Taco Tuesday!

15 Apr

Happy Tuesday everyone. Well, *cold* Tuesday for us in the Midwest…it SNOWED last night! Is it April, or November again?! Regardless, tacos are a great way to brighten up any day, and spicy vegan tacos are a healthy way to do so at the same time! You’ll probably even have most of these ingredients in your fridge and pantry, so set up a toppings station, cook up this bean-filled vegetable filling and enjoy yourself a Taco Tuesday.

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So colorful!

Two-Bean Spicy Vegan Tacos

Serves 4

Filling:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 stalks celery (or one onion), diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 jalapenos, seeds mostly removed, diced
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 tbsp hot yellow pepper paste, such as this one
  • salt and pepper, to taste

To assemble:

  • 8-12 corn tortilla shells
  • plain nonfat Greek yogurt (non-dairy if vegan)
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 lime, quartered

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high. Cook diced celery and bell pepper for five minutes. Add the garlic, jalapeno and beans and cook another 5-7 minutes. Stir in the hot pepper paste (adjust amount to accommodate your spice preferences – the recipe as it is results in a very spicy filling), salt and pepper and allow to cook for another 5 minutes, making sure no liquid remains.

While all this cooks, prepare the toppings: set out the tortilla shells and Greek yogurt, cut the tomatoes and lime.

To assemble: Spoon filling into tortilla shells (2-3 per person). Squirt lime juice onto the filling, place a few tomatoes on top and a dollop of yogurt. Enjoy with a nice cold beer – Chris got me admit that I now like Dos Equis, but he admitted that he loved these tacos, so I’d say we’re even.

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2 Responses to “Taco Tuesday!”

  1. sarah dineen April 15, 2014 at 7:48 pm #

    Good idea! Thanks for sharing Christina! Hope this finds you well.

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