Sunday, May 2, 2010

Meatless Monday: Vegetarian Chili Nachos

Sometimes there's nothing like the guilty pleasure of a big plate of nachos. Especially when you don't have to feel guilty about it!

The nice thing about this recipe is that it is also vegetarian. You can feel free to adapt it to your own tastes, or to use it as an appetizer instead of a meal, but this way is perfect for a Meatless Monday meal. That's especially the case if you're in a hurry because this is so quick and easy to put together.

Also, while there is a lot of prepared food in this, you can also make it with nearly all homemade ingredients. You can use the original or make a vegetarian version of my chili or black beans. And try making some of your own salsa, it's easy and better than the jarred stuff. I haven't tried making more own tortillas yet, but if you have, try cutting them up and toasting them yourself.

And, for the guiltless part, one-fourth of this recipe is only 364 calories with 9 grams of fat and 10 of fiber.

Vegetarian Nachos
Makes 4 servings or 8 as an appetizer
6 ounces (about 2/3 of a bag) Tostitos Baked Scoops
1 15-ounce can vegetarian chili
1/2 a sweet onion, sliced
2 jalapenos, sliced
2 ounces shredded low-fat Mexican blend cheese
1/4 cup light sour cream
1/2 cup salsa

Preheat oven to 350F. Heat chili in a small pot. On a baking sheet lined with foil, layer chips, chili, onions, jalapeno and cheese. Bake until cheese is melted and everything is heated through. Top with sour cream and salsa.

Deal of the Day: I'm looking at this for making tortillas.


DailyChef said...

Definitely the healthiest nachos I've ever seen! Very impressive.

Jennifer@womanvfood said...

Yup, it's official. I'm having these as soon as I land on US soil!

Mother Rimmy said...

You can't miss with a big plate of Nachos, especially when they're calorie friendly. :)

Lori Lynn said...

Sounds good with all those ingredients, no meat necessary!

Scott K said...

thanks all!

penny aka jeroxie said...

Definitely do not require any meat.

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