Kumara Nachos

Nachos are a great way to get everyone eating and enjoying their food together.  However, it comes hand in hand with lots of salt-laden corn chips and creamy sour cream.  These nachos provide a tasty alternative to the chips, and the avocado and cottage cheese dip is a seamless replacement for sour cream – trust us you won’t notice!  Another alternative to corn chips is to crisp up tortillas in the oven and cut into triangles, which is an even quicker option!

Kumara Nachos

Serves 4
Cook time 1 hour
Dietary Gluten Free


  • 300g Premium beef mince
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon Ground cumin
  • 1 pinch Paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tumeric
  • 1 pinch Chilli flakes (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Mixed herbs
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato paste
  • 1 tin Tomatoes
  • 1/2 tin Sweetcorn kernals
  • 1 tin Mixed beans
  • 1 Large Golden kumara (choose a long one)
  • Spray oil
  • Salt
  • 1/4 Avocado
  • 1/4 cup Cottage cheese
  • 1/5 Lemon (juiced)
  • 1 Small Clove of garlic


1. Fry off the onions in a non-stick pan with a little oil until translucent. Add the garlic and all the dried spices and herbs, cook for a further minute.
2. Add the beef mince and press into the spices and cook until colour change. Add the tomato paste and cook for another minute stirring through.
3. Add the tomatoes and let simmer for 15-20 minutes, then add the sweetcorn and beans and heat through.
4. For the kumara chips, slice the kumara really finely and lay out on a non-stick oven tray. Spray with oil and sprinkle with salt, then grill for 5 minutes each side. Constantly watch them as they can brown quite quickly.
5. For the sauce, process together the avocado, cottage cheese, lemon juice and garlic.
6. Assemble together on top of a bed of lettuce, kumara chips first, followed by the mince and then the avocado sauce - enjoy!