I love a good chilli and it can’t be beaten when you have some lovely big nachos to scoop with!
I’ve recently started making a cheats version of home made nachos, simply cut up some tortilla wraps, drizzle in oil (I use chilli oil) and bake for 5minutes on 180 fan. (Be careful as they can quickly burn)
They are totally tasty with a great crunchy texture.
This has been my dinner for the last two nights, it has very honestly been the result of a cupboard raid based on my lack of shopping!
It’s a typical chili dip with homemade tortillas but I lacked mince
and so opted for Tuna. Why not right?
Why not indeed. It was utterly delicious and presented a big punch of Protien!
Next time you do a chili, try the tuna!!!!
Jamie Oliver’s Comfort food cookbook is one that I particularly enjoy but for quite some time I’ve flicked past the quesadilla recipe which features sprouts as the main ingredient. Sprouts. It’s really never appealed to me on any level.
Alas, Christmas came and went and I found I had a small stockpile of raw sprouts left and so it seemed fate was telling me that this recipe needed to be tried.
As I was cooking I genuinely wished we were having a different dish, I quite honestly couldn’t imagine an enjoyable taste and my stomach yearned for something higher scoring on the naughty scale. But something wonderful happened, as I started to cook the sprout mixture in the butter the most amazing smell took over the kitchen and I knew I had been wrong!
Wow. Seriously, wow. This quesadilla was the tastiest I had ever eaten. The mixture retained the strong savory, earthy sprout taste but engaged with a buttery creamy flavor which was out of this world. Mixed in with some fresh spicy sauce we really did have a winning dish and I will be making this for any lucky guests.
It just shows…don’t judge the sprout.
But be warned fellow foodies, these are calorific making them only allowable as a special treat! I enjoyed these on movie night….my naughty night ☺️
They are a creamy, cheesy, crispy contender for gold!
- Bake 2 chicken breast in an oven at 180 (wrapped in foil to keep it moist)
- When cooked, shred the chicken
- Mix the shredded chicken with 250g Chilli soft cheese, 100g grated monetary jack cheese, a drop of hot sauce (to suit your heat ability) and seasoning
- Heat sunflower oil in a frying pan
- Spread the chicken mix over a tortilla wrap and sandwich with a second wrap
- Fry until golden on both sides
We were extra naughty as you can see, we added onion rings!
Everyone who reads my blog will have seen that each week I have a movie night and typically the food that accompanies this night is naughty, comforting, tasty and did I say naughty?
This week we had this dip. It’s a really great, simple dish but packs a flavor punch that will leave you dazed and elated!
All you need to do is:
- Mix chopped jalapeño’s, one can of sweetcorn, one 250g tub of cream cheese, 200g of cheddar, 200g of monetary jack cheese, season and a tbsp of paprika
- Place in the oven (200) for 20 minutes or until hot and gloopy!
For the chips (semi homemade)
- Cut tortilla wraps into chip shapes, coat well in olive oil and paprika (this can be any spice really or just salt) and place in a single layer on a baking tray
- Bake at 180 for 5 minutes….watch them carefully as they burn quickly!
What you will then have is a bowl of spicy, cheesy amazingness and some sweet, crispy bites to transport the cheeseyness into your face!
Awesome guilt food at its best
Whilst in Thailand we were unbelievablely healthy. I mean seriously, considering we were on holiday, our “naughty” consumption remained very reserved.
However on our second to last day I rebelled against the crazyness and ordered us a poolside snack to share. We went for mushroom quesadillas and a satay selection. They were so very tasty, I wished I’d ordered more food earlier! The quesadilla were particularly tasty, if not a little greasy…..but may that’s what’s made them good!!
*radisson blue Phuket panwa beach