Greek... nachos? Yeah, we know – hardly within the rules. But tonight we’re throwing out the rule book! After you’ve tasted these crispy beef nachos, we reckon you’ll join us on the wild side too.
/ serving 5 people
/ serving 5 people
Greek spice blend
Preheat the oven to 180°C/160° fan-forced. Slice the Lebanese bread into wedges and lay out on the two prepared oven trays (it’s ok if they overlap). Drizzle over 1/2 the olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden and crispy. Turn wedges halfway through cooking.
Meanwhile, grate one of the cucumbers and squeeze out excess moisture with your hands (this will ensure your tzatziki is not too watery). Peel and crush the garlic. Combine the cucumber and garlic with the Greek yoghurt and 1/2 the remaining olive oil in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper and mix well. Taste the tzatziki and add additional salt and pepper, if you like.
Finely dice the remaining cucumber, the roma tomato and the red onion. Finely chop the parsley leaves. Grate the fetta cheese. Place 1/2 the diced red onion in a bowl of iced water and leave to soak for 5 minutes. This will reduce the raw bite flavour! TIP: If you’re not a fan of raw onion, don't soak the onion, just cook it all in step 4.
Heat the remaining olive oil in a medium frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the remaining red onion and the beef mince. Cook for 5 minutes, breaking up the mince with a wooden spoon, until the onion is softened and the mince is browned. Add the Greek spice blend and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant.
Tip: It's time to season, add a pinch of salt and taste your mince. If you can't taste all the flavours add a little more until you can. The amount of salt needed varies for each person so keep tasting your food as you go!
Arrange the pita nachos on a large platter or plate, top with the beef mince mixture, the tzatziki, the grated fetta and the diced cucumber, red onion and roma tomato. Sprinkle over the chopped parsley.
Place the Greek style beef pita nachos with tzatziki in the centre of the table for everyone to help themselves.