Fat Head Nachos

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Fat Head nachos are an incredible low carb, grain free nacho heaven. It is meal that is part of keto diet.

A keto diet is well known for being a low carb diet, where the body produces ketones in the liver to be used as energy. It’s referred to as many different names – ketogenic diet, low carb diet, low carb high fat (LCHF), etc.

Typically on a normal, higher carbohydrate diet, the body will use glucose as the main form of energy. By lowering the intake of carbs, the body is induced into a state known as ketosis.

Ketosis is a natural process the body initiates to help us survive when food intake is low. During this state, we produce ketones, which are produced from the breakdown of fats in the liver.

The end goal of a properly maintained keto diet is to force your body into this metabolic state. We don’t do this through starvation of calories but starvation of carbohydrates.





FAT HEAD TORTILLAS

To make the Fat Head tortillas, you simply make the Fat Head pizza base, but instead of adding herbs such as rosemary or other pizza flavours, I added 1 teaspoon of dried coriander/cilantro, 1 teaspoon of cumin powder and a good pinch of chilli to the Fat Head pastry mix.

Roll it out between two sheets of baking parchment/paper as thin as you can. Bake it until one side is golden, then flip it over and bake the other side until golden.

Remove from the oven and with kitchen scissors or a sharp knife, cut the Fat Head pastry into triangle tortilla shapes, then pop them back on the baking tray one last time to really crisp up.

TIP – keep a watchful eye on them, it will only take a minute or two before they are ready. Make sure they don’t burn. It is better to eat a slightly soft tortilla chip than a burnt one.

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FAT HEAD NACHOS – THE TOPPINGS

I love a meat sauce, avocado, salsa, sour cream and melted cheese. The toppings are really what brings Fat Head nachos to life and adds so much colour. I would have added jalepanos but we were away from my pantry and couldn’t find any in the local store. But add whatever you love and make it colourful.





Fat Head Nachos

Don’t be put off by how long Fat Head nachos takes to prepare. Whilst the meat is cooking, you make the Fat Head tortilla chips.

Ingredients

Fat Head Tortilla Chips

  • 170 g pre-shredded/grated mozzarella
  • 85 g almond meal/flour
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander/cilantro powder
  • pinch of chilli powder

Nacho Meat Sauce

  • 1 red onion (diced)
  • 500 g ground/mince beef
  • 400 g tinned/canned tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder, or to taste
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste

Topping Options

  • guacamole
  • salsa
  • shredded/grated cheese
  • sour cream
  • jalapeños
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yields: 6 servings




Preparation

Nacho Meat Sauce

  1. Gently fry the diced onion in oil until clear then add the meat, breaking it up into tiny pieces as it cooks and browns. This should take up to 5 minutes.
  2. Add the spices and tinned/canned tomato and tomato paste. Stir then simmer on a low heat for 15 minutes (uncovered to thicken the meat sauce) whilst you make the Fat Head tortilla chips and toppings.

Fat Head Tortilla Chips

  1. Mix the shredded/grated cheese and almond flour/meal in a microwaveable bowl. Add the cream cheese. Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute.
  2. Stir then microwave on HIGH for another 30 seconds. Remove and stir again. Add the egg, salt, and spices. Mix.
  3. Place the Fat Head pastry between 2 pieces of baking parchment/paper and roll into a thin, rectangle. Remove the top baking paper/parchment.
  4. Slide the baking paper/parchment with the Fat Head pastry, on a baking tray (cookie tray) or pizza stone, and bake at 220C/425F for 12-15 minutes, or until browned on the top. Flip the FatHead pastry over (onto baking paper/parchment) and brown the other side.
  5. Once cooked, remove from the oven and cut into tortilla chip triangle shapes. Bake again at 220C/425F for 3 – 5 minutes.

Putting it all together

  1. Place a handful of Fat Head tortilla chips on a plate or serving dish.
  2. Spoon the hot meat sauce over the tortilla chips.
  3. Add the grated/shredded cheese which will melt on the hot meat sauce all by itself, then top with everything you love. Serve with a big side salad and plenty of olive oil (optional).

Fat Head pastry can also be made by replacing the almond meal/flour with 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) coconut flour.

Source: Ditchthecarbs

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Omg, yummy