Friday, July 11, 2008

This surely beats Taco Bell's tacos

Hola mi gente,

Have you ever eaten a tasty, juicy, mouth-watering vegetarian (vege) taco?
You have! Well not this vege-taco. Try this 20 minutes vege-taco recipe. Why vegetarian? Why not! Simple words to describe vegetarian food "it is good for you" and it gives my cow friends a chance to live longer.

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Koh-kee, koh-kee!

Vegetarian Tacos

1 Can of Loma Linda Vege-Burger. This replaces any meat product.(no ground turkey, chicken, or pork)
1 Box of 18 taco shells (any brand)
1 Packet of Taco Seasoning or
Make your own:
1/2 teaspoon of Chili Powder or spice it up as much as you would like.
Pinch of Red Pepper Flakes.
1 teaspoon of Salt to Taste
1 teaspoon of Pepper to Taste
1 teaspoon of Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon of Paprika
1 teaspoon of Cumin
1 teaspoon of Oregano
2 Garlic cloves. 1 for the Vege-Burger Soy Mixture and one for the Topping
1 Tomato (Beware of the Outbreak. I only use Puerto Rican homegrown Tomatoes.)
1 Red Onion
1 White Onion
1 Green Pepper
1 Can of Corn
1 scallion
1/2 teaspoon of lime juice (fresh or from concentrate)
3 leaves of Cilantro chopped
2 tablespoon of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup of Water
Vegetarian Soy Cheese
1 Can of Vegetarian Re-Fried Beans. This means no pork products are added to the beans.

Dice the garlic clove and toss it in the pan with EV Olive Oil. This should be done in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Put the Vege-Burger mixture in and all of the dry ingredients from the Taco Packet Mixture or Your own Spice Mixture. Since the Vege-Burger mixture is already brown in color, you don't need to cook it too long. Sautee all ingredients and add 1/2 cup of water. Put on simmer and cook for about 15 minutes stirring occasionally, tasting to add more salt or dry ingredients, and making sure you still have some of the liquid in the mixture.

While the Vege-Burger mixture is cooking, chop the tomato, garlic clove, green pepper, red onion, white onion, scallion, and cilantro leaves. Add the lime juice and canned corn. Mix and set in a bowl. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to vegetables.

Heat the Refried Beans in a small saucepan. 3 minutes on medium heat.

Cook 4 tacos at a time in the microwave for about 45 to 50 seconds.

This recipe takes no more than 20 minutes to make.

Add the cooked Vege-Burger mixture in the taco shell, top with Vegetarian Soy Cheese, vegetable mixture, and salsa.


This special recipe comes from Lucilla Feliciano resume writer, job search consultant in Puerto Rico for CIMAPR
She is also a vegetarian by default.