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
- 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.