I am back with another one of my favorite meatless meal ideas! Mexican food is one of the easiest meals to go meatless with. There are so many options to make. Our favorite is burritos and even though for this meal I decided to go with soft tacos it is easy to add some rice and make burritos instead. This is a quick and easy version of soft tacos with simple ingredients to get dinner on the table in about 30 mins. This is a meal you can cook up a bit more and use it for freezer meals or prep for the next day. Burritos are easy to do some batch cooking and make a few burritos for the freezer. They freeze well and make a quick meal for another day.
I started by slicing up some onions and peppers and frying them up with some salt and garlic blend spice. I cook them till they are tender, however you can cooked them a bit more if you like. I find that this is more of texture thing and preference. When I make burritos I prefer to cook them longer till they are soft.
While the pepper and onions are cooking I started on the black bean filling by adding the black beans, tomatoes and spices and let it simmer for about 15 mins.
To make your meal a bit easier you can just use black beans without simmering them in the tomatoes and just use salsa.
Assemble the tacos using your favorite toppings. I kept my tacos simple by adding cheese, lettuce and salsa. Normally I would add guacamole to the tacos but I forgot for this meal. It must of been the pressure of my hunger family. LOL. You can add sour cream as well. My youngest son follows a vegan diet so I omit the cheese for him. He reminds me that often tacos don’t have cheese in them. LOL You can add cilantro as well. I love it but my oldest son says it taste like soap. I guess that a real thing, some people find it does. Does anyone else?
I also made up a taco with the black bean filling and beyond meat. I will talk a bit about beyond meat in a different post. Has anyone tried it? I I love it and use it as treat in place of something that normally would call for ground meat. Let me know what you think about beyond meat.
If you made a little extra you now have what you need to make a simple meal for the next day. I used the filling and made chili.
Black Bean Soft Tacos
1 pepper and onion
1/2 tsp salt
1tsp of garlic spice blend. I use Club House garlic plus and buy it at Costco. It is handy and I use it pretty much for everything I cook that needs garlic.
1 can of black beans
1 can of tomatoes
1/2 tbsp of taco spice blend. I use Club House taco seasoning and add a little water as well
1/2 tbsp of chili powder
1/2 tbsp. of cumin powder
I don’t normally measure my herbs and spices and really go by taste and adding a bit at a time to reach the flavors I like. This is the best way to add spices to your recipe. After awhile it just comes naturally and you get the feel of how much to add.
Well that’s it and I hope you all found this meal idea helpful for a meatless meal. Let’s chat! Do you follow a meatless diet or try to eat meatless once a week? Do you find you need more ideas for those meatless meals? What do you think of my meatless posts? Are they easy to follow?
And of course I can’t leave this post without talking about a book or something bookish. I just started They Never Learn by Layne Fargo and it off to an amazing start for me. It releases tomorrow Oct 13 but of course I won’t have it finished to post my review on pub date. The book sleeve is made by my Mom and Norma made the book marker. You can find a variety of fun book sleeves and book markers in their Etsy shop