Baked Nachos with Roasted Sweet Potatoes — Meatless Monday

This Meatless Monday, try Food Network Kitchen's flavorful platter piled high with tortilla chips, saucy pinto beans and cumin-scented sweet potatoes.

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Photo by: Stephen Johnson ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Stephen Johnson, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

From salads and sandwiches to casseroles and pasta, the key to bulking up vegetarian dishes and turning them into satisfying meals is adding hearty, protein-rich ingredients other than meat. If you're new to Meatless Monday or vegetarian cooking in general, consider stocking your refrigerator with eggs and tofu, and your pantry with good-for-you grains (See: Your Guide to Healthy Whole Grains) and your favorite varieties of beans. Along with fresh vegetables, these go-to picks can transform everyday dishes into rich, comforting plates to look forward to.

Pinto beans play a shining role in Food Network Kitchen's Baked Nachos with Roasted Sweet Potatoes (pictured above), an eat-with-your-hands meal ideal for weeknights and game days alike. To guarantee layer upon layer of flavor, FN Kitchen tosses spiced baked tortilla chips with bright lime zest, then piles on the bold toppings, including a pinto bean mixture laced with adobo sauce and cumin-scented roasted sweet potatoes. For an added burst of freshness, top the platter with a simple tomato-serrano salsa and finish with cool, creamy avocado slices.

Meatless Monday, an international movement, encourages people everywhere to cut meat one day a week for personal and planetary health. Browse more meat-free recipes.

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