These vegetarian nachos flavored with chipotle chiles have all the heartiness of the beef version. You can also use the spicy bean mixture to fill tacos and burritos. Look for meatless crumbles in the produce section near the tofu and other soy products.
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, undrained
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
8 cups baked corn tortilla chips (6 ounces)
2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
1 cup diced peeled avocado (about 1 medium)
3/4 cup vertically sliced red onion
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
6 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
How to Make It
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray. Add bell pepper, chopped onion, and crumbles; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove 1 chile and 1 tablespoon sauce from can; reserve remaining chiles and sauce for another use. Chop chile; add chile, sauce, beans, and tomatoes to pan. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in cilantro. Arrange 1 1/3 cups chips on each of 6 plates. Top each serving with 1 cup bean mixture, 1/3 cup lettuce, about 2 1/2 tablespoons avocado, 2 tablespoons onion, 2 tablespoons cheese, and 1 tablespoon sour cream.
A good vegetarian diet is likely to be
* lighter and less stressful for the body to deal with;
* more readily digested and absorbed, and therefore more nutritious;
* lower in saturated fat; and
* devoid of excess animal protein, a major cause of calcium loss, osteoporosis and other degenerative diseases.
Really like this. The filling made enough for two of us with extras to freeze. I added a bit of vegetable stock and a couple tablespoons of tomato paste to increase the sauce. Also sauteed fresh garlic with the onions and added cumin and dried oregano, while it was cooking. Tasty!
This was a great recipe - easy to assemble, a nice summer meal, and a lot of flavor. I didn't use the meatless crumbles - there was plenty of "base" for the nachos with the beans, tomatoes & veggies. We'll be having these regularly.
Very good! I don't know that, if I ate meat, I'd be able to tell the difference. Has a nice smokey spice to it which is good but not overpowering. I only added onion & ommitted the bell pepper. Served these as soft taco filling on a whole wheat tortilla w/ homemade guac. Makes alot - at least enough for the 6 servings mentioned.
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