Vegetarian “Cheeseburger” Nachos #BeyondMeat

Vegetarian "Cheeseburger" Nachos

Ground beef is an easy, go-to dinner staple. As a kid it was on the table several nights a week. Between burgers, nachos, tacos, meatloaf, and pasta, most of my favorite meals consisted of ground beef.

However, it’s not the healthiest ingredient. It is high in fat and calories; beyond that, I feel like it’s recalled all the time, so it’s kind of scary to eat. I don’t know about you, but I try to avoid danger on the dinner table at all costs.

That doesn’t mean I don’t crave the taste and texture of ground beef on a regular basis. Now instead of depriving myself, I can turn to BeyondMeat’s Beefy Crumbles!

BeyondMeat’s mission is to improve human health, positively impact climate change, conserve natural resources, and respect animal welfare with mass market products that replace animal protein with plant protein. Sounds like a plan to me!

Bill Gates and the Twitter founders are investors in BeyondMeat, so you know BeyondMeat is an up and coming company ready to hit the big time! Plus BeyondMeat has been featured on the Today show (which is how I start every morning) and in the New York Times.

Beefy Crumbles are the only gluten-free and soy-free ground beef substitute on the market. It is awesome that these are friendly to so many special diets. They are made with non-GMO pea protein. They also pack in all the protein of ground beef without any cholesterol or saturated or trans fat. In fact, they only have half of the fat of ground beef.  Check out their store locator to find out where you can pick up a bag!

Vegetarian Cheeseburger Nachos

Beefy Crumbles totally satisfy that ground beef craving with their meaty texture and taste. Especially in my Vegetarian “Cheeseburger” Nachos. Why not combine two of the world’s most awesome foods in one great snack or meal??? This easy to make dish is sure to please kids and adults alike, keep everyone coming back to the table for seconds, and keep everyone in the dark on the fact they aren’t even eating meat!

Vegetarian Cheeseburger Nachos

Feel free to customize your nachos with whatever topping you like on your burger. I kept it classic with cheese, tomato, pickle, ketchup, and mustard. Lettuce, onion, avocado, and even veggie bacon would be welcome additions as well. It’s your creation!

BeyondMeat has also been kind enough to provide a giveaway! Everyone who enters will receive a coupon for a free BeyondMeat product, five people will receive a gift bag with BeyondMeat t-shirts, hats, and coupons, and one lucky person will receive a $100 gift card to the BeyondMeat retail partner of their choosing. Use the widget below to enter!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by BeyondMeat, but all opinions, as always, are mine!

Vegetarian Cheeseburger Nachos

Vegetarian “Cheeseburger” Nachos

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 cups BeyondMeat Beefy Crumbles

Corn tortilla chips

Sliced or grated Colby Jack cheese

3 tomatoes, cut into wedges

2 pickles, sliced

Ketchup

Mustard

Instructions

Preheat a medium skillet over medium heat. When warm, add the oil and then the Crumbles. Cook, stirring frequently, until heated through.

Place the corn tortilla chips on a large, microwave-safe plate or serving platter. Top with the heated Crumbles. Place cheese in an even layer over Crumbles. Microwave the plate for about 1 minute until the cheese is fully melted.

Arrange tomatoes around the plate. Top with pickles. Drizzle ketchup and mustard over nachos. Top with any additional or alternate toppings you desire. Serve immediately.

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Comments

  1. I you should do a post on living a “special” life. I think it’s inspiring and. That a lot of people living with something like you could benefit from!!!!

  2. I usually grind my own meat in order to avoid bacteria, pink slime, and so forth. But I’m always open to alternatives, particularly ones that are healthier. Haven’t heard of Beef Crumbles, but it sounds interesting. Thanks for the heads up, and the great nachos recipe!

    • Great idea to grind your own meat. I’m not sure if I want to go through all the hassle, but it’s something I’ve thought about often. You should do a post on grinding your own meat!

  3. This looks like a great product to use, I am so not into lots of beef so this is a great idea!

  4. Debbie Eccard says:

    I will try this for sure. Thanks.

  5. This looks really good. I need to try it even though I am not vegetarian.

  6. I’m always so wary of vegan crumbles as they contain either too much soy or GMO’s.
    I can’t have a lot of soy, it really messes up my hormones. That said, I’m so glad that more and more companies are making fake meat with no soy. I saw this tasty beef stick that was made with seitan. Oh that was good

  7. ooh loving the sound of cheeseburger nachos.. definitely craving nachos now!

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