Sweet Potato Nachos

“This is actually a really healthy recipe packed with loads of good and healthy food,” says fitness expert and author Joe Wicks.

“It’s one of the best things to make as a family, and then all just steam into when it comes out of the oven. Cheese all dripping down your chin … Mess everywhere … Fighting over the last crispy bits!”

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Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes (around 600g), peeled and sliced into 5mm thick coins
  • 1 tablespoon light olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 60g Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 4 tablespoons low-fat natural yoghurt, to serve

For the spiced mince:

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 100g vegie mince (or minced beef)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • pinch of chilli powder
  • 130g frozen capsicum (or the same amount of fresh, sliced)

For the refried beans:

  • 400g tin of black beans, drained but liquid reserved
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

For the salsa:

  • 200g cherry tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • big handful of fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • juice of 1 lime
  • pinch of salt

Sweet potato nachos
Sweet potato nachos from Feel Good Food. (Dan Jones/PA)

Method
Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan.

Toss the sliced sweet potatoes with the oil and salt on a large baking tray, then spread them out into a single layer (you may need a second baking tray). Roast for 30 to 40 minutes, flipping them over halfway through, until starting to turn golden.

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For the spiced mince, heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium-low heat. Add the onion and cook for about five minutes until translucent. Add the mince, breaking it up with your spoon, and cook for a few minutes according to the packet instructions, or until the mince is no longer pink if using beef. Stir in the cumin, coriander, paprika, chilli powder and frozen (or fresh) sliced capsicums. Stir until the peppers have defrosted and warmed through (about five minutes if using fresh, until softened). Tip into a bowl and set aside.

For the refried beans, return the same pan to the heat and add the drained beans along with 100ml of the liquid reserved from the tin, the salt and cumin. Mash with a potato masher in the pan, loosening with more bean liquid as needed, to make a creamy, slightly chunky paste. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Mix together all of the salsa ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.

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Once the potato nachos are roasted, top with spoonfuls of the refried beans, followed by a layer of the mince mixture and finally sprinkle over the grated cheese.

Return to the oven for 10 to 15 minutes until the cheese has melted and crisped up in places.

Remove from the oven, top with the salsa and some dollops of yoghurt, then serve.

Feel Good Food by Joe Wicks
(Dan Jones/PA)

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Written by Katie Wright

Fashion and beauty editor at the Press Association.

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