Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Traditional Nachos

So, we finally had another nacho night. It's been too long since the last one. For those new to my nacho experiences, I make a big platter of nachos, put it on the ottoman in the living room, and we all sit on the floor and watch a movie while munching. It's fun, it's messy, and it tastes good! This time we watched an episode of NCIS off of one of SR's DVDs, her fave show. I like to make variations of nachos, but I stuck to the traditional kind for this batch. It was gobbled up very quickly.

Traditional Nachos

Big bag of corn tortilla chips
1 - 29 oz. can of vegetarian refried beans (or homemade)
1 pkg. of Follow Your Heart Vegan Gourmet cheese, cheddar style, finely shredded
Pickled jalapeno slices
1 15 oz. can of black olives, sliced in thirds
2 fresh tomatoes, diced
3 green onions, sliced
Vegan sour cream


Preheat the top broiler, making sure the rack is in the second position from the top. Heat up the refried beans in a small pot. In a large platter, cover the bottom with a few big handfuls of chips. Spread the beans over the chips, and sprinkle the cheese on top of the beans. Broil for three to five minutes, until the cheese melts. Bring out of the oven, and add the rest of the ingredients, amount to your liking. Surround the inside of the platter with chips, in a ring, and a few in the center as garnish. Tote along a second bowl of chips, and dig in! The ones on the bottom become deliciously soaked with the full flavor of the nachos, and are fun to eat, despite them being firm-challenged. Feeds five hungry, grabby, selfish vegans.


  1. Pickled jalapenos? That's where my brain is now stuck. Pickled jalapenos. Pickled jalapenos. Sounds so good.

  2. Your nachos always look so full of yumminess! I can imagine it must be a really fun family activity. I love those pickled jalapenos too.

    Hey, what happened the the question of the day series?

  3. I'm such a sucker for Nachos! Has to be a favorite of mine. Love your traditional version :) Yum!

  4. I love nachos, and it has been forever since I have had them. I need to get some more cheese (vegan of course), so I can make some. Yours looks so yummy!!!!

  5. sounds like a really fun night, what movie:)?

  6. I love nachos in the oven! There's no other way to get them so crisp. I'm a follow your heart fan, too, unless I can get my hands on nacho Teese - which I've only found in town once.

    I can imagine this would be a hit with your family the way pizza delivery night was a hit when I was young!

  7. its great to establish good homesome traditions. I bet your youngins' will be passing this down to their kids..

  8. Lucky Blessings! They don't even have to eat at the dining room table!

  9. Andrea, pickled jalapenos, yep. They're more mild than fresh ones for the shorter people in the house.

    Rose, we love nachos! As for the q of the day, my girls seemed a bit embarrassed, so I've held off. Their q's were ones they posed to me, and they didn't realize the whole world would see them. I wondered if anyone would notice, and I actually thought of you being the one!

    Maggie, Thank you! Nice to see you again!

    Michelle at LLV, thanks, now go make some!

    Michelle at DD, We watched an NCIS episode, SR's fave show. She has seasons on DVD. I'm going to edit that in the top, thanks.

    Jessica, I like follow your heart better than daiya, actually. We don't have teese in town, but I don't see what the big deal is about daiya. It's so expensive, too tangy, and I can get this cheese to melt just as well. Anyways, hooray for nachos!

    FF, You bet!

    Millie, I hope they like this tradition. I would be honored if it was passed down.

    S.V., I'm a casual mom, that's for sure.