Nacho’s (maggi copy cat)

I’m doing a series of test meals from scratch, we’ve started using the Maggi packets again, not sure when that started!! but at $1.30 a packet over a week of meals that’s almost a tenner I can put into our christmas club or next years holiday fund. $500 a year on flavor sachets. Eeeek!! not cool. So ahem! I’m decoding their meal sachets to replicate some of our favorite meals.

700gm premium low fat mince beef

3 x 400gm tins of baked beans (sometimes I use 1 tin of mild chilli beans)

4-5 carrots grated

Replicate maggi meal sachet with:
1/2 tsp chilli, 4 tsp corriander, 2x tsp cumin, fresh garlic x2 cloves crushed, fresh onions x 1-2 diced
I don’t add any thickners but you could add 1-2 Tbs of cornflour to 1/4 cup of cold milk with a fork and thicken if you want it to be the exact texture to Maggi’s 😉

2x 400gm bags eta corn chips

250gm lite sour cream

grated cheese for serving


Fry the onions, garlic and mince.

Sprinkle in the maggi sachet, the tins of baked beans with the sauce and add the carrots and simmer/cook until the carrots are softened and the beans are warmed up.

Serve on a plate of corn chips with a dollop of sour cream and some grated cheese

Good hearty, winter meal for the family… loaded with fiber and cold fighting garlic/onions.

Serving two hungry and well fed grown men, one growing boy, one growing girl, and Vee plus left overs for the freezer for shift lunches.

You could definitely throw this together in the slowcooker/crockpot in the morning for when you get home, but fry the onions/garlic/meat first as it adds flavor.


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