I really wanted nachos, and I kinda, sorta remembered seeing a recipe for vegetarian nachos on Food Network or something not too long ago. So I decided to take a shot at making my own.
As usual, it was super easy, and the flavors were AMAZING!
I won’t keep you waiting any longer.
Cast Iron Quinoa and Black Bean Nachos
1 bag of tortilla chips of choice
1 chopped small yellow onion
2 teaspoons of cumin
2 teaspoons of paprika
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 teaspoon of chili powder (more to taste)
1 small can of diced chilies
1 diced red pepper
1 can of low sodium black beans (mashed)
2-3 tablespoons of garlic infused olive oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce (trust me on this)
2 cups of cooked quinoa (I found a box of boil in bag quinoa, which took about 10 minutes off my cooking time)
1 cup of Vegan Cheese
3 tablespoons of cilantro (for garnish)
Salsa (for garnish)
Let's Get Cooking!
Place bag of quinoa into a pot of boiling water and let it cook for 10 minutes
While quinoa is cooking, heat flavored olive oil in a skillet for 3 minutes over medium-high heat and add onions and diced red pepper. Cook for 5 minutes
While the quinoa and onion & pepper mixture is cooking, preheat oven to 400 degrees and place tortilla chips into your cast iron skillet
Remove quinoa from water, and add it, along with cumin, paprika, garlic powder, chili powder, diced chilies (not drained) and black beans to skillet with onion & pepper
Mix well, remove from heat and stir in soy sauce
Spoon quinoa and black bean mixture (reserve ¼ cup for later) over chips and sprinkle cheese on top
Place in oven for 10 minutes
Remove from oven, top with remaining quinoa mixture, cilantro, and salsa then enjoy!
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