Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Taco Tuesday!

I'm sure this isn't the first time I've labeled a post "Taco Tuesday," but hey, I'm a sucker for alliteration. Although I made these tacos today (and it's still Tuesday here), the recipe for these Fun & Tasty Tacos came from my weekly Farm Animal Reform Movement "Meatout Mondays" email:

Now, these were indeed "fun" and "tasty," but if this were my recipe, I would have called it something a little more delicious ... like "Beefy" Mushroom Tacos with Avocado Verde Salsa. Because that's exactly what they are. You can find the recipe here.

I didn't realize it until after buying groceries, but the recipe says to use Gardein Beefless Tips OR 3 large portabello mushroom caps. I must have skipped right over the "or" because I thought I needed both for the recipe. After I realized my error, I decided to go ahead and use a combination of marinated mushrooms and Gardein. And I'm glad I did!

This was my first time trying the Gardein Beefless Tips, and all I can say is, "Wow!" These really do have the same taste and texture as real beef tips. Granted, I haven't eaten a beef tip since at least 1994, but I'm certain this is what they taste like. The mushrooms were marinated in verde salsa, garlic, cilantro, and lime juice. And then both were sauteed with frozen corn.

Then it's all topped with a salsa made from more verde sauce, diced avocado, cilantro, garlic, and lime juice. I served my tacos with a side of my Dirty (South) Rice, a recipe from my upcoming cookbook. The rice is a fusion of traditional Southern dirty rice and Spanish rice.

12 comments:

Erin said...

Sounds delicious! I need to try out those beefy things from Gardein, I bet they'd make a great stew.

Kari said...

I keep hearing great things about Gardein. Do you know of an inexpensive way to buy them? I mean, I love my replacement meats, but I really can't afford most of them.

T said...

Those look right up my alley, especially with the corn and lime juice, yum! Agreed though, dumb name.

Dan.Eliot said...

Taking in vegetables on a daily basis would also make you fit. It doesn’t have to follow that you will always eat veggies daily, and every meal. This would not be too enjoyable for the kids. So instead of giving veggies in their actual appearance, try “hiding” them in salads or soups. And instead of having sauces or gravies, serving salsas would be heaps healthier. The presence of healthy fruit juices instead of sodas would also be wiser.

Healthy cooking tips

Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes said...

These look so GOOD- I think I just found what we are having for dinner tonight! Thanks for the link to Meatless Mondays

LittleSpoon said...

Oh wow, these look AMAZING!!!
I would like to eat one (or 12) right now.

xo

foodfeud said...

Wow, those sound great and look super tasty. Avocado with lime, cilantro, and salsa verde sounds amazing on its own.

Justin Fox Burks said...

Always are all about alliteration.

Babette said...

The tacos look great, just like your rice... it must be so good with the corn inside.

Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day said...

yum!

and_i_say said...

I was reading the news today and saw that there is a Sriracha cookbook. It's not vegan, but I definitely thought of you!

http://www.ivillage.com/rooster-recipes-sriracha-cookbook/3-a-311774?obref=obnetwork

vko said...

Oh, I wish everyday were Taco Tuesday- yummy!!!!