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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Vegetarian (ish) Tacos

My first attempt at cooking with tofu was a success! However, full disclosure, this dish was cooked with part tofu/part pork to ease into tofu only. Next time I make it... full on tofu only, it was delicious! 

1/2 lb shredded firm tofu
1 lb ground pork (or just use 1 1/2 lbs tofu, no meat)
1 tbps vegetable oil
1 tbsp sodium reduced soya sauce
1 tbsp taco seasoning (see below for  homemade recipe link)
1/3 cup diced red onion
1 cup salsa
2 tbsps taco seasoning
1/2 cup kidney beans
8 soft whole wheat tortillas
8 crunchy taco shells
2 cups shredded (jalapeño) cheddar
1/4 cup (roasted red pepper) hummus (see below for recipe link)

Toppings: lettuce, tomato, cucumber, sour cream, salsa, black olives

To prepare the tofu simply pat it dry with a paper towel and grate on a box grater. Mix 1 tbsp vegetable oil, 1 tbsp soya sauce and 1 tbsp taco seasoning and toss with the tofu to coat. Spread out on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 28-30 minutes, tossing halfway through. Set aside.

In a large skillet brown the pork then add the red onion to soften. Stir in the tofu, 1 cup of salsa, kidney beans and the remaining taco seasoning.

Note: If using only tofu (no pork) increase the soya sauce to 2-3 tbsps, the veg oil to 3 tbsps and use the 3 tbsps of taco seasoning in the tofu.

Lay a soft tortilla out and spread lightly with hummus (regular or roasted red pepper). Place a taco shell in the center and fill with taco mixture.

Repeat with all the tortilla/tacos and stand in a greased 13 X 9" baking dish. Top with cheese.
Bake at 375°F for 15-20 minutes.

Here's the before pic 🠋

and the after pic 🠋

Load on your favourite toppings and serve!

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