Cheesy Ground Beef Nachos

Filipino Style Recipe: Cheesy Ground Beef Nachos is a popular Mexican dish made of delicious corn tortilla chips loaded with various toppings and cheese sauce.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 20 minutes
Good for 2-3 persons

Corn tortilla chips

2 tomatoes, seeded and diced
100 grams sliced black olives
1/2 cup picked sliced jalapenos

Taco Meat:
500 grams ground beef
1 white onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt to taste

Cheese Sauce:
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon butter
3/4 cup low-fat milk, chilled
1/2 cup beef or chicken broth
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Part 1
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute onion.
Add beef and seasoning then cook until brown and crumble. Drain and set aside.

Part 2
1. In a same pan, add butter and flour then stir until smooth.
2. Slowly add chilled milk then whisk constantly until smooth. Break any lumps.
3. Add broth and seasoning then simmer until bubbly and thickened.
4. Lower the heat then add shredded cheese, stir continuously until smooth. Set aside.

Part 3
1. In bowl, combine salsa ingredients then toss. Set aside

Part 4
1. In a serving plate, layer the tortilla chips evenly then top with taco meat, salsa then drizzle with cheese sauce. Top with extra salsa. Serve and enjoy!

Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

Filipino Style Recipe: Triple Chocolate Cupcakes is another mouth-watering pastry made of chocolate cake, chocolate pudding and chocolate chips. This can be served during breakfast together with coffee or during mid-afternoon snack.

Estimated time of preparation: 30 minutes
Estimated time of baking: 20 minutes (plus preheating time)
Good for 18-20 cupcakes

1 box (370 grams) chocolate cake mix
1 box (100 grams) instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1 cup sour cream
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup warm water

Part 1
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, chocolate pudding mix, sour cream, vanilla, and eggs then mix together.
2. Add the warm water then fold in 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips. (The mixture will be a bit thin/watery)

Part 2
1. Put cupcake liners in muffin pan then pour the mixture until almost full.
2. Top with the remaining chocolate chips then bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 18-20 minutes.
3. Remove from the oven and let it cool.

Potato Chips

Filipino Style Recipe: Potato chip is a popular snack that consists of thin slices of potatoes. The chips deep fried until golden brown and crispy. The basic potato chips are seasoned with salt; other varieties are flavored in cheese, herbs, sour cream and other seasonings. This is commonly served as snack, appetizer or side dish.

Estimated time of preparation: 15 minutes(plus soaking time)
Estimated time of cooking: 15 minutes
Good for 4-6 servings

6 pieces potatoes, cleaned
cold water
salt to taste
cooking oil for frying

Part 1
1. In a large container, pour cold water then add a dash of salt. Stir until dissolve.
2. Using a slicer, slice the potatoes into thin slices then soak them in cold salted water for an hour.
3. Pat the potatoes very dry with paper towels.

Part 2
1. In a frying pan, heat oil then deep fry potatoes until golden brown and crispy.
2. Drain on paper towels then sprinkle with salt. Transfer to serving bowl then serve with your favorite dip.

Banana Chips

Filipino Style Recipe: banana chips is a deep fried slices of bananas until crisp then coated with sugar syrup to have a sweet taste. This is a common homecoming gift(pasalubong) by most Filipinos and usually served as mid-afternoon snack(meryenda).

Estimated time of preparation: 15-20 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 20 minutes

6 pieces plantains, peeled and slice thinly
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
2 cups ice water
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
cooking oil for frying

1. In a bowl, combine turmeric powder and salt then dissolved in ice water. Set aside.
2. Soak the sliced bananas in a ice water mixture for 5 minutes. Drain.
3. In a frying pan, heat cooking oil then deep fry bananas for 2 minutes or until crisp. Drain on paper towel.

Part 2
1. In a saucepan, boil water then dissolved sugar. Stir until dissolved then let it cool.
2. Dip the fried bananas then drain and let it cool until almost dry. Serve.