Y’all, it’s that time of year. Sports-centered parties are happening everywhere, and the pinnacle of the season—the Super Bowl—is almost upon us. You know what this means? Awesome nacho snack time! Not that I need an excuse to whip up a delicious plate of vegan nachos…
I recommend using these stellar products to make your journey to Taste Town that much easier: Larry’s Southwestern Chipotle Sauce, Atlantic Natural Foods 5-Bean Chili, and Beanfields Chips! These snack staples are a phenomenal foundation on which to build your pile of nacho goodness.
The chipotle sauce pairs perfectly with the substantial, savory chili while the chips bring a gluten-free, corn-free crunch to the dish. Add a few of your favorite toppings, including my homemade spicy nacho sauce, and these nachos will be gone in minutes.
Of course, you can use vegan cheese shreds instead of the cheese sauce for an even shorter prep time. That is, if you’ve got the patience to let the cheese melt. Here’s a photo summary of what you’re working with:
- 1 C. Non-Dairy Milk
- ¼ C. Nutritional Yeast
- 1 T. Tomato Paste
- 1 T. Pickled Jalapenos, Minced (Optional)
- 1 tsp. Lemon Juice
- ½ tsp. Onion Powder
- ¼ tsp. Garlic Powder
- ½ tsp. (or to taste) Sea Salt
- 1 T. Organic Corn Starch
- ¼ tsp. Turmeric for color (Optional)
- 1- 6 oz. Bag of Beanfields Unsalted Chips
- 1 C. Atlantic Natural Foods 5-Bean Chili
- ⅓ C. Larry's Southwestern Chipotle Sauce
- ¼ C. Sliced Avocado
- 1-2 T. Green Onions, Diced
- Dollop of Vegan Sour Cream (Optional)
- Slices of Pickled Jalapeno (Optional)
- Place all ingredients for the nacho sauce into a small pan or pot, and whisk together until smooth, over medium heat.
- Bring to a boil and adjust heat to low-medium, stirring occasionally. Simmer for 10 minutes, or until the sauce has reduce by nearly a ⅓ and has thickened.
- Preheat oven to 350F and get out a small baking sheet.
- In a small sauce pan, stir together the 5-Bean Chili and Chipotle sauce, over medium heat. Cook until it becomes hot, then take it off of the stove.
- Spread ½ of the bag of chips out over the baking sheet, then carefully spoon ½ of the chili chipotle mixture over the chips. Spoon ¼ C. of Nacho Cheese Sauce over the chili.
- Next, top the cheese with the remaining chips, then chili and cheese. Place in oven and bake for 5 minutes.
- Once they're done baking, top with the avocado, green onions, vegan sour cream and jalapenos. Serve warm, with a cold beverage!