24-year-old Miss SA hopeful Lebogang Mahlangu’s spicy Nacho recipe is the perfect quick and easy snack to make for a movie marathon

Although nachos are usually thrown into the junk food category, Lebogang’s version of the North Mexican dish is packed full of protein, fibre and veggies. Which is a perfect balance for the oh-so-tasty but not so healthy ingredients?

Lebogang has a taste for community development

Balance and health consideration is exactly what we expect from a food professional like Lebogang who not only works as a food scientist but also as a food entrepreneur running a community bakery with her father in her home town of Soshanguve.

Original Nachos

Nachos are said to have first been made by Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya out of only tortilla chips, grated cheese and topped with jalapeños.
People have over time added ingredients to their nachos to suit their tastes including beans, meat and avocado.

Lebogang’s Nachos are a great protein-packed vegetarian alternative and have so much flavour and a variety of textures that even the meat-eaters won’t feel deprived.


  • 1x large bag of Doritos Sweet Chilli Corn Chips
  • ½ green pepper, thinly sliced
  • 340g butter beans
  • 340g red speckled beans
  • 340g four bean mix
  • 3 chillis, finely chopped
  • 2 cups Chedder cheese, grated
  • 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • ¼ onion, thinly sliced

How to

  • Place the corn chips in a large baking tray and spread out so it covers the bottom.
  • Sprinkle over a layer of cheese followed by the tomatoes and onion and some of the chilli
  • Mix all the beans together and add a layer ontop of the tomato and onions. Sprinkle more chopped chilli
  • Add a layer of cheese and last of the chopped chilli
  • Place under hot grill and cook till cheese is melted.
  • Heap portions onto plates and eat with your fingers!



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