Jerk Sweet Potato Nachos

There is no sincerer love than the love of food.
— G.B Shaw

Since my weight loss surgery, quick small bites have been my way of eating. Instead of heading for the boring stuff, I've decided to spice it up by adding a little flavor to all of my favorite recipes. Nachos is one of my fave's and I thought I would never find a vegetarian replacement that was unique and tasty until I came up with these. Jerked Sweet Potato Nachos are the best combination of sweet and spice. 

Jerk Nachos

To replace the meat for these nachos I used Seitan also known as Wheat Gluten. You can usually find this at a store like Trader Joe's, Sprouts, or HERE. There are so many uses for Wheat Gluten when it comes to meat replacement. One of which is vegan fried chicken (recipe coming soon). 

I've also tried plenty of different jerk seasonings and found that Spur Jerk and WalkersWood are the best alternative to homemade jerk seasoning.

So enough talking, let's get on with the cooking!

Jerk Nachos
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Jerk Sweet Potato Nachos
  • 2 Sweet Potatos
  • 1 Package Seitan (original)
  • 1/4 cup Green Peppers
  • 1/4 cup Red peppers
  • 1/2 cup Yellow Onion
  • 1 Tb Sea Salt
  • 1 Tb Black Pepper
  • 2 Tb Smoked Paprika
  • 2 Tb Jerk Seasoning
  • 1 Tsps Crushed Pimento Seed
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsps Basil
  • 1 Tsps Onion powder
  • 1 Tsps Garlic powder
Finely chop onions, peppers and set aside. Slice seitan into small pieces, add onions, peppers, garlic powder, onion powder, 1/2 tb salt, 1/2 tb black pepper and jerk seasoning. Mix and set in fridge for 30 minutes Wash and slice sweet potatoes in 1/4 inch thick slices. Season potatoes with smoked paprika, basil, 1/2 tb salt, 1/2 tb black pepper. Drizzle potatoes with olive oil and combine all ingredients so potatoes are covered. Heat oven to 400 degrees, place potatoes in oven and bake for 20 minutesHeat 1/2 cup olive oil in skillet. Stew seitan on medium heat for 10 minutes or until onions and peppers are cooked. Take sweet potatoes out of oven, make sure they are light and crispy. Top sweet potatoes with cooked seitan.Top nachos with your favorite topping like sour cream, chives, or cheese.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 12

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