I’m bringing back an oldie but a goodie today. A couple years ago I created this recipe for a company that I was writing for…since I was never paid for it and no longer write for them (I don’t even know if they’re still around?), I decided it’s okay for me to share it….it is MY recipe after all, right? 🙂
I’ll get this converted over to my Recipage at some point but I’m currently locked out of my Recipage account since I had to get the hard drive replaced on my computer, don’t remember my login and the site doesn’t seem to be working when I try and figure it out. Womp womp. But I didn’t want to keep pushing back this post….so you get it like this and I’ll update it once things get figured out. HA!
I may be vegetarian, but I love delicious (and healthy) foods. And like many others, I love Mexican inspired meals like tacos, burritos and quesadillas.
When my dad brought up having tacos for dinner, I knew I was going to have to find a vegetarian friendly taco filling for me. While there’s always the easy go-to of black beans, I wanted something more and the idea of breaking out the slow cooker to make one of my favorite fillings wasn’t in the cards for today. I needed something that was relatively quick and easy but still super delicious.
Turns out, even my meat-eating and loving parents enjoyed a taco with vegetarian filling! I highly recommend making this your new go-to whether you’re looking for a vegetarian friendly taco filling or a healthy alternative to your usual meat filling.
Healthy Tempeh Tacos
-1 small onion, diced
-1 clove garlic, diced
-1 brick tempeh (8oz)
-1/2 can black beans, rinsed and drained
-1/2-1 tsp chili powder (add more to taste)
-1/2-1 tsp cumin (add more to taste)
-salt & pepper (to taste)
-1/4 cup water
Begin by sautéing the onion and garlic in olive oil. While they sauté, break up the tempeh into small pieces; add to the pan along with the black beans. Let the mixture sauté for a few minutes and add your spices. Once the spices are distributed evenly, add 1/4 water and cook until no water remains (this should only take a minute or two); remove from heat.
Now comes the important part – make your tacos and don’t forget to add your favorite fillings.
I topped mine with lettuce, olives and my dad’s homemade salsa. Delicious!
Are you a taco fan?
What are your favorite taco fillings?