Despite its traditional game-day look, this glorious spread is nacho average Super Bowl snack. In a huge win for vegetarian sports fans, we swapped ground beef for portobello-mushroom caps stewed with black beans, lentils, and fire-roasted tomatoes.

Martha Stewart Living, January/February 2022


Credit: Lennart Weibull

Recipe Summary

15 mins
50 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. In a medium saucepan, cook mushrooms over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until liquid evaporates and they're browned in places, 4 to 5 minutes. Add oil, 1 cup onion, garlic, and chopped chile; cook until softened, 5 to 6 minutes.

  • Add chili powder, 1 3/4 teaspoons salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes more. Stir in lentils, crushed tomatoes, and 3 cups water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer, partially covered, until lentils are tender and sauce has thickened slightly, 25 to 30 minutes. Stir in beans; cook until warmed through, 1 to 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Spread half of tortilla chips in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Top evenly with half each of lentil mixture and cheese. Repeat with remaining chips, lentil mixture, and cheese. Bake until cheese melts, 8 to 10 minutes. Top with tomatoes, cilantro, remaining 1/2 cup onion, and sliced chile; serve immediately with a squeeze of lime.

Cook's Notes

The lentil mixture can be made up to three days ahead and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use sturdy chips that can support all the toppings, such as Siete or Vista Hermosa.