Nacho Same Old Skillet Nachos

Recipe submitted by Daring

Contrary to popular belief, nachos can be dinner. Starring spicy Daring Cajun Pieces, these 20-minute nachos are as easy as 1) pile, 2) broil, 3) devour—and with a single skillet to clean up. Your future self will be forever in your debt.

20 minutes | Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1/2
    pouch , frozen
  • 2 tsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp
    minced red onion
  • 1
    lime
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 tbsp
    chopped scallion
  • 2 tbsp
    chopped pickled jalapeños
  • Tortilla chips (about 4 oz)
  • 3/4 cup
    shredded vegan cheese
  • 1/2 cup
    canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1
    radish, thinly sliced
  • Roughly chopped cilantro or parsley, for garnish
  • Salsa (optional)
  • Lime wedges (optional)
  • 3 oz
    silken tofu
  • 1 tbsp
    lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    chile powder
  • 1 tsp
    room temperature water

Equipment

  • Cast-iron skillet
  • Blender

Method

Step 1

Place a 10” cast iron or oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add the vegetable oil and swirl to coat the skillet evenly. Sear the Daring Pieces for 5 to 6 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and warmed all the way through. Remove to a clean plate and wipe out any excess oil, leaving a thin coat all over to prevent any nachos from sticking.

Daring Cajun Pieces in pan

Step 2

While the Daring Pieces cook, prepare your toppings. Juice 1/2 of the lime into a small bowl, add the minced red onion along with a generous pinch of salt, stir and reserve. Spoon the chopped scallion and jalapeño on top of a cutting board. Using a knife, carefully scrape one side of it against the veggies to create a jalapeño-scallion relish and reserve in a small bowl. You can also combine them in a mortar and pestle if you prefer.

Nacho ingredients

Step 3

When the Daring Pieces are cooked, preheat your broiler on high. To assemble the nachos, layer tortilla chips with shredded vegan cheese inside the oiled skillet for maximum cheesiness. Top with the seared Daring and black beans, and evenly dot the top with the jalapeño-scallion relish. Broil for 4 to 5 minutes, or until the cheese is completely melted and the edges of the chips are beginning to brown. Remove from the broiler and allow to cool slightly.

Nacho ingredients cooking in skillet

Step 4

While the nachos broil, prepare your crema (if using). In the bowl of a food processor or blender, combine the silken tofu, lime juice, chile powder, water and a large pinch of salt. Blend until creamy and smooth, around 30 to 60 seconds.

Vegan crema in immersion blender

Step 5

To garnish your nachos, drizzle with crema and sprinkle with thinly sliced radish and your herb garnish of choice. Serve alongside salsa and lime wedges for squeezing, if desired. If you eat directly out of the skillet, we won’t judge you—just be careful to avoid burning yourself.

Daring nachos and vegan crema

Notes

This recipe is easily doubled (or tripled!) to serve as many people as you’d like. Instead of broiling the nachos in the skillet, assemble them on a large sheet pan.

This recipe features

Daring Cajun Plant Based Vegan Chicken Pieces Pouch

Daring Cajun Pieces

6 x 8oz pouches$45.00