Posts Tagged ‘Vegetarian. Food. Black Beans’

Flexitarian Nachos


One of the common staples in our pantry is dried beans. Beans are a substitute for meat in our meals 3-4 days a week. They are so easy, cheap and delicious. I bought a 1lb. bag of black beans for less than a dollar. Soaked overnight, rinsed and cooked in a crockpot on low for eight hours.

Add beans, green peppers, onions, salsa, sour cream, cheese on your favorite chips and voila vegetarian nachos.

It’s very easy to have delicious meatless meals. This meal is can easily adapted from traditional nachos with shredded chicken or beef to vegetarian if you substitute the beans. It can then be converted to vegan if you buy friendly tortilla chips, omit the cheese (or substitute with vegan “cheese”) and replace sour cream with guacamole.

Even better, I was able to freeze the left over beans and will get at least two more meals from it. For a dollar Im pretty pleased. If I would have bought a pound ground beef I would have used it all and it would have cost 3x as much.

I’m not making recipes that are going to be famous on pinterest, but they still taste good, they’re cheap and they feed my family.