March 10, 2011

Vegetarian Tacos with Soy Chorizo, Beans & Spinach

Today’s the last day of our 7 day blogging marathon. I’m going to miss doing this every day and will miss all of my fellow marathoners. I have an excellent 30 minute meal recipe that is very versatile and super delicious.

Vegetarian Tacos
Tacos are nothing but corn or flour tortillas wrapped around a filling. I used ingredients I had on hand to make the filling, but there are endless variations to make these. Here’s how I put my tacos together.

Vegetarian TacosIngredients:
Soy chorizo – 6 oz. (½ of 12oz. package) (substitute with 1 cup of cooked soy granules or TVP instead)
Black beans – ¼ cup
Spinach – 1 cup, chopped (thawed if frozen)
Tomato paste – 1tbsp
Onion – 1 medium, chopped
Garlic – 1 clove, minced
Red pepper flakes – ¼ tsp
Cayenne pepper – ½ tsp (or to taste)
Salt – to taste

For garnish:
Lettuce
Avocado
Pepper jack cheese
Sour cream
Grape tomatoes etc.

Method:
  • Heat 2tsp oil in a sauce pan; add red pepper flakes, onions and garlic and sauté until onions are lightly browned around the edges, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the soy chorizo and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Next add tomato paste, cayenne pepper, salt and mix well. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle some water if the mixture starts to stick to the pan.
  • Add spinach, salt and black beans; cover covered until spinach wilts and beans are heated through, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Warm taco shells and place 2-3 tbsp of filling in the middle, top with your favorite garnishes and serve.
Vegetarian TacosCheck out what my fellow marathoners have cooked up for the last day of the marathon:

30 Minutes Meals:

13 comments:

  1. I make the tacos in the typical mexican style and is favored at home..shall try this too..

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  2. Tacos are mouthwatering! Nice picrures

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  3. Wowwwwwww.. Looks simply awesome.. nice clicks too :)

    Indian Cuisine

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  4. Looks excellent pavani..it was fun doing the marathon with you..

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  5. Tacos are new to me but sounds interesting and delicious :)

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  6. Hi Pavani, Thanks for your supa sweet comments on my blog - Likewise, my dear - And you've introduced me to a new new product Soy Chorizo! Will look for it in the store when i go next...

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  7. wow tacos totally rule!...they looks aweseme!!
    wonderfully made!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  8. Wat a completely food, those tacos makes me drool, super delicious..

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  9. I like the veggie version that is a lovely snack!

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  10. yummm...looks so delicious. This looks so inviting that I want to take a bite right now!!:)

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  11. I love the way you have vegetarianized this recipe with soy!Looks delicious Pavani.

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  12. I have to try some recipes with tacos,love it,never tried at home so far,nice recipe!

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