Bean and Lentil Nachos


Ingredients

  • 1-2 tsp olive or grapeseed oil
  • ½ white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ small can green chiles
  • 1 14 oz can black beans
  • 1 14 oz can lentils
  • ½ bell pepper
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat and lightly oil a large pan over medium-high heat. Finely dice 1/2 white onion. Add it to the pan. Mince the garlic then stir it into the onion, along with 1/2 can of green chilies. Drain and rinse the beans and lentils then add them to the pan. Stir in the bell pepper, taco seasoning. tomato paste, water, lime juice, and smoked paprika. Reduce heat to medium and let cook for 5 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired. Add smoked paprika for smokiness, salt to increase flavor, or lime juice for more tang.
  2. Divide the tortilla chips across two baking sheets. Add dollops of the bean and lentil mixture evenly over the chips. Sprinkle 1 cup of vegan cheddar across each pan and bake for 10 minutes. While the nachos bake, mince the cilantro and slice the avocado. Garnish the nachos with sour cream, cilantro, and avocado then dig in!
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