THAI BEEF NACHOS — Ground beef is seasoned with garlic, ginger and soy sauce, with a hint of brown sugar for sweetness, then topped with peanut sauce in these unique and delicious nachos.
If you’re a fan of both Mexican and Thai food, you’re going to love how their flavors combine in these amazing Thai Beef Nachos.
Let me start by saying that I am very aware nachos aren’t really Thai food. This dish is what people like to call “fusion cuisine” where you combine food from different cultures in new and delicious ways.
And these nachos are absolutely delicious! This recipe was inspired by a version of nachos served by a local food truck, although they used ground pork in their recipe.
I’m so glad I figured out how to make these nachos at home, because sadly the food truck that served them is no longer around.
Really the main difference in these nachos and more traditional nachos is the choice of seasonings. The ground beef in this recipe is seasoned with garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, brown sugar and soy sauce.
And of course, the toppings are a little different too. Instead of cheese and jalapenos, this Thai-style version of nachos is topped with peanut sauce, green onions, cilantro and sesame seeds.
You can use bottle peanut sauce, or if you have a few extra minutes, it’s super easy to make homemade peanut sauce from scratch. For those who really like to spice things up, I usually offer sriracha sauce on the side.
My family goes crazy over these nachos, which is okay by me, because this is such an easy and economical dish to make.
So if you’re feeling a little adventurous and want to try something new, I highly recommend these Thai Beef Nachos.
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Here’s what you’ll need to make Thai Beef Nachos
- Ground beef
- Sesame oil
- Produce: garlic, green onions, cilantro
- Spices: ginger, red pepper flakes
- Brown sugar
- Soy sauce
- Tortilla chips
- Peanut sauce
- Sesame seeds
For the beef
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- Tortilla chips, for serving
For the toppings
- Prepared Thai peanut sauce
- Chopped green onions
- Chopped fresh cilantro
- Sesame seeds
- Heat sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink.
- Stir in garlic, ginger, red pepper, brown sugar and soy sauce and cook for another 5-7 minutes, until most of the liquid is absorbed.
- Spoon beef over tortilla chips and top with peanut sauce, green onions, cilantro and sesame seeds.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 416Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 1043mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 35g
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