RecipeBetter-for-You Loaded Nachos

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 380
  • Protein: 17 g
  • Total Fat: 21 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 15 g
    • Saturated Fat: 6 g
  • Cholesterol: 10 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 35 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3 g
  • Total Sugar: 1 g
    • Natural Sugar: 1 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 500 mg

Indulge in a fiesta of flavors with this mouthwatering recipe! This rendition takes nachos to a whole new level by incorporating a plant-based meat replacement. I sauté the Beyond Beef crumbles with Tex-Mex flavorings—hello, zesty taco seasoning, ground cumin, lime juice, and zest—and spoon it over a bed of crunchy tortilla chips. Then, as the chef of your “nacho masterpiece,” you have the freedom to adorn them with an array of topping options. Picture this: sliced jalapeños for a spicy kick, black beans for added protein and fiber, sweet corn for a burst of freshness, aromatic cilantro and/or scallions, and a generous sprinkling of shredded Mexican cheese blend or a drizzle of queso for that ooey-gooey goodness.

Feeling saucy? When your nachos come out of the oven, you can elevate the experience with dollops of salsa, or add a cooling contrast with swirls of tangy Greek yogurt or light sour cream. Also, when I can find ripe avocados at the market, I love to chop them up and scatter them over the finished nachos before adding spoonfuls of sauce.

Watching your carb intake? Here’s a clever suggestion: Simply swap out the tortilla chips for quartered bell peppers (place cut-sides facing up), and you’ll transform this indulgence into a lower-carb dish without sacrificing flavor or satisfaction.

While nachos seem to be synonymous with football season, they’re seriously perfect for every season…or any time you have a hankering for hearty comfort food.

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This recipe makes 6 to 8 servings

• 1 medium onion, diced
• 16 ounces (1 package) Beyond Beef
• 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
• 1 tablespoon cumin
• 1 tablespoon lime juice
• 1 teaspoon lime zest
• Salt and pepper to taste
• 1 bag (12 ounces) tortilla chips
• 1 cup cheese, shredded Mexican blend or queso
• Optional toppings: black beans, corn, diced tomato, chopped scallions, minced cilantro, sliced jalapeños
• Optional garnishes: Greek yogurt, salsa, hot sauce, chopped avocado


Liberally mist a large skillet with oil spray. Add onion and cook about 2 minutes. Add plant-based Beyond Beef and cook about 2 minutes, breaking up into smaller pieces as it browns.  Add taco seasoning, cumin, lime juice and lime zest. Cook about 4 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Preheat oven to 425˚

Spread tortilla chips on large baking sheet (or 2 smaller) in a single layer and spoon seasoned beef crumbles on top. Add cheese and optional toppers, and bake for about 10 minutes, until chips are golden and crispy and cheese is melty.

Top with preferred garnishes and dig in!

Nutrition information provided for 8 servings.

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