Recipe for Chilli Cheese Fries with jalapeños
1 sweet potato
1/4 onion – peel & chop finely
1 tsp Cajun Spice
150g beef mince
1 tomato – dice (½ cm)
1/4 sachet tomato paste
25g mature cheddar – grate coarsely
1/2 smoked jalapeno – slice thinly (save the liquid)
3g fresh coriander – chop leaves roughly
olive oil (from your pantry)
salt & pepper (from your pantry)
tin foil (from your pantry)
Preparation: Preheat the oven to 200°C. Prepare all ingredients as indicated above.
Sweet potato chips: Cut off the ends, then cut them into 1cm slices lengthways and cut those slices into 1cm chips. Place the chips on a tin foil lined baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, mix and then spread in a single layer. Roast for 25 minutes, until golden and cooked.
Mince mix: Place a pan on medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Add the onion with a pinch of salt and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the Cajun Spice and stir around for 1 minute before adding the mince. Break it up with a spoon and cook for 3-4 minutes until the mince is golden brown and cooked, then add the tomatoes and water (¼ cup for 4; ⅛ cup for 2; ⅛ cup for 1) and season with salt and pepper. Add the tomato paste and liquid from the smoked jalapenos, and stir for another 10 minutes until the sauce thickens.
Serve by arranging the sweet potato chips in a circle with a well in the middle. Fill the well with the mince mix topped with cheddar, sliced jalapenos and fresh coriander.
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