Animal Style Nachos

Before I was vegan & freshly moved to LA, In-N-Out quickly became a favorite of mine. Specifically their animal style fries! I’ve made vegan versions of them several times, but had the amazing idea to turn them into NACHOS instead and holy fuck are they to die for. Animal Style without the Animals is 10/10 the way to go.

This post is sponsored by Alpha Foods! If you haven’t heard of them, now you have! They make some of the MOST AMAZING frozen vegan products on the market, ranging from frozen burritos, tamales, pot pies, etc.- to chicken nuggets, and other vegan meats. And the quality is top notch. Even their frozen burritos when microwaved hold together, don’e explode, and the tortilla never gets that weird rubbery texture- plus they’re actually LOADED with filling.

You can find their products here https://alphaplantbased.com/, and I just want to give a huge thanks to Alpha for collaborating with me on this post and many more to come! I’m so excited to show y’all how easy it is to upgrade these frozen items into full blown meals.

Here’s what you’ll need to make these absolutely incredible nachos-

  • 1 bag tortilla chips 
  • 1 package Alpha Foods Beefy Plant Based Crumbles
  • 1 package vegan American cheese slices 
  • ¼-½ cup regular unsweetened soy milk 
  • Salt to taste 
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard 
  • 1/3 cup shredded iceberg lettuce 
  • 1 medium yellow onion 
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • Vegan thousand island 
  • Chopped hot chiles 

And here’s how to make them! You can also easily add some chopped tomato, and pickles as well if you wanna go full out- but I’m a baby and prefer just the lettuce on these guys so you really taste all the other amazing flavors going on here!

  1. In a skillet over medium heat, add your vegan butter.  Chop your onions & add those in when the butter is melted, along with a pinch of salt.  Cook stirring semi frequently as to not burn them, for about 15 minutes until caramelized.  Set aside.
  2. In a different skillet over medium heat, add a bit of oil along with your beefy crumbles. Once they start to brown add a pinch of salt and your mustard.  Cook until browned thoroughly. 
  3. In a saucepan over low heat, cube up your American cheese & add it along with your soy milk and a pinch of salt. Start with less milk and first and add more as the cheese melts until it reaches a queso consistency. 
  4. Add your tortilla chips to your serving platter & cover with your cheese sauce.  Then add your beef crumbles, caramelized onions, shredded lettuce, thousand island dressing, and chopped chiles & serve immediately.

If you want / need to make your own thousand island dressing, it’s equal parts vegan mayo, ketchup, yellow mustard, and sweet relish! Super simple.

Super easy, super delicious, and the perfect way to use their beefy crumbles. 

Once again I want to give a big thank you to Alpha Foods for sponsoring this post and allowing me to create some really amazing recipes for you guys. You know I’m all about easy, accessible meals, and showing y’all how to dress up an inexpensive and easy to make frozen foods so exciting! Keep an eye out for more recipes using Alpha’s products, and make sure to check them out! And if you make this, make sure to tag us both on social media so we can see it! Love y’all with my cold little heart.

Also make sure to check out their instagram for weekly givebacks so you can win yourself some free product!

Animal Style Nachos

These VEGAN Animal Style Nachos are the perfect stunner for any event… or even just a night in!

Author PLVNTFOOD by Chef Brianna Gallo

Ingredients

  • 1 bag tortilla chips
  • 1 package Alpha Foods Beefy Plant Based Crumbles
  • 1 package vegan American cheese slices
  • ¼-½ cup regular unsweetened soy milk
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1/3 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • Vegan thousand island
  • Chopped hot chiles

Instructions

  1. In a skillet over medium heat, add your vegan butter. Chop your onions & add those in when the butter is melted, along with a pinch of salt. Cook stirring semi frequently as to not burn them, for about 15 minutes until caramelized. Set aside.
  2. In a different skillet over medium heat, add a bit of oil along with your beefy crumbles. Once they start to brown add a pinch of salt and your mustard. Cook until browned thoroughly.
  3. In a saucepan over low heat, cube up your American cheese & add it along with your soy milk and a pinch of salt. Start with less milk and first and add more as the cheese melts until it reaches a queso consistency.
  4. Add your tortilla chips to your serving platter & cover with your cheese sauce. Then add your beef crumbles, caramelized onions, shredded lettuce, thousand island dressing, and chopped chiles & serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

If you make your own thousand island dressing, it’s equal parts vegan mayo, ketchup, yellow mustard, and sweet relish.

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