Sunday, April 18, 2010

Veggie and Tofu Tacos

This is one of our favorites. It is really simple and fast but still delicious. The fun thing about this meal is that every time we make it its a little different depending on what we happen to have in our pantry. I like recipes like that, no rules, just use what you like.

What we like to use:
- Extra Firm Tofu
- Taco seasoning packet
- Black Beans
- Homemade Guacamole (avocado, lime juice, EVOO, salt, garlic, red onion)
- Spinach
- Tomato
- Feta Goat Cheese (or what ever cheese you happen to have)
- Salsa
- Yellow or Red Pepper
- Frozen Corn
- Garlic
- Red onion
- Corn tortillas

- Cooking the tofu properly is the key to enjoying tofu meals. It really needs to be browned well. So heat EVOO is a large skillet that will accommodate all of your ingredients as you add them.
- Cut the tofu into 1/2" to 1" squares and place in hot skillet
- Do not stir or flip until the tofu have had time to turn golden in the olive oil
- Make sure to brown all of the sides of the tofu squares
- Once the tofu has browned to you liking add the taco seasoning according to the directions on the packet, usually you stir the seasoning in water then pour over you meat or tofu then let it cook down
- after the water / seasoning mix has reduced to about half add the black beans to the skillet
- once the beans have warmed and absorbed some of the seasoning add in the veggies of your choice
- Allow so simmer over low to medium heat so the flavors have time to marry and the veggies soften a little
- Warm your tortillas in the toaster for about 20sec to soften, pay close attention because when they start to soften they fall down and you do not want to burn them
- Fill your tortillas with with the tofu and veggies then top with some cheese, guacamole, and salsa
- Enjoy!

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