Braised Meat Nachos

Loaded nachos is always a crowd pleaser. Inspired by a popular Taiwanese comfort food, Lu Rou Fan, these nachos are topped with delicious braised pork.
Braised Meat Nachos

Serves 4 people
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 90 minutes

Ingredients
  • 450 grams minced pork
  • 1 bag Tortilla chips
  • 5 tomatoes, deseeded and diced
  • 200 grams grated Mozzarella
  • 200 grams grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cube chicken bouillon
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 5 shallots, chopped
  • 1 small radish, sliced
  • 2 red chillies, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp + 2 ½ tsp sugar
  • 3 Tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 60 ml Shaoxing wine
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 6 cloves
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 slices fresh ginger
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ½ bunch Coriander, chopped
Chef’s Tip
  • Substitute minced pork with minced chicken if you like
Method

Prepare the minced meat

Put star anise, cinnamon stick, cloves, bay leaves and ginger into a cheese cloth and tie it.

Heat oil in a pan on medium low heat.

Prepare the minced meat

Add 2½ tsp sugar and onions. Stir-fry the onions until soft.

Prepare the minced meat

Increase heat to medium. Add in minced pork, Shaoxing wine, 3 Tbsp light soy sauce, 2 Tbsp dark soy sauce and water.

Stir-fry to a boil and add in the bag of spices. Turn the heat to low and let it simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.


Prepare the pickles

Mix cider vinegar and sugar to a bowl.

Prepare the pickles

Add in radish and refrigerate until ready to serve.


Prepare the toppings and plate

On a plate, place a layer of Tortilla chips.

Top with minced pork, diced tomato and a layer of cheddar and mozzarella cheese.

Prepare the toppings and plate

Garnish with pickled daikon, coriander, red chilies and serve.

Chef’s Tip
  • If you like your cheese melted and gooey, pop the plate into the oven till the cheese melts