My sister Christine is the Queen of Mexican food. When we're both home, we usually have Fiesta night at least once a week. To be honest, I never really craved Mexican food until recently (I'm more like the Queen of Sushi) :) But this Tofu Taco recipe courtesy of my friend Alyssa is one of my all-time favorites. It will have everyone, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike, screaming 'Olé!'
Watch as something pale and bland like tofu transforms...
into an incredibly flavorful entree. Mmm-mm... muy bueno!
- 2 tablespoon oil
- 15 ounces extra firm tofu, drained and crumbled (about 2 cups)
- ½ large white onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 small bell pepper, diced
- 2 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 cup tomato sauce (I use pasta sauce)
- 2 tablespoons water
- 10 tortillas (corn or flour)
- toppings (i.e. lettuce, cheese, salsa, guacamole, sour cream)
(1) Sauté the tofu in oil for 4-5 minutes until browned, then add onion, garlic, and bell pepper and cook until slightly softened. (2) Add chili powder, cumin, oregano, and soy sauce. Cook for 3 minutes, then add the tomato sauce and water; simmer over low heat. (3) Heat tortillas in a heavy, ungreased skillet, turning each from side to side until soft and pliable. Take the tortilla off the heat and place a small amount of the tofu mixture in the center of each then fold the tortilla in half. (4) Garnish with whatever toppings you desire.
Makes 10 tacos
I'm also incredibly excited because Christine shipped me my cowboy boots, which I received today! NYC is about to get some southern style y'all.