Preheat the grill to high. We used these vegan cheddar-style shreds. Toppings: Tomatoes/salsa, cilantro, avocado, cashew cream, corn chips, green onion, etc. Sliding Scale Black Bean Vegan Nachos. • Loaded Black Bean Taco Salads: Place 3 cups chopped romaine lettuce in each of four large bowls. She made nachos a LOT in single servings in our toaster oven. They need to stand up to layers of toppings and oven baking without burning. Heather Nicholds, C.H.N. 1. The key to great black bean nachos is even distribution of ingredients. My roommate had some fun ideas, though! No “thin and crispy” for this dish. Black Bean Skillet Mixture: 1/2 tbsp oil 1 cup chopped red onion 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 red sweet pepper, diced 1 (15-oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed 2 tsp ground cumin, or to taste 1 tsp chili powder, or to taste Fine grain sea salt, to taste. • Loaded Black Bean Bowls: Divide two cups of cooked brown rice or quinoa among four serving bowls (½ cup per bowl). When it comes to baking nachos, there are three main tips to success: Use really thick, hearty chips. When I was brainstorming recipes for my new college vegan cookbook, I thought back to what I was eating then – and it was pretty boring. Tips for Success with Baked Black Bean Nachos. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large frying pan (preferably ovenproof) on medium heat. Distribute the cheese sauce, beans, salsa, avocado, and onion among the bowls, and serve. There are many amazing vegan cheeses that my dad, who is not vegan, didn't even miss the dairy. Line your baking sheet or suffer the consequences (difficult clean-up). Made on homemade gluten free corn tortilla chips with pico de gallo, avocado and cashew cream. Spicy black bean vegan nachos with homemade queso. Cook the onion and capsicum for about 4 minutes until softened. Here's how we do it: Start with just enough chips to cover one even layer of the sheet pan.