One memory that will live with me forever, is the time I spent teaching a Grade 2 class in Tela, Honduras. I had no idea what I was doing but the kids were resilient, the parents incredibly active in their children's education, and somehow we all survived.
For special occasions, some of the Mum's would bring delicious food to share with the class. I thought I had lost this recipe, but I just found it hidden in a safe place in my backpack. We hope you enjoy this Honduran version of nachos!!
2 x cloves of garlic
500g Ground beef (mince)
1 x Onion
1 x Tomato
1-2 beef stock cubes
Salt and pepper to season
500ml chicken stock
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1. Finely dice the garlic, onion, tomato and chilli.
2. Add everything except the tomato paste to a large pot, over medium heat and stir regularly.
3. When the meat is cooked through, add the tomato paste.
4. When the sauce is reduced it is ready to eat.
5. Serve on top of 'tajadas de platano' (fried plantain) with grated cheese.
About the Chef
Katia's son, Jared, was one of my students in Honduras and she frequently visited the classroom to deliver lunches and to make sure her child was exceeding in his lessons. Jared and I share a birthday together so, when our day came around, Katia made this tasty dish for the class to enjoy which was followed by an amazing chocolate cake!