This super simple and easy yet delicious vegan nachos recipe will be your ultimate favorite - whether it's for a gathering, gameday, your family, or just a big plate just for yourself! These oven baked Mexican nachos are made with fresh air fried corn tortilla chips, topped with vegan ground beef, melted cheese, black beans and vibrant veggies.
Course: Appetizer | Main Course | Side Dish | Snack
Serving Size: 2
4-5Corn Tortilla Chips(cut into ⅛ wedges)
½canBlack Beans(drained and rinsed)
¼cupVegan Ground Beef
Mexican Shredded Cheese
¼Red Onion, chopped
Fresh Cilantro, chopped
Start off by prepping your vegetables. The amount you use will be dependent on how much you want and your preferences!
I chopped up roughly 1/4 red onion, 1/2 sliced jalapeño, 1/2 avocado, 1/2 a lime, and a handful of fresh cilantro.
¼ Red Onion, chopped, ½ Jalapeño, sliced, ½ Avocado, cubed, ½ Lime, juiced, Fresh Cilantro, chopped
Air Fried Corn Tortilla Chips
Grab roughly 4-5 slices of fresh corn tortillas. Cut into wedges of 8. Lay onto your air fryer tray or baking sheet. Spray with olive oil, toss, and spray again, until all the wedges are evenly coated. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt.
4-5 Corn Tortilla Chips
Add to your air fryer and set to 375* and cook for 3-4 minutes. Be careful to keep an eye on it because every air fryer is different based on size! You can also bake it in the oven for roughly the same amount of time but you may need to flip them over halfway through cooking.
Baked Nachos in the Toaster Oven
Open your can of black beans, drain and rinse. Once your air fried corn tortilla chips are ready, they’re ready to bake in the oven!
½ can Black Beans
Lay out the tortilla chips in your baking sheet and top with your black beans, Vegan Ground Beef, and Mexican shredded cheese. Bake at 350* in the oven for 6-8 minutes.
¼ cup Vegan Ground Beef, Mexican Shredded Cheese
Finally, add in all of your toppings! Red onion, jalapeño slices, avocado, salsa, and cilantro. Finally squeeze on some fresh lime juice
Extra Notes & Tips
The best way to ensure your corn tortilla chips don’t get soggy, you want to make sure you air fry them after you have prepped all of your toppings. Crisping the chips don’t take long so you want to make sure everything is ready to go! Ensure none of your toppings are too juicy, for example, your salsa. Load up your nachos right after baking and you’re good to go!
These nachos are best eaten fresh and definitely will result in some soggy chips if you try to store them. So my best recommendation is to only make as many as you’ll eat! If you do end up not finishing them and need to store, I recommend removing the toppings in storing the chips and toppings in separate containers. Then when ready to eat, re-bake the chips in the oven at 350* for 6-8 minutes. Then add back the toppings!