We love to have sports parties in our house. During football season we have football parties, basketball season brings basketball parties etc. Lately we have been having lots of basketball parties as we watched the Golden State Warriors win the NBA Finals. Congrats Warriors! During these sports parties the 3 of us pile on the couch and eat snacks and/or dinner while we watch the game. Trey’s favorite game time food in vegan nachos. On Sunday night we watched the game with a big platter of vegan nachos. I make my own cheese sauce with Beyond Meat crumbles (recipe below) and pour it over warmed chips, melted Daiya shreds and black beans. On top we add salsa, olives, guacamole, vegan sour cream and pickled jalapenos. It is great game day food, whatever game you are into.
The cheese sauce is very easy to make. I make a variation of this for my Mac & Cheese recipes as well. For nachos I blend the ingredients in the blender, heat it over the stove and then stir in cooked Beyond Meat crumbles. If your not in the mood for a full plate of nachos you can take the cheese mixture and use it as a dip for chips. You can also omit the Beyond Meat if you like.
I like to warm the chips, a small amount of daiya shreds and black beans in the oven first. Then I pour the hot cheese mixture over the warmed chips. My Rottweiler, Lana, loves chips. She snuck into the picture below as she hoped a chip would fall on its way into the oven.
The remainder of the toppings are cold. I love the contrast of the hot and cold ingredients. In our house we like to add olives, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, cilantro and pickled jalapenos. You can add any toppings your family enjoys. Sometimes I will take the large platter of nachos and divide them onto smaller plates so everyone can add their toppings of choice. For instance I am not a sour cream fan and Trey hates guacamole. We normally just eat around what we don’t love on the big platter, but personalized nacho plates are great if you have the time.
Try out these nachos the next time you are watching (or playing) a game with your friends and family.
- ½ cup Raw Cashews
- 2 cups Water
- 1 cup Nutritional Yeast
- 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoon Onion Granules
- ¼ teaspoon Garlic Granules
- ½ teaspoon Ground Cumin
- ½ teaspoon Chili Powder
- 2 cups Beyond Meat, cooked
- Add all ingredients except Beyond Meat to a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Add mixture from the blender into a medium sized saucepan over medium high heat. Whisk sauce continuously until it becomes thick. This normally takes 5-7 minutes. Stir in cooked Beyond Meat. Serve as a dip with chips or pour over chips to make vegan nachos.