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Do you have a Paleo version of nachos?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created March 29, 2013 at 11:26 PM

I sometimes use sliced zucchini in place of chips, but I'm looking for new suggestions.

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on March 30, 2013
at 12:54 PM

@Wisper -- I cut the potatoes super thin using a mandoline and then fry them in oil to get them crispy. If you do them in the oven, put the slices single layer on a mesh rack and not directly on the pan so the liquid from the slices falls away and doesn't pool around the chips. If you have a convection oven it produces a much crispier chip because it cooks evenly from all sides instead of top down/bottom up. If you have a regular oven flip them half way through to ensure even cooking. I also like to broil them for a min or two at the end for extra crunch!

5b9a25a1a676397a25579dfad59e1d7b

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on March 30, 2013
at 12:49 PM

@InTheory -- updated the serving size just for you

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on March 30, 2013
at 08:38 AM

wow. my only criticism is that this would not serve 4-6 if i was one of the people eating it.

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on March 30, 2013
at 04:39 AM

@ wisper-frying them (in coconut oil ) should render them crunchy providing your oils at the right temp. Baking them would leave them with more chewy-ish kind of consistency as would microwaving.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on March 30, 2013
at 04:31 AM

It's from a video "Shit Paleos Say," txprimalgirl.

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on March 30, 2013
at 04:17 AM

My interest is peeked and google didn't help... What's Mexipaleo?

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on March 30, 2013
at 03:56 AM

+1 for properly prepared corn!

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

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on March 30, 2013
at 01:45 AM

This looks excellent. I've done sweet potato chips - do you get them to be crunchy, or are they a bit soggy/soft like mine? And I use the same recipe for guacamole. Cumin is the secret ingredient which makes for a very tasty guac.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

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on March 30, 2013
at 12:18 AM

muy bueno! .. :)

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on March 30, 2013
at 12:18 AM

Beautiful presentation, A+!

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on March 30, 2013
at 12:09 AM

Mexi-Swiss Paleo is for me...need the cheese and sour cream, too!

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5b9a25a1a676397a25579dfad59e1d7b

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on March 30, 2013
at 12:15 AM

Yupdo-you-have-a-paleo-version-of-nachos?

My go to recipe:

  • 1 lb. ground chuck (grass fed)
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil
  • 4 Tbsp. hot chili powder
  • 2 tsp. chipotle powder
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped red onion
  • 2 tsp. sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Guacamole (I love this recipe)
  • Salsa (optional)
  • 2 scallions
  • Sweet potato chips

Slice up a sweet potato into circular ???chips???. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place the chips on top. Lightly coat with extra virgin olive oil and sea salt (optional). Mix up the chips a bit and then place them as evenly as you can on the sheet. Cook for 20-22 minutes or until they are to your liking.

In a large pan, warm the coconut oil over medium ??? medium-high heat. Add the beef and break up with a spoon. Add the spices, salt & pepper and cook until deeply browned. Drain.

While this is cooking, make your guacamole and slice the scallions into thin medallions.

When the beef is browned and drained, assemble your nachos. 1st layer chips, 2nd layer beef, top with guacamole, scallions and salsa (if using). Enjoy.

Serves 4-6 peckish cavemen/women as an app or 1 ravenous caveman/woman as a main ;)

F59d04be1acdc85dd1e6da34f43dc447

(234)

on March 30, 2013
at 08:38 AM

wow. my only criticism is that this would not serve 4-6 if i was one of the people eating it.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 30, 2013
at 04:39 AM

@ wisper-frying them (in coconut oil ) should render them crunchy providing your oils at the right temp. Baking them would leave them with more chewy-ish kind of consistency as would microwaving.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

(2097)

on March 30, 2013
at 12:18 AM

muy bueno! .. :)

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on March 30, 2013
at 01:45 AM

This looks excellent. I've done sweet potato chips - do you get them to be crunchy, or are they a bit soggy/soft like mine? And I use the same recipe for guacamole. Cumin is the secret ingredient which makes for a very tasty guac.

26b0f1261d1a0d916825bd0deeb96a21

(5798)

on March 30, 2013
at 12:18 AM

Beautiful presentation, A+!

5b9a25a1a676397a25579dfad59e1d7b

(2318)

on March 30, 2013
at 12:54 PM

@Wisper -- I cut the potatoes super thin using a mandoline and then fry them in oil to get them crispy. If you do them in the oven, put the slices single layer on a mesh rack and not directly on the pan so the liquid from the slices falls away and doesn't pool around the chips. If you have a convection oven it produces a much crispier chip because it cooks evenly from all sides instead of top down/bottom up. If you have a regular oven flip them half way through to ensure even cooking. I also like to broil them for a min or two at the end for extra crunch!

5b9a25a1a676397a25579dfad59e1d7b

(2318)

on March 30, 2013
at 12:49 PM

@InTheory -- updated the serving size just for you

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on March 29, 2013
at 11:47 PM

Mexipaleo all the way baby! (Eat your corn tortillas.)

34f00c7b4e5738cf04ead1a012a14ed1

(996)

on March 30, 2013
at 03:56 AM

+1 for properly prepared corn!

91597fb7f6bb422bff222c03f0885d5b

(166)

on March 30, 2013
at 04:17 AM

My interest is peeked and google didn't help... What's Mexipaleo?

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on March 30, 2013
at 12:09 AM

Mexi-Swiss Paleo is for me...need the cheese and sour cream, too!

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on March 30, 2013
at 04:31 AM

It's from a video "Shit Paleos Say," txprimalgirl.

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89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

on March 29, 2013
at 11:29 PM

Sweet potatoe chips -sliced really thinly and baked (or microwaved) might do the trick.They might not be as crunchy as real nachos chips though- but yummy and versatile just the same.

see the pic above.. :) YUMMM!! .. better than real nachos even!

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on March 30, 2013
at 04:42 AM

I use shredded lettuce instead of chips, marinated paleo carne asada, guacamole made from just avocados, cilantro, and lime juice, non-homogenized yogurt instead of sour cream, and grassfed shredded cheese. Yum.

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81feb1022a28f534867616b9316c7aa4

on March 30, 2013
at 03:28 AM

Haha that one above in the picture looks awesome!!

I have a paleo version I call egg-chos.... I guess it's not quite the same as nachos, but its quick, easy and I enjoy it!

Scrambled Eggs (I do 4) Top the eggs with tomato salsa (I just used canned, chopped tomatoes) And top this again with mashed avocado

+some spices, salt and pepper and you are done!

I suppose you could add cheese if you eat it as-well.

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44533171088961c98355c8c5f6d62bf8

on June 11, 2013
at 08:23 PM

http://relishscd.blogspot.com/2013/05/paleo-pepper-nachos.html

Best solution I have seen...using bell peppers as "chips". Get a crunch, using a fresh vegetable! :) Great idea!

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9a5e2da94ad63ea3186dfa494e16a8d1

on March 30, 2013
at 12:50 PM

Uh, Paleo nachos... now which ancient culture was it that subsisted primarily on nachos? I can't remember.

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