Baseball fans, gather round! The ultimate championship baseball series has finally arrived and it’s going to be the most exciting one yet this year. Whether or not your favorite team made it, this set of games are definitely a suspenseful affair worth gathering around the TV for. As we wait in anticipation, many questions are sure to pop up. How many home runs will we see? Who will take the victory this year? And the real question begs: what will we be eating? Even if you can’t make it to the actual game, making your own party eats are the next best thing. No baseball game is complete without nachos on hand and this week’s recipe is sure to hit it out of the ballpark. This is our quick, easy and (slightly more) healthy take on nachos which are layered with plenty of toppings including corn, chiles, tomatoes and cheese and then baked onto a sheet pan. Once finished in the oven, take the sheet right out of the oven while it’s still hot and bubbly and serve it in front of the television for everyone to enjoy family style. This recipe is vegetarian but you can easily customize it to suit everyone’s tastes.
Whether you like your chiles mild, medium or hot, Melissa’s has a vast selection of chiles and peppers ranging from common jalapeno chiles to specialty finds like bhut jolokias chiles and shishito peppers. Chiles play an important role in many cuisines and are integral to giving dishes extra flavor and heat. These pulled pork nachos definitely get that extra kick of spice from the addition of chile peppers. You can use any of your favorite chiles for this recipe but we highly recommend either jalapenos, Anaheim chiles or Serrano chiles. Each chile pepper brings a different kind of flavor and heat. If you’re looking for something on the mild side with a slight sweetness, Anaheim chiles are a great versatile choice. Jalapenos have more of that extra kick and boast a green vegetable flavor. If you want to take things even further up a notch, then throw in some Serrano chiles if you dare. They have a Scoville rating ranging from 10,000 to 25,000 making them some of the hottest chiles commonly available.
Vegetarian Sheet Pan Nachos
Yields: 8 servings
- Tortilla chips
- 1 medium red onion, diced
- 2 Jalapeno chiles or Anaheim chiles or Serrano chiles, sliced
- 1 package of taco seasoning
- 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed or 1 package of the Steamed Six Bean Medley
- 1 cup of Cheddar cheese
- 1 cup of corn kernels
- 3 tablespoons of sour cream
- Tomatoes, diced
- Avocados, diced
- Cilantro, chopped
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly spray with cooking spray or drizzle oil onto a baking sheet.
2. Spread the tortilla chips onto one layer onto the baking sheet. Top with the cheese, corn and black beans.
3. Bake the tortilla chips for around 6 to 8 minutes until the cheese has melted and becomes bubbly.
4. Remove from the heat and top with the avocados, onions, tomatoes, chiles, cilantro and sour cream. Serve immediately.