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Monday, November 7, 2011

{Vegetarian} Nachos

My husband and I were having some friends over for dinner to watch a football game and I told my husband I didn't know what I should make. He said, "Can we have vegetarian nachos?" It's not often my husband requests something for dinner or asks for something we have not had before. He wanted "game food" but he wanted it to be vegetarian for sure. I decided I had to try and come up with something that even our non-vegetarian friends would enjoy. IT WORKED! Vegetarian Nachos are a new family favorite.

Vegetarian Nachos

1 large bag of tortilla chips

Taco Seasoned Lentils

1 cup of lentils
1-2 TBS olive oil
1 10 oz a can of rotel, blended
1/2 TBS chili powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp paprika
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

1. Rinse lentils well. Then place in pot and cover with about 2 inches of water. Bring to a boil and cook for about 10 minutes. Drain and return lentils to the pot.

2. Add the olive oil, rotel and spices and mix well. Add 1 cup of water and let lentils cook on medium to medium-low heat for about an hour. Check regularly to make sure the water hasn't cooked out completely. Add a little more water if needed through out the cooking process. Lentils are done when they are al dente (to your liking) and the water is almost all the way cooked out.

Salty Beans

Spicy Corn

Cheese Sauce (or Cilantro Bean Dip to keep this Vegan)

3 TBS butter
3 TBS flour
1 1/2 cup milk
2 1/2 cups shredded cheese (I used a combination of cheddar, monterey jack, and pepper jack)
salt and pepper (optional)
hot sauce (optional)

1. Melt butter in a sauce pan. Add flour and whisk together to make a rue.

2. When rue is bubbling, remove from heat and slowly add milk while whisking. Return to heat. Continue stirring until mixture is thick.

3. Add cheese and seasonings and stir until cheese is completely melted.

Garnish Nachos with any of the following:

Sour Cream (NOT vegan)
Pico de Gallo
Suped-Up Guacamole
Tomatoes, chopped
Scallions, chopped
Black Olives, chopped
Jalepenos, small diced
Extra Cheese, shredded (NOT vegan)

Spread chips onto a large plate. Top with cheese sauce (or cilantro bean dip). Add favorite toppings. DEVOUR!!!!

Two 2 year olds LOVED this, direct quote, "I YIKE DIS!" Our non-vegetarian friends really liked it (OK, they could have been just being nice, but they went back for seconds....) and my husband and I couldn't get enough.

*You could also use these same ingredients for tacos, burritos...lots of different things. Hope you enjoy!

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