Tacos are well known to all of us, but are we really aware of all of the possibilities they offer? This recipe will give you an idea on how to make your tacos vegan and how to make two great dips, each featuring a small twist (would you expect maple syrup in a bean chili? Or a cheese dip without the actual cheese?). However, despite being unusual, these meals taste great, and whether you want to eat them on your own, make a family dinner, or bring them to a friends’ gathering, one thing is for sure – everybody will like them!
• 1 cup onion, chopped
• 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
• 1 can kidney beans (drained)
• double shot of espresso
• 1 can stewed tomato
• 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
• 1 can black beans (drained)
• ½ cup maple syrup
• 1 can dark beer
• 3 tbsp chili mix
• ½ tsp oregano
• 1 tsp basil
• salt and pepper
• red pepper flakes (optional)
• 1½ cheddar vegan cheese
• 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
• 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
• 3 mild green chilies
• 1-2 tomatoes
• black pepper
• fresh uncooked corn
• cilantro, chopped
• taco shells
Heat up the coconut oil in a big pot and add the onion, garlic, cumin, basil, and oregano.
After about 3 minutes, when the onions are translucent, add mushrooms and 1 tbsp of salt.
Let cook for 5-7 minutes.
Add the beans and let cook for 5 minutes stirring frequently.
Add the tomatoes, the maple syrup, the espresso, and the chili mix.
If desired, add the red pepper flakes.
Add pepper and ½ tsp of salt.
Bring to a boil, and then reduce and let it simmer for 1-2 hours.
Do not forget to stir regularly so beans do not get stuck to the bottom.
Heat up the griddle.
Put the coconut milk in and bring it to boil.
Add the cheese and stir continuously.
Add the nutritional yeast and keep stirring.
When it is mixed well, add the chilies and diced tomato.
Add salt, pepper, and turmeric (optional).
Stir until it gets creamy.
Break down the kale into tiny pieces and put it into the taco shell.
Add the chili.
Add the salsa.
Add the corn.
Add the cheese dip.
Add the cilantro.
Squirt a bit of lime juice on the taco.
Tips and ideas:
Chili and quesa dip can be used as dips and side dishes for many other foods too.
You can make chili spice mix by combining salt, pepper, cumin, cayenne pepper, and garlic and onion powders, or you can use the pre-made one.
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fabaDluyUn0