Named for the Greek heir and playboy, Stavros Niarchos, this week's nacho creation is a delectable mix of Greek ingredients. I topped crispy pita with a spicy ground lamb mixture. Instead of using cheddar or Monterey jack, I used salty feta and creamy goat cheese. A "salsa" of fresh tomatoes and kalamata olives finished off the dish. Hot pepperoncinis replaced pickled jalapeños as a heat-inducing garnish.
These nachos were insanely scrumptious. While munching, I couldn't help but wonder why more people don't make Greek nachos? They're to die for. Trust me, run to the grocery store, you must make these nachos! They'd be an excellent starter to a Mediterranean barbecue. For the recipe details, read more.
1 package pita bread Serves 2-4.
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper to taste
2 cloves garlic, grated
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3/4 lb ground lamb
A pinch of cinnamon
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2-1 cup beef stock, enough to moisten
1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2-1 cup crumbled goat cheese
1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, chopped
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 vine-ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup peppercini, seeded and chopped, or pepperoncini rings
1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
1 package pita bread