Sunday, November 13, 2011

Elektra Nachos

Craving junk food?  Something salty, cheesy, and with enough vegetables to pretend that it's remotely healthy?  Then look no further!  I present you with nachos, Elektra Nachos to be precise:

I was going to make a casserole, but then tortilla chips came up in conversation and that's it, there was no escaping this.  Named in honor of:
And find me she did... My tastebuds that is!

one big bowl.

1 bag tortilla chips of your choosing
2 medium tomatoes chopped
1 small red onion chopped
1 cup of black beans
3 cups spinach (baby leaves make it easier, or chop adult ones up)
3/4 c-1 cup pepperjack daiya cheese
sour cream to serve

1. Heat oven to 350F. Chop all your veggies if you haven't.

Rinse and drain the beans and get the tortilla chips out.

2. Start layering!  Start with a base of tortilla chips in some sort of casserole dish.  Something deep or at least with high sides.
3. Then add some spinach, followed by tomatoes and onions and beans.  The spinach should go next to create help create a bed where the smaller chopped veggies and beans won't fall through. 

4. Sprinkle on some Daiya, about 1/4 cup

5. Repeat the layering until the bowl is full.  Definitely leave a cheesy layer on top.  Bake at 350F for about 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted. 
Remove from oven and cool about 3 minutes or so or you will burn your tongue. 

Truly delicious!

And, because I can't resist, let me picture it with the kick-ass coffee table. 
 Yummy... I'm getting hungry just looking at this!

Some of you wonder, what "sour cream" do you use? And what the heck is "Daiya".  Nothing like a picture to show you:
There are other sour creams out there, Follow Your Heart makes a really good one, but Publix only has Tofutti. Not that I'm complaining, because they at least have it!  And, specifically the non-hydrogenated version which is excellent.  They also carry Gardein!  Now if they carried Daiya, we'd be set!!

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