Sunday, August 9, 2015

Vegetarian Tacos

Jim came across these handy tofu packages that have inspired me to experiment in the kitchen.
I have always purchased tofu in a tub of water but these are in tidy boxes with no refrigeration required!

I have made a couple of things with them, but they weren't home runs. However, these tacos came out quite amazing! 



The "meat" is a combo of crumbled tofu and portabello mushrooms.


I used the following:


(1) 12.3 ounce package of tofu crumbled (any texture of tofu should work fine)

6 ounces of portabello mushrooms chopped into bite size pieces
1 green bell pepper
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup tomato sauce
1 can diced tomatoes (I use canned since most of the time the fresh tomatoes lack flavor in the grocery store)

  • avocado, shredded lettuce and shredded cheddar cheese for garnishing
  • 12 taco shells (my shells are funny looking flat ones but they were the only ones without strange ingredients listed in them)

Directions:
Heat the oil then add the tofu, mushrooms and pepper cooking over medium heat for 5 minutes.

Add the spices, tomato sauce and diced tomatoes. Cook for another 3 minutes. That's it!


Then scoop the filling in the taco shells and top with avocado, lettuce and cheese.


Those who have been following me a long time know I leave out onions and garlic due to tummy issues but they would be amazing additions!


Thank you for stopping by! Wishing you a creative week ahead. ~Val


19 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious! I wish I could easily purchase the boxed tofu or even better "fresh" one, but more often than not I have to use the variety in the jar. I need to go to the organic food store in the big city - the last time I was there they offered ready crumbled tofu :)
    Hope you're enjoying your Sunday so far!

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  2. I was wondering if there would be a post today :-) These tacos look and sounds delicious, although I must admit I am not a fan of tofu (I haven't tried it in years, and maybe I haven't met the right recipe...), I would definitely give this a try without it.

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  3. Those look so yummy! In my Thai cooking course they taught us to take the tofu and wrap in cheese cloth and set a plate on top and then additional weight on top of that. It compresses the tofu and drains the water out. Then you cube it and fry it ... makes for better density of the tofu! That is how I do it when I make Pad Thai :)

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  4. These look just delicious, Val.
    I am going to have to look for that tofu.
    I've never seen tofu that di not need to be refrigerated.
    Thanks so much for sharing your recipe here!

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  5. These look absolutely delicious; makes me wish I could eat tofu again!

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  6. Mmmmm, these sound delicious! I've only ever purchased tofu in water, too, but I like that these don't need the fridge. I'll have to keep an eye out at the store. :-)

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  7. Oh, I haven't seen un-refrigerated tofu before. . .I'll definitely have to keep my eye out for it. What section of the grocery store were these found. Oh, and your taco recipe sounds great. I love the idea of using mushrooms to 'beef' up the tofu! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. That looks so delicious
    Thanks for sharing this with us

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  9. do you know I've never tried tofu? i love portobello mushrooms. this looks delicious Val!
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  10. This looks AMAZING! I'm hungry just looking at it.
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  11. I only tried tofu once way back and didn't like it. These tacos look so good maybe I can give tofu a try again tricking my mind thinking they're chicken tacos for example lol!!

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  12. Your tacos look delicious, Val! I think I've tried tofu before....a long time ago :) These look so good that I would be willing to give the tofu a try :) Hugs to you!

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  13. tienen una pinta deliciosa esos tacos

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  14. These sound tasty. I would probably need instructions on what to even do with tofu...lol! But the mushrooms sound really good!

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  15. I've never tried tofu but these tacos do look very tasty!

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  16. Ohhhh!!! I am making these!!! Thanks my friend ;o) Hugs ;o)

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  17. Tried to go tofu a million years ago- for a guy of course- his entire family that's all they ate- obviously it didn't work out, neither did the guy- ha ha. Maybe I should give it another shot... the tofu!

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