Mince can be doubled and half frozen for a future easy meal.


  • Chip Cups

  • 3 large wholemeal pita or

  • Lebanese breads

  • Guacamole

  • 1 large avocado

  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 1 heaped dessertspoon

  • Greek style yogurt

  • Salsa

  • 2 large ripe tomatoes

  • ¼ red capsicum (pepper) (optional)

  • Mince

  • 1 onion, finely diced

  • 1 clove of garlic, minced or finely chopped

  • 250 g (8 oz) beef mince

  • 2 teaspoons of ground

  • cumin seeds

  • 125 g (4 oz) of chopped frozen spinach (defrosted in the fridge the night before)

  • 125 ml (4 fl oz) passata

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable spread (yeast extract)

  • 260 g (8 ¼ oz) Greek style yogurt

  • 80 g (2 ½ oz) cheese, grated


  • Chip Cups:

  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan forced (350°F/gas 4). Line a large muffin tray with baking paper or muffin papers.

  • 2.

    Cut wholemeal pita or Lebanese breads into quarters with kitchen scissors. Press firmly into lined muffin tray to form individual cups and bake for 5-10 minutes until crunchy but not brown. Set aside.

  • 3.

    If the bread pops out of tray simply weigh down with pastry weights or small ramekins.

  • Guacamole:

  • 1.

    Mash all ingredients together and store in fridge until serving.

  • Salsa:

  • 1.

    Dice tomatoes and capsicum and place in a small bowl and store in fridge until serving.

  • Mince and Nachos:

  • 1.

    In a large deep non-stick fry pan, fry onion until transparent.

  • 2.

    Add garlic, mince and spices, stir and fry over a high heat until mince is well browned.

  • 3.

    Add spinach, half of passata and vegetable spread, bring to boil, then simmer for 5-10 minutes uncovered until sauce has reduced.

  • 4.

    Spoon mince mixture into chip cups in muffin tray.

  • 5.

    Pour balance of passata over mince, followed by half of yogurt and top with cheese.

  • 6.

    Place under grill or at the top of hot oven until cheese is melted and golden.

  • 7.

    Serve with remaining cold yogurt, salsa and guacamole.

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