Fable Recipe – Chunky ‘Beef’ Nachos
I’m quickly becoming addicted to Fable’s Plant Based Braised Beef due to it’s versatility and great flavour. This is my second Fable recipe and it’s one I’ll be making again and again. These Chunky ‘Beef’ Nachos are so good with the Fable mock meat and will satisfy any carnivore’s taste buds.
I thought I’d make a couple more dishes with this product before doing my full Fable review. What better way to test it out than with a family favourite recipe. Last week I made Steak and Pea Pies, so make sure you check that Fable recipe out too.
How Good are Nachos?!
One of the things I definitely miss about dairy is the stringy salty cheese that came on top of nachos. But by creating this cheesy sauce and pouring it over the top, it’s definitely the next best thing.
I think the thing I love most about nachos is that you can dig into them with your hands. I love any food that you eat with your hands.
I’ve made plenty of vegan nachos with beans or TVP or even vegan mince, but these chunky nachos made with Fable’s plant based braised beef are probably my favourite so far.
A lot of people buy the premixed Mexican spice packets and there’s no problem with that. I happened to have all of the spices I needed lying around, so I started from scratch today.
The key flavours are Paprika, Coriander, Cumin, Oregano, Onion and Garlic. Oh, and some Chilli for extra spice. If you like things smokier, add more paprika. If you like things hotter, add more chilli. Play around with the ratios depending on your taste.
Chunky Fable Beef
This stuff has impressed me a few times. The fact that it softens as you cook it in a sauce but doesn’t fall apart is fantastic. This nacho topping is so hearty and chunky, just how I like it.
The Fable product isn’t the cheapest mock meat around, but I find that for a once-a-week kind of meal it’s affordable for me. Plus I love the flavour, so that makes it even easier to part with the coin.
This is a simple recipe that should be done within the hour. Most of the ingredients are staples, just grab your Fable and you’re set. It’s a high calorie meal and the serves are generous, to reduce the calorie count simply halve the sauce recipe and reduce the portion sizes. This is definitely a sometimes dish.
- Vegan nachos
- Plant based
- Fable plant based braised beef
- Quick recipe
- Indulgent cashew cheese sauce
- Perfect for entertaining and larger groups
Please let me know what you think in the comments below.
Fable Recipe: Chunky Steak Nachos
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/2 Brown Onion, peeled and diced
- 2 cloves Garlic, peeled and chopped or minced
- 250 grams Fable Plant Based Braised Beef, roughly chopped
- 1 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
- 1 tsp Ground Coriander
- 1/2 tsp Chilli Powder
- 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
- 1/4 large Red Chilli, finely chopped
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
- 1 tsp Dried Oregano
- 1/2 can Red Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 can Diced Tomatoes
- 1 tbsp Tomato Paste
- 1/2 cup Water
Cashew Cheese Sauce
- 1 cup Raw Cashews
- 1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast Flakes
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/4 cup Water
- 1/4 cup Soy Milk
- 230 grams Corn Chips
- 1/2 Continental Cucumber, diced into small cubes
- 4 sprigs Corriander, washed and picked
- 1/4 Red Chilli, to garnish
- 1 Lime, cut into wedges, to garnish
Prepare Your Cashews
- Start by preparing your cashews. In a medium size bowl, cover the cashews with boiling water. Use as much boiling water as the bowl can take as it stays hotter longer if you use more water. This will soften the cashews. I generally soak them for between 40 minutes and an hour.
Make your Nacho Topping
- In a medium frying pan, heat your olive oil over medium high heat and fry off your onion and garlic until soft.
- Add your Fable and toss to combine with the onion and garlic. Allow to brown for a coupel of minutes, tossing or stirring occasionally.
- Once browned add the herbs, spices and chilli then stir or toss to combine. Allow to cook until fragrant, around 2 minutes.
- Throw your beans, tomato paste, tomatoes and water into the pan and stir. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat to medium low and then cover. Cook for 20 minutes whilst you make your cashew cheese sauce.
Creamy Cashew Cheese Sauce
- Check your cashews, they should be soft to touch. Drain and rinse them then place in a small food processor or a blender. Add the rest of the ingredients and blitz until smooth, scraping down the sides occasionally. The longer you blitz it the smoother it gets. If it's a bit thick just add a touch more water or soy milk. Taste for seasoning and add a little more salt if you prefer.
Assemble Your Nachos
- Lay your corn chips onto two plates or bowls. Top with the Nacho Topping and scatter the cucumber, corriander leaves and some sliced up chilli over the top.
- Top with a big dollop of the Creamy Cashew Cheese Sauce. You may have some sauce left over. Chuck it in the fridge and have it on toast later. Believe me, you'll love it.
- Enjoy with a drizzle of lime juice.