Loaded Nachos with Beefless Ground

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My family loves Mexican food. We’ve consumed our fair share of fajitas from El Agave and one more than a few occasions have used the kitchen island to set up a taco bar. We also love meat, especially red meat.

But in my quest to be a positive role model for my daughter, I started making small changes to improve my overall health. I have restricted myself to one can of Diet Coke per day and increased my water intake. Instead of eating chips and dip for lunch (my absolute favorite snack), I grab a few chips and throw some lean protein on it, in the form of  Gardein Beefless Ground.

anatomy of loaded nachos

I know, I know. You’re wondering what the heck is beefless ground and why is this self-proclaimed meat lover is putting it on her nachos. Well, if I’ve learned anything in my 40 years, it’s that before you pass judgment on a food, you try it for yourself.

What’ll you find is this stuff is pretty darn good.

And that it’s a certified vegan product that is a garden grown protein. Yup, you read that right…it’s made from non-GMO soybeans. Another bonus, it has less fat and calories that meat with no cholesterol. It’s basically a healthier, more convenient way to eats foods that you like. Which means you can eat more of it, right? 🙂

Now for the record, I did not eat this entire plate of loaded nachos. I considered it. More than once but decided just because something is better for you, doesn’t mean you should eat 4x as much!

Loaded Nachos with Beefless Ground
Recipe type: vegetarian
Cuisine: Mexican
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Loaded nachos are healthier with Gardein Beefless Ground.
  • 1 pkg Gardein Beefless Ground (found in the freezer section)
  • 1 bag nacho chips
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • sour cream
  • cheddar cheese
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced
  • taco seasoning
  • black olives, drained and sliced
  1. Cook Gardein Beefless Ground according to package instructions, adding taco seasoning and ⅔ cups water.
  2. Spread tortilla chips on a platter and sprinkle beefless ground over the chips.
  3. Sprinkle remaining ingredients and serve.

Not only is Gardein Beefless Ground better for you, it’s less expensive as well. For less than I would pay for a lb. of ground beef, I was able to have enough beefless ground for two huge servings of loaded nachos. Plus, for a limited time there is a $1.00 coupon off any Gardein product, making it even more affordable.

I’m looking forward to trying more products from the Gardein family. Next on the list: crispy chick’n patties. I have a feeling these will be a regular on my grocery list…

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