This post is sponsored by GOODFOODS but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
This Plantain Nachos Recipe replaces tortilla chips with crunchy, salty plantain chips and a homemade gluten-free taco meat to create a healthy, Whole 30 and Paleo Nachos. While it is a healthy alternative to traditional nachos, these Plantain Nachos don’t skimp on flavor and still remain a crowd pleaser.
Football season is in. For me, the best thing about watching football is eating all the great party foods with your friends. Everyone loves nachos while watching football. It is like a tradition. Therefore, I wanted to come up with a healthier, whole 30 plantain nachos version that I could eat my heart out on with no guilt, while still pleasing my friends.
I recently came across GOODFOOODS at Target. They are AMAZING! Each dip is all natural, gluten free, and deliciously healthy. Their dips are always fresh, never heated.
How to make plantain chips
The GOODFOODS Tableside Chunky Guacamole was my favorite. It had huge chunks of fresh avocado, tomatoes, and onions in it. Talk about YUMMY! I am embarrassed to admit, but it is as good as my homemade! I thought it would be perfect for nachos, so I made homemade baked plantain chips to go with it! You can follow the directions in the recipe or watch the video tutorial in the recipe card to see step by step how to make plantain chips. They are so crunchy and easy to make.
To keep this recipe Whole 30 and Paleo, I did not add cheese.
Gluten-free Taco Meat
Instead, I topped the plantain chips with made homemade, gluten-free taco meat, tomatoes, green onions, fresh jalapeños, and GOODFOODS Tableside Chunky Guacamole.
Because the toppings are so good, you don’t miss the cheese. I promise! But if you don’t want to eat the Whole 30 or Paleo version, you can add the cheese. It will still be a healthy, grain-free nacho appetizer.
Just look at that loaded chip. Don’t you want a bite?
Well go ahead and make them, then! What is stopping you? And make a batch for your next football party. Your guests will love you for it.
Visit Public, Costco, Walmart, and Target to purchase GOODFOODS Tableside Dips. They make a great snack all by themselves.
If you like this recipe, check out: Mussels with Soarito, Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Speck Ham and Balsamic Glaze, and Fresh Hot Jalapeño and Garlic Relish.
Plantain Nachos Recipe
- 4 plantains
- 2 tbs coconut oil melted
- salt to taste
- 1 lb ground lean hamburger meat
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp garlic
- 1 tsp tomato paste
- 1 tbs apple cider vinegar
- top with:
- GOOD FOODS Tableside Chunky Guacamole chopped tomatoes, fresh jalapeños, green onions, fresh salsa
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Cut off both ends of the plantain. With the tip of a knife, make shallow slits lengthwise along the center of the plantain skin. Use your fingers to pry off the strips.
- With a mandolin slicer on its thinnest setting, slice the plantains into chips.
- Toss chips in a large bowl with the melted coconut oil. Salt to preference.
- Spread on 2 baking sheets and bake for 40 minutes or desired crispiness.
- Meanwhile, crumble ground beef on non-stick skillet and cook over medium heat until all pink is gone. Drain any excess fat.
- Add chili, cumin, onion powder, smoked paprika, garlic, tomato paste, and apple cider vinegar to ground beef and stir. Cook until well done and all liquid is absorbed.
- Top plantain chips with ground beef and add the remaining toppings.