I'm not the biggest fan of beans (except Heinz Baked Beans, yum) but this vegetarian mix is really nice. Nice with nachos but also great in tacos. Serves 4
1 red onion, finely diced
1capsicum, core removed, finely diced
2 carrots, grated
400g can chopped tomatoes
400g can mild chilli beans
1 1/2 tablespoons nacho spice mix*
400g can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce
1 cup grated cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon tomato sauce
2-3 teaspoons chipotle sauce (Mexican/International section in supermarket)
corn chips or taco shells
1/4 cup chopped coriander (if you want)
any other veges you want, tomatoes etc
NACHO SPICE MIX *
Mix together 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1 teaspoon onion powder (I couldn't find this so used onion salt), 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander.
If you want a bit of spice, add 1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground chilli or cayenne.
Heat a drizzle of oil in pan, cook onion and capsicum for about 4 minutes until softened. Add carrots and spice mix and cook for another few minutes. Add tomatoes, chilli beans, kidney beans, chilli sauce and stir to combine. Simmer for about 5 minutes. Season to taste.
Mix sour cream and chipolte sauce and tomato sauce together,put in to a small bowl. Finely slice lettuce and prepare other vegetables. If using for nachos, transfer bean mix to oven proof dish, sprinkle with cheese and grill till melted.