Sometimes we flinch when our answer to “What’s for dinner?!” is “Nachos”.  But then … “Yaaaaay!” everytime.  Its just so easy we feel guilty.  And not the healthiest, but far from unhealthy (pardon the bad phone pic).  To boot, this is totally a meal that the little ones can help with.


Ingredients, at a minimum:

  • tortilla chips
  • black and/or pinto beans (drained from a can for quickness, or soaked and cooked if you have them prepared)
  • shredded cheese (or faux cheese)

Layer things as much as you want on a baking pan starting with a layer of chips on the bottom.  Layering chips really thin on the bottom then layering a few more chips through the layering of other stuff as you go helps to make a nice connected pile.

Throw in the oven at 350 for about 15 minutes.  Remove from oven, disperse to plates and then add other ingredients:

  • sour cream
  • avocado
  • salsa
  • tofu or tempeh crumbled
  • shredded chicken, beef, veggie burger crumbles, chipped bacon, fish, if you want to go all out
  • scallions, tomatoes, corn, chopped fresh greens, rice, and on and on

But obviously, only bake/warm the warm stuff and add the fresh and cool stuff as toppings on the plates.

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