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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ten-minute Tacos!!!

Last night I made tacos for dinner - a perfect follow-up to Monday's rice and beans. I already had green onions, red onions, green peppers, cilantro and salsa left over from the night before, so all the prep work was done - all I had to do was cook up some taco "meat." Typically I crumble up some firm tofu and sautĂ© it with some onion, garlic and seasonings, but this time I decided to try the Boca Meatless Ground Crumbles that are allowed on this diet. I mixed up some Taco Seasoning for the crumbles and, because I was in the middle of another project, Mark took over and pulled dinner together. I know, he's amazing!   

Mark heated up some corn tortillas, pulled out the cut up veggies from the fridge and dinner was ready in 10 minutes. And the result? Darned tasty tacos! Mark usually has ground turkey but said he'd be happy to eat this meat-free version from time to time. And I found it to be a nice change of pace from the tofu I usually make.

One note:  The next time I make this dish, I'm going to try to find an organic meat substitute to ensure that there are no genetically modified organisms in it. Most likely, the Boca meat crumbles have GMOs (if the label does NOT say "organic" and there's soy in the product, there's a very good chance it contains GMOs). Once I find that product, I'll let you know what it is.


  1. Hi, ever thought of making meat substitute yourself? This recipe is a good start into it, playing with the spices makes this infinitely variable.


  2. Hi, Big Al! This is awesome and I can't wait to try it! Thanks for the suggestion - please keep 'em coming!