Nacho Bake (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free)

Looking for an easy meal for tonight? Why not try Nacho Bake? You can switch up ingredients to make it your own…

Nacho Bake

Nacho Bake (Gluten free/ Dairy Free)

1 c. brown rice

pinch of sea salt

2 lbs. ground beef, turkey or chicken (If using turkey or chicken you will need some oil in the pan)

2 tsp. olive oil

1 medium onion- diced

1 medium sweet pepper- diced (any colour)

2 cloves garlic- minced

1- 28 oz. can of diced tomatoes

2 Tbsp. sun dried tomatoes (optional)

1 tsp. cumin

2 tsp. chili powder

1/2 tsp each sea salt and pepper

2 c. corn niblets

1-10 oz can of black beans

*Optional Daiya cheddar cheese, nacho chips, salsa, green onions, cashew cream…

Cook  brown rice and 2 c. water, pinch of sea salt; 45 minutes covered; then set aside.

Brown  ground ,meat; drain and set aside.

In a large frying pan, saute onion,  pepper, garlic in olive oil; until soft.

Then add diced tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes, cumin, chili powder,

sea salt, pepper,  corn niblets, and black beans.

Mix together with meat and rice.

Bake in casserole dish at 350 degrees covered until hot. Approx. 30 minutes.

If your family is not all dairy free, your can divide your dish. I fold up tin foil, make a barrier, and put regular cheese on one side and Daiya Cheese on my side.

Top with chopped green onions and Daiya last five minutes.

* If you enjoy sour cream but can’t have the dairy, why not try cashew cream

* Another option- Just before baking top with a layer of crushed nacho chips and non- dairy cheese


Baked Pasta Zeti With Beef (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free)

I love pasta zeti! I was scrolling through my old recipes and realized that I had not made it allergy free yet. I also want to make it much healthier.

Its still so good! I have taken it to many pot lucks and everyone loves it and it always sounds so fancy.

Baked Pasta Zeti with Beef

Baked Pasta Zeti With Beef  (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free)
2 c. dry brown rice, corn, or desired penne pasta

Tomato Meat Sauce:
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 medium onion- diced
2 tsp. basil
2 cloves garlic- minced
1- 20 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 5oz. can tomato paste

2 Tbsp. dairy free margarine
2 Tbsp. brown rice flour
1 1/2 c. almond milk (or desired milk)
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg

Cook pasta for 5-7  minutes or until just done. Don’t over cook the pasta because it is still going to bake in the oven. Rinse and set aside.

In a medium frying pan brown ground beef and drain fat from pan. Add onions and saute for five minutes.
Then add basil, garlic, tomatoes and tomato paste. Let cook for about ten minutes. In a deep 9″ by 9″ casserole dish mix together pasta and meat sauce.

In a small pot on medium heat, melt margarine; mix in flour and let cook for one minute. Slowly whisk in milk and nutmeg. While cooking, whisk and let thicken. Pour on top of meat/pasta mixture.

Put into 325 degree oven for 30 minutes

Baked Pasta Zeti With Beef 1

If you’d like, before baking top with 1 cup of Daiya cheese.

What is your favourite pot luck item???