Quick and Easy Bean Nachos

It’s been very quiet in here lately. The end of the year craziness will do that to a blog I guess. Rest assured I’m still cooking delicious food for my little family – if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you’ll see some pics of it there.
I did a Facebook Live this afternoon as I was preparing this for an afternoon tea/early dinner for the kids before Little Athletics. I like to make sure they’ve had a good feed before we go to avoid the hassling for junk from the canteen, and this fits the bill perfectly. It also makes a great meat-free Monday meal in a hurry. To keep it real, I will tell you that the fussy 6 year old does not eat the beans and tomatoes, so I always make sure to serve the typical raw veggie plate alongside.

Here’s the recipe if you’d like to whip them up yourself…


Quick & Easy Bean Nachos



Ingredients:
1 onion, finely diced
1 clove garlic, minced (or 1/2 tsp garlic powder)
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt (more or less to taste)
Pinch ground chilli (more if you’re not feeding kids!)
1 tin cannellini (or kidney) beans, rinsed and drained
1 tin diced tomatoes
Olive oil
To serve:
Tortilla chips
Grated cheese
Avocado, mashed with lemon or lime juice
Natural or Greek yoghurt

Method:
1. Sautee diced onion in olive oil until soft.
2. Add garlic and spices. Cook until fragrant.
3. Add beans and tomatoes and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened
4. To serve, arrange tortilla chips in an oven-proof dish (I use a Pyrex pie dish), leaving a hollow in the middle. Spoon bean mix into the hollow and top with grated cheese. Melt cheese under grill (or use oven if beans need to be heated through as well).

5. Serve with mashed avocado and a dollop of yogurt. My husband and I like to add some Tabasco sauce or some chopped jalapeños too.

Bean mix can be prepped ahead and refrigerated or frozen until needed. It also makes a great wrap or quesadilla filling.

Enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “Quick and Easy Bean Nachos

  1. freshfastfrugal says:

    This among would serve my husband and I with some leftover. Our kids don’t eat the bean mix, so I serve some with just cheese for them. If you’re feeding more than just a couple of adults. I would probably double the recipe. Any leftovers freeze well or make a great filling for wraps for lunches.

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