We made it through another week! And you know what the Universe has done to reward us? Dubbed today National Nacho Day, that’s what. Praise Hands Emoji.
Who am I to go against the Universe?
Particularly when it involves melted cheese and chips.
Chips are really my great weakness in life. A carton of ice cream could live in my freezer for weeks but a bag of salty chips? I give it 5 days, tops.
I’m not a sweet potato fan but these Food Should Taste Good sweet potato chips are the bee’s knees/cat’s pajamas. With spicy salsa or crumbled into my favorite Greek salad, they are the best way to add crunch to your dish.
So naturally I had to top with spicy lentils and then pour melted cheese on top.
I was cleaning out my pantry the other week and unearthed a bag of green lentils from Trader Joe’s. I’ve been “making an effort” to use pantry items for meals to a) clean out my pantry because I might be (read: definitely am) a condiment hoarder and b) it’s a fun culinary challenge. Like my own version of Food Network.
I cannot stress often enough how I really do require more supervision.
Anyway, I found the lentils and it was as good a sign as any that I should break out the Food Should Taste Good sweet potato chips and whip up some nachos. I was just following the rules of my own made-up game!!!
I’m really the victim here, guys.
But seriously, LOOK AT THAT MELTED CHEESE!!!
If you don’t get super pumped about eating these nachos while watching football this weekend, I’m not sure if we can get Internet friends.
A girl’s gotta have her standards.
Crunchy sweet potato chips + spicy lentils + melted cheese = true love.
- 1 cup lentils, rinsed
- 1 bottle of Trader Joe's enchilada sauce
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- Several dashes of hot sauce (to taste)
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 4 tablespoons flour
- 3 cups mild cheddar cheese
- 1 cup milk
- Cilantro and avocado
- In a saucepan, combine the enchilada sauce and vegetable broth on medium-low heat until bubbling. Add the rinsed lentils and stir to combine. Bring back to a boil and then let simmer 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the hot sauce and stir. Once the lentils have soaked up most of the liquid and has a gravy-like consistency, remove from heat.
- In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and then add in the flour, stirring to combine. Use a whisk to ensure there are no lumps. Stir in the milk and cheese, whisking until the cheese is melted and ingredients are thoroughly combined.
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