Deconstructed Nachos with Avo Mousse

This week in Recipe for Success our student chef Kaylin Kammies from Cape Town prepares Deconstructed Nachos for Peter Templehof form the Greenhouse, Reuben Riffel speaks to Patience Stevens about her Recipe for Success and then there’s still the viewers competition worth almost R 250 000.00.


  • 15ml Olive Oil

  • 2 Red Onions
  • 3 Garlic Cloves (chopped)

  • 1 Red Pepper

  • 500g Lean Beef Mince

  • 1 Tin Tomato Puree (400g)
  • 125ml Chutney

  • 60ml Worcestershire Sauce

  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder

  • 15ml Paprika

  • 5ml Cumin

  • 2ml Cayenne Pepper

  • ½ tsp Dried Marjoram

  • 1 tsp Sugar
Coriander (chopped)

  • 410g Red Kidney Beans
Phyllo Pastry Sheets

  • Melted Butter

  • 125ml Sour Cream

  • 6-8 Ripe Avocadoes
  • 2-4 Tomatoes
Micro Herbs

  • Plum Tomatoes

  • Edible Flowers

  • 100g Original Nachos

  • Lemon Juice
  • 2g Smoked Paprika

  • 20 ml Parmesan


  1. Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and peppers, stirring fairly frequently until soft and brown.
  2. Brown the lean beef mince on high heat and break it up with your spoon or spatula. The mix should sizzle a bit when you add the mince. Keep stirring and prodding for at least 5 minutes until all the mince is in uniform, mince-sized lumps and no more pink bits.
  3. To make the sauce, add the tomato puree, chutney, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, smoked paprika, cumin, chilli powder, cayenne pepper and dried marjoram. Mix well and add salt and pepper. Allow the mixture to simmer on low heat for about 1 hour to release the flavours.
  4. Bring on the beans. Drain and rinse the can of kidney beans in a sieve and stir them into the chili pot. Bring to boil again, for 1- minutes. Taste the chili and season.
  5. Lay 4-6 sheets of phyllo pastry next to each other on a clean surface. Lightly brush the sheets with melted butter, layer alternately with parmesan and coriander leaf. Cut each sheet to what you have in mind and stack each layey on top of one another.
  6. Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees.
  7. Mould each pastry so that there is a well in the middle. Bake in the oven for 5-10 minutes or until golden brown.