Vegetarian BBQ Pork Nachos

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It’s summertime, but I have exactly one week before I begin my career as a Beginning Teacher Mentor Coach for our local school board. We moved to north Florida just last month, so I’ve spent most of this summer getting to know our community. We’ve found so many fun places to enjoy outdoor time with the kids, great restaurants to try, local events to meet new people, and of course, we’ve spent time at home as a family. Our backyard is awesome – We are on over a quarter of an acre of land surrounded by tall trees. I even uncovered a small koi pond that was overgrown with shrubbery. I’ve already done a lot of work on it – and it needs a ton more – but I plan to build a deck with a fire pit, construct a playground for the kids, and landscape with native plants. Until that is done, we can still enjoy food in the backyard together.   To try to fit my family’s healthier lifestyle while also making something we could all enjoy, I decided to try a vegetarian version of one of our favorite dishes: nachos!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 package MorningStar Farms® Veggie Pulled Pork
  • 2 bags tortilla chips {your choice of color}
  • 1 can pinto beans
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup fresh corn
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 scallions
  • jalapenos or similar chilies {optional}

Directions:

Gather your ingredients for this awesome recipe. This recipe makes a large portion, one you can easily share next time you entertain guests, but feel free to cut the recipe in half or quarters to enjoy as a great outdoor snack with your kids or by yourself. I purchased one bag of yellow corn tortilla chips and one bag of blue corn tortilla chips. They always say you eat with your eyes first, so why not make it fun and colorful? As for the ingredients, I tried to combine my favorite ingredients you would find at a traditional barbecue {pulled pork, corn on the cob, baked beans, barbecue sauce} with some Tex-Mex favorites {shredded cheese, avocado, chilies} to build the perfect nacho platter!

This is the first time I tried the NEW MorningStar Farms® Veggie Pulled Pork. Carrie was a vegetarian for about 5 years prior to having kids and when Lydia was a baby, so I was used to enjoying a variety of the vegetarian dishes she prepared, but MorningStar Farms products are not only for vegetarians – they are for everyone! I prepared the veggie pulled pork according to the package instructions, and I added 1/4 cup of barbecue sauce.

I laid the tortilla chips on a sheet pan. When you prepare the nachos on a large, flat surface, you get more ingredients per chip. Later, you are free to transfer them to a serving dish where they can be stacked tall.

Add toppings that need to be warmed through. I began with the veggie pulled pork, followed by the pinto beans {reminiscent of the baked beans I devour at barbecues}, the fresh corn that I sliced off the cob, and the Mexican cheese.

I turned my broiler on High, and placed the entire pan of nachos under the broiler for 3 minutes until the cheese melted. You can also place the entire pan of nachos on your grill, cover it for just a few minutes, and remove. This is super convenient when entertaining guests outdoors.

I arranged the nachos on a plate, and then I added the remaining toppings, including the avocado cut into cubes, thinly sliced scallions, sliced fresh Anaheim chilies, and a nice drizzle of barbecue sauce. This recipe made some seriously incredible nachos. If you don’t like pork, try Morningstar Farms® Garden Veggie burgers, grilled and diced, as a great vegetarian alternative on your next platter of nachos!

Ready to shop for delicious MorningStar Farms® products? Hover over the photo above to click through to Walmart.com and purchase them!

You can also head to your local Walmart store to purchase a wide selection of MorningStar Farms® products down the frozen foods aisle. While you’re there, grab the chips, cheese, barbecue sauce, and other ingredients to make these Vegetarian BBQ Pork Nachos.

What’s your favorite summer recipe to enjoy outdoors?

About Richard Wells

Richard Wells is an English teacher, husband, and father of two young children who lives in South Florida.
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