Gluten Free Vegan Sloppy Joe Nachos
As a rule, I don’t believe in the concept of “kid food.” My children just ate food; the same food we grown-ups ate. I never thought I needed to “dumb down” their food choices and as a result, limit their palates.
Having said that, I am also a huge fan of food that would normally be considered “kid food.” Like sloppy Joes. Seriously, I love them.
I also love nachos. Nachos are almost the perfect food – everything you would want to eat in one tasty bite.
I decided to try to put these two foods together. And I needed to make the dish vegan. A challenge, yes. Impossible, no!
In place of ground beef, typically used in both sloppy Joes and nachos, I used Kim’s Simple Meals Burger mix – a vegan, healthy meat alternative with no soy.
If you feel the need to give your children “kid food,” these Gluten Free Vegan Sloppy Joe Nachos are one great suggestion. And a lot healthier than a lot of other choices. And the best part? I think you’re gonna love them too!
- 1 8-ounce package Kim’s Simple Meals Homestyle Burger mix
- 1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
- 1 12-ounce bag gluten free corn tortilla chips
- 1 15-ounce can black beans rinsed and drained
- 1 cup vegan mozzarella cheese shreds
- 1 cup vegan cheddar cheese shreds
- ½ cup salsa
- ¼ cup pickled jalapeño slices
Prepare the Homestyle Burgers according to the package instructions. Crumble into small pieces.
In a large skillet, combine the tomato sauce, ketchup, and the onion, garlic, chili, and mustard powders. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, add the crumbled Homestyle Burgers and let simmer for 10 minutes.
Put a large oven-proof skillet in the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. When the oven has preheated, remove the skillet and fill with the tortilla chips. Pour the sauce over the chips, then pour the beans over the sauce and sprinkle the cheeses evenly over the top. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes or until the cheese melts.
Top with the salsa and jalapeño slices. Serve immediately.
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