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Thai Beef Nachos

These Thai Beef Nachos have all the spiciness you love of Thai food and drizzled with peanut sauce and lime juice for extra flair.

Thai Beef Nachos -

Periodically I go through phases of “nesting”, that inevitably lead me to either A) cleaning the entire apartment. B) House hunting on Zillow (The Zillow app is the worst thing ever – it facilitates to much of this!) C) dreaming up floor plans and building my own house with Ben the Builder. Lately my pie in the sky “build my own house” idea has been hanging on Tiny Houses.

I got so far into this tiny house idea, I even made a Pinterest Board on it. That’s how I know I’ve gone ’round the bend.

Then I think, Really? Two people, one labradork in a 200 square foot TINY HOUSE? We have a one bedroom apartment that is 600 square feet and most days I consider this place too small. Where is my head at?
Thai Beef Nachos

It only gets made worse when I realize that I also extra hormonal right now, and nesty. When the images in my head started revolving around time lines, moving back to Eastern Washington, moving back to Ben’s family farm and plopping a 200 square foot tiny house out onto the middle of the property surrounded by some trees, I thought, “yeah, maybe you should stop thinking about this… it’s gonna suck when you realize it’s not gonna happen”.

But then I went on step further and started thinking about babies. Could we raise a baby in a tiny house? For the first year at least? They don’t take up much space. But where would the baby sleep? In the loft with us? How would I get a baby up a ladder?

I’m sure there is totally some way I could rig up a pulley system and put the baby in a carseat, attach it to the pulley and hoist the baby to the loft!! Brilliant! No, wait. That’d probably get CPS called on me. Crap.

And all of that was in the span of 30-seconds. This is how my mind works people. Be afraid.
Thai Beef Nachos

Then I put the idea to rest, kept it to myself, told myself to “Never mention babies and pulley systems to anyone. Ever”, and let it rest for a few days.

Then decided to laughingly tell Ben.

*wait for it.*

Who then confessed to wanting a tiny house, too.

The End.

Thai Beef Nachos

Thai Beef Nachos

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30 Scooped Corn Chips, or regular triangle tortilla chips
1 ½ cups Cheese, shredded
½ pound, Roast Beef, sliced or shredded
½ cup Carrot, shredded
1 Shallot, minced
4-5 leaves Mint, minced
½ cup Cilantro, minced
½ cup Jarred Peanut Sauce
Wedges of Lime for Spritzing
Jarred Sliced Jalapenos


Lay out Scooped corn chips, discarding any broken chips.

In a bowl, toss to combine sliced roast beef, carrot, shallot, mint, and cilantro. Spoon into chip cups or prepare like traditional nachos.

Top with shredded cheese and broil until cheese has melted and begins to bubble.

Remove from oven and drizzle with jarred peanut sauce, spritz with lime and top with sliced jalapeno if desired. Serve immediately and devour.


13 Responses to “Thai Beef Nachos”

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    Shea @ Dixie Chik Cooks — February 7, 2014 @ 6:52 am

    Beautiful nachos! I could eat those for breakfast.

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    Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) — February 7, 2014 @ 7:12 am

    200 square feet?! LOL. I don’t even think I could live in 200 square feet alone. Your pinterest board is super cute though and these nachos look amazing and I’m not even a big beef person!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — February 7, 2014 @ 9:48 am

    Oh my gosh these thai nachos are definitely going to be made in my house this next week.

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — February 7, 2014 @ 10:18 am

    And now I know what I’m making for dinner tonight! YUM!

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    Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic — February 7, 2014 @ 10:42 am

    Sshhh! If you end up is a 200 sq. ft. house in the middle of the Palouse, I’ll fly out to help you rig up that pulley system for…Huck.

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    Sonya — February 7, 2014 @ 11:16 am

    I was also obssessed with the idea of a tiny house for awhile, and even called the city about building codes. Ny husband vetoed it, in part due to resale value. Now that we are settled in a normal sized house, I am so glad we went normal. We really enjoy hosting and having overnight guests. I also have so much kitchen stuff that I actually use, and love. I got rid of a bunch of stuff in my enthusiasm for a tiny house, and ended up having to buy some of it again. My most expensive repurchase was my 12 cup kitchenaid food processor. Well, you live and learn lol.

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    cassie — February 7, 2014 @ 11:26 am

    Totally DYING over these.

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    Gaby — February 7, 2014 @ 4:09 pm

    I’m going to need a big plate of these, like now!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — February 7, 2014 @ 4:53 pm

    I have a weird obsession with tiny houses, but I wouldn’t want to live in one, I like want to live in one for like a week. Also, I love these fancy-time nachos!

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    Tieghan — February 7, 2014 @ 8:02 pm

    These are a game changer right here. EPIC!

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    Alaina {Fabtastic Eats} — February 8, 2014 @ 12:26 pm

    hah! laughing my butt off at your tiny house story! You two are better than me! I couldn’t handle a tiny house, but they’re SO cute!
    These nachos are amazing…the flavors! Ahh some of my favorites!!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — February 9, 2014 @ 12:01 pm

    I’m not going to lie, I hopped on over to your Pinterest page to check out this tiny house idea. These nachos need to meet my plate. Pinned.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — February 23, 2014 @ 6:54 am

    This is such a fantastic idea 🙂 I can’t wait to try out this recipe, I am sure it will be a hit!

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