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Air Fryer Mayamachos

Delicious nachos made with air fried Japanese yams and refried Mayacoba beans
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Assembly Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Whole Food Plant Based
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Fat, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: air fryer, vegan, vegetable
Servings: 3 people
Author: Meryl Fury/Pretty Wild Vegan
Cost: $10.00 total


  • Air fryer
  • Sharp chef's knife or mandolin
  • Potato masher


  • i whole Japanese yam sliced thin, in rounds
  • 2 cups Mayacoba beans cooked
  • 1 small Shallot chopped fine
  • 1-2 cloves Garlic fresh, smashed through a garlic press
  • 2 small Greeen onions chopped fine
  • 2 Tbs Chipotles in adobo
  • 1 Tbs Ancho chilis in adobo
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Avocado cut in cubes
  • Salsa or pico de gallo
  • Cilantro fresh leaves for garnish


Prepare the Japanese Yam

  • Remove the air fryer basket from the air fryer and preheat the air fryer to 415° F.
  • Put a piece of parchment paper in the air fryer basket.
  • Slice the yam into thin rounds to resemble chips. They should be no more than ⅛ inch, or about 3 mm thick.
  • Put the sliced yam on the parchment paper in the basket.
  • Place the basket in the air fryer. Set the timer for 16 minutes.
  • Check the Yam slices periodically to make sure they do not burn.
  • At 14 mins, take the air-fryer basket out of the air fryer and flip the yam slices (chips) over. Put them back in the air fryer for an additional 2 minutes. DO NOT LET THEM BURN!

Prepare the Refried Beans

  • Steam saute the shallot and green onion in a skillet for about 1-2 minutes.
    shallots and green onions
  • Add the crushed garlic to the pan and continue to saute.
  • Add the cooked beans.
  • Stir to combine the ingredients.
  • Add the chipotles and ancho chilis in adobo.
  • Stir all, and mash with a potato masher.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • When hot, cover and keep warm until the yam slices (chips) are ready.

To Assemble the Mayamachos

  • Place 7 hot and crisp yam chips on a plate.
  • Put about 2 teaspoons of the refried bean mixture on each slice.
  • Put 2-3 small cubes of avocado on top of the beans on each chip.
  • Garnish with salsa or pico de gallo, course salt, and cilantro.
  • Serve hot. You're gonna LOVE 'em!