We love to see how creative people get with our #VBites food. Bethany’s Vegan Kitchen made this creative nachos pizza using our VBites ham pieces.

Bethany said:

Why choose between pizza and nachos when you can have both! Sort of. Really easy and quick to whip up, this would be perfect served with a cold beer. I’ll include my easy recipe for pizza sauce, or you could choose to buy it if preferred. For the “pepperoni” I just used some meat free ham slices by Vbites, but pretty much any sliced mock meat will work. I just used a small cookie cutter to cut them into smaller circles. Then just top with whatever else you fancy, I went with peppers, spring onion, mushrooms, olives and cheese of course

For the pizza sauce, you’ll need;

  1. One tablespoon of oil
  2. One small brown onion, chopped
  3. Two cloves of garlic, minced
  4. Two tablespoons of tomato puree
  5. One 400g/14oz tin of chopped tomatoes
  6. Half a teaspoon of both dried oregano and dried basil
  7. Salt, black pepper and sugar to taste (sugar can help if the tomatoes are acidic)

Method;

  • Add the oil and garlic into a small saucepan over a medium heat, cook for a minute and then add the onion
  • Give the onion about five minutes to soften, then add the tomato puree, give another minute to cook then add the tomatoes. Blend with a blender/immersion blender for a smoother sauce
  • Season with herbs, salt, pepper and sugar (if needed) then leave the sauce to simmer and reduce by about a third
  • Once the sauce has thickened, set aside

Then you’re ready to assemble the nachos, you’ll need;

  1. 200g/7oz of tortilla chips
  2. Half the pizza sauce you made earlier.
  3. 100g/3.5oz dairy free cheese, grated.
  4. Toppings, as mentioned I used Vbites meat free ham and vegetables, but feel free to use whatever you like

Method;

  • Line a baking tray with baking paper and arrange the tortillas in one even layer. Spoon over the pizza sauce, cheese, and toppings of choice
  • Place under a warm grill for a few minutes, or until the cheese melts. Non-dairy cheese doesn’t handle heat very well, so you won’t need the grill to be too hot, a medium heat is ideal
  • Once the cheese has melted it’s ready to serve. You can use up the leftover pizza sauce for more pizza nachos, pizza, or as a pasta sauce