Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Vegan Beefy Tacos Recipe

Day 109.

Mmm....tacos. My husband requested "normal" tacos for dinner this week. So this is what he got. It's a little more pepper-filled than your average beefy taco, but it's pretty "normal" ... sort of like a fajita taco.

Beefy Tacos
1/2 "pound" ground beef substitute (about 1 C)
2 bell peppers, sliced
1/2 red onion, diced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
olive oil
2-3 Tbsp. taco seasoning
taco shells
optional toppings: olives, cheeze, lettuce, salsa, diced avocado

Brown onions and garlic in skillet with olive oil. I store my "beef" in a ziploc bag, so if you don't, or you don't want to just cut your packaged "beef" bag open, get out a bowl. I'm all about saving the dirty dishes. So this is how I do it. Squirt some olive oil in that ziploc and add taco seasoning. Squish it all up until well mixed. Meanwhile, throw peppers in with the onions and cook to desired tenderness. Add beef to cook until heated through.

Fill taco shells with meat mixture and top as desired.

Here's a fine case of laziness for the win. We were out of cheese upstairs and I didn't really want to make the trip to the basement for more while the kids were up (not to mention I was hungry). So, I went without the cheese and I'm so glad I did. Between the peppers and the onions, wowza, this is perfect as is. And, bonus, it's vegan!

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  1. Vegan beefy taco looks awesome. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul Blog hop.

  2. I love tacos so much! What a great dinner!

  3. Did your husband like them or did he still want meat?

  4. He loved this one. Whined a bit about the large strips of bell pepper (said he'd rather I dice them), but loved the tacos.

  5. Almost exactly how I make it!! I use TVP and like to add rice and black beans...this stuff is great all week long!!

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