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Super Bowl Sunday (and how to season fake meat for nachos or tacos)

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Ingredients for Super Bowl Sunday:

  • the Puppy Bowl, on a tv of adequate size
  • the Super Bowl, on a tv of adequate size
  • good company
  • beer
  • nachos

Our usual Super Bowl friends are out of town this weekend and we weren’t ambitious enough to make other plans, so we stayed home for the Super Bowl. It was nice. I took some bad iPhone photos. It’s so hard to get out the “real” camera when the iPhone is so easy.
Kitty Halftime Showafter his very short napSuper Bowl snacks =enjoying nachos

Nachos are what’s for dinner on Super Bowl Sunday, and I’m going to tell you something about my nachos recipe, which, for the record, is the shit. I’m not all that into black bean nachos any more. I’m more into fake meat nachos. Usually when I make nachos Ben makes tacos; he’s not that into nachos (I know). For his tacos, Ben makes in-freaking-sane fake meat. At some point, I started adding his fake meat concoction to my nachos and that shit is like chocolate and peanut butter, let me tell you. This time, I skipped the beans (I kind of think that with nachos, you need to either go bean or go fake meat but not both) and made “meat” nachos. Holy shit it’s a miracle I’m here writing this post right now because these nachos were so delicious you could die and also I’m really full and it’s only a matter of time until I’m like the fat dog who couldn’t fit through the doggy door in one of the few Super Bowl commercials that actually made me LOL.

Here’s how you do it.

How to Prepare Fake Meat for Nachos or Tacos


  • one package Boca or Morningstar Farms fake meat crumbles
  • 1/2 one medium-large onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons oil (I know it’s a lot, but yeah it’s good)
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • a dash to a couple pinches cayenne


Put all ingredients in a large frying pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for approximately 10 minutes (maybe 15 for tacos — make sure it’s all the way hot (for nachos this isn’t as important because you’ll be baking it). I recommend using this in place of black beans in nachos (you can also omit the onions from the nachos recipe if you like because there are onions in the “meat”) (also, this is probably more than you’ll need for a single order of nachos; use the leftovers for tacos or whatever).



Written by Tracy

February 5th, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Posted in and life,Food,NFL

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