Middle Eastern Style Nachos

Switch up your regular nachos with this DELICIOUS and colourful version, loaded with Middle Eastern style flavours. Beef mince is cooked down into a sticky, spiced sauce and then loaded on top of crispy baked pitta chips, quick pickled cucumber, lots of herby tahini sauce, creamy feta and pomegranate seeds. Serve them up, sharing style, and let everyone dig in!


Based on 4 servings, adjust as needed.

Step 1

Heat your oven to 180C fan and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Cut each pitta in half, opening the pocket so you’re left with two circles. Slice them into triangles, toss with olive oil and a good pinch of salt, then arrange on one layer on the lined tray. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden and crispy.

Step 2

Add the tahini, half the chopped parsley, lemon juice and a good pinch of salt to a small bowl, along with a good splash of water (slightly less than the tahini). Use a fork to mix into a smooth sauce, with the consistency of double cream. If it’s too thick, add a little more water. It will thicken up as it sits, so don’t worry if it looks a bit watery.

Step 3

Heat a little olive oil in a large pan over medium heat, then add the cumin, cinnamon, smoked paprika, chill flakes, sumac (if using), crushed garlic and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring, for a couple of minutes. Add the beef mince, break it up with your spatula, and then stir it through the spices. Cook until lovely and brown, then pour in the pomegranate molasses (or honey mixed with lemon) and stir it through the mince. Cook, stirring, for another couple of minutes, until it’s lovely and glossy. Remove from the heat.

Step 4

I like serving this as one big sharing plate where everyone can help themselves – but you can make individual portions if you prefer! Pile the pitta chips onto a large plate, then load on the sticky beef mince. Follow with a very good drizzle of the herby tahini sauce, then scatter over the diced cucumber, crumbled feta, remaining parsley and pomegranate seeds.

  • Ingredients
  • Based on 4 servings
  • 2 tbsp Pomegranate Seeds 1x Sainsbury's Pomegranate 80g
  • 15g Flat Leaf Parsley, chopped 1x Sainsbury's Fresh Packed Flat Leaf Parsley 30g
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon 1x Sainsbury's Ground Cinnamon 38g
  • 1 tsp Chilli Flakes 1x Sainsbury's Crushed Chillies 32g
  • 500g Beef Mince 1x Sainsbury's British or Irish 5% Fat Beef Mince 500g
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika 1x Sainsbury's Smoked Paprika 44g
  • 1 tsp Cumin 1x Sainsbury's Ground Cumin 43g
  • 1 Lemon, juiced 1x Sainsbury's Lemons
  • 4 Pitta Breads 1x Sainsbury's White Pittas x6
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil 1x Sainsbury's Olive Oil 500ml
  • 2 tbsp Pomegranate Molasses, or honey mixed with a little lemon juice 1x Odysea Pomegranate Molasses 250ml
  • 1 tsp Sumac, or za'atar 1x Sainsbury's Sumac 45g
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, crushed 1x Sainsbury's Garlic
  • 50g Feta Cheese 1x Sainsbury's Greek Feta Cheese 200g
  • 1 Cucumber, diced 1x Sainsbury's Whole Cucumber
  • 100g Tahini 1x Sainsbury's Tahini, Inspired to Cook 300g
  • Maldon Salt, to taste 1x Maldon Sea Salt Flakes 250g
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