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Blenditarian Nachos

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    Are you trying to put more plant-based foods in your diet? Try blenditarian nachos – it’s a blend of ground turkey and mushrooms, created by MasterChef Junior finalist Evan Robinson.

    Blenditarian and MasterChef Junior finalist Evan Robinson created this Nacho recipe using a mushroom/ground turkey blend for a healthier, plant-focused meal that is Earth-conscious and strikes a nutrition-sustainability-flavor balance.

    The mushrooms add a umami flavor, vegetables and an earth-friendly ingredient to the ground turkey.

    (For more information on Blenditarian eating, see our article Blenditarian Mushroom/Ground Meat Recipes are Nutritious & Delicious.)

    Blenditarian and MasterChef Junior finalist Evan Robinson

    Blenditarian Nachos

    Course: Blenditarian, mushroomsCuisine: Mexican


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    • 5 shiitake mushrooms

    • 5 button mushrooms

    • 1 garlic clove

    • ¼ c chopped onions

    • 1 Tbsp nacho seasoning mix

    • 10 oz ground turkey

    • 1 pkg tortilla chips

    • Cheese Sauce
    • 1 Tbsp butter

    • 1 Tbsp flour

    • 1 c milk

    • 1¼ c Mexican blend shredded cheese

    • Topping Suggestions
    • salsa

    • guacamole

    • kale

    • romaine lettuce

    • tomatoes

    • fresh cilantro

    • diced red peppers

    • corn niblets


    • In blender or food processor, pulse mushrooms, garlic and onions.
    • In large saute pan over medium-high heat, mix finely chopped mushroom mixture with seasoning and cook 2 minutes.
    • Add ground turkey, breaking into fine crumbles until completely cooked through. Set aside.
    • To make cheese sauce: In medium saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter then add flour and whisk constantly, breaking up lumps. Stir 2 minutes then add milk and continuously whisk. Stir in cheese and mix with wooden spoon.
    • Assemble chips on serving platter; spread mushroom-meat crumble on top. Add cheese sauce and toppings like salsa, guacamole, kale, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro and diced red bell peppers, if desired.

    Recipe courtesy the Mushroom Council 

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