stove, and get ready to experience a flavor explosion!

Ingredients:

For the Bolognese:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground beef (or your preferred protein substitute)
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • For the Nachos:

  • 1 large bag tortilla chips (your favorite flavor!)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (or a blend of your choice)
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 1/4 cup sliced jalapenos (optional)
  • Sliced red onion (optional)
  • Sour cream, for serving
  • Guacamole, for serving

  • Optional Additions:

    Chopped cooked bell peppers

  • Refried beans
  • Diced avocado
  • Hot sauce

  • Directions:

    1. Make the Bolognese: In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and cook until softened and translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the minced garlic and cook for another minute, until fragrant.

    2. Increase the heat to medium-high and add the ground beef. Break it up with a spoon as it cooks, browning it on all sides.

    3. Drain any excess grease from the pot. Add the crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, basil, and red pepper flakes (if using). Season generously with salt and pepper.

    4. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then reduce heat to low and cover partially. Let the Bolognese simmer for at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, to allow the flavors to meld. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. While the Bolognese simmers, prepare the rest of your ingredients.

    5. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.

    6. Assemble the Nachos: Spread a layer of tortilla chips on the prepared baking sheet. Top generously with shredded cheddar cheese and Monterey Jack cheese (if using). You can also sprinkle on some chopped fresh cilantro and sliced jalapenos at this point for added flavor and texture.

    7. Bake for 5-7 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

    8. While the cheese melts, ladle the hot Bolognese sauce over the cheesy nachos. Be generous!

    9. Remove the nachos from the oven and top with your favorite toppings. This might include chopped bell peppers, refried beans, diced avocado, hot sauce, sour cream, and guacamole.

    10. Serve immediately and enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts:

    (Please note that these are approximate values and will vary depending on the specific ingredients you use.)

    Serving size: 1 portion

  • Calories: 500 (approx.)
  • Fat: 25g (approx.)
  • Saturated Fat: 15g (approx.)
  • Sodium: 800mg (approx.)
  • Carbohydrates: 50g (approx.)
  • Protein: 20g (approx.)

  • Tips:

    Leftover Bolognese can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or frozen for longer storage.

  • To reheat the nachos, simply place them back in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for a few minutes until warmed through.
  • If you prefer a spicier Bolognese, add a pinch of cayenne pepper or a few extra dashes of red pepper flakes.
  • Don’t be afraid to experiment with different cheeses and toppings to customize your nachos bolognese to your taste.

  • Conclusion: