Hey, I can’t believe I haven’t shown up on the blog with this recipe until now. This one, from my home kitchen recipe box is always a big hit, whether featured in burritos, tacos, nachos, salads…the list goes on. Simple, simple ingredients, straight from the cabinet is what I like best about this tasty and quick to prepare recipe.
Vegan Taco “Beef”
1/2 cup finely diced onion
1 tbsp. cooking oil
2 cups frozen vegan crumbles (OR cooked lentils, or crumbled tempeh, or smashed chickpeas, etc.)
3/4 cup water
2 tbsp. chili powder (mild or spicy, your call)
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. minced fresh garlic (or 1/4 tsp. garlic granules)
3/4 tsp. salt (or to taste)
Saute onion in oil over medium heat until translucent, about 7 minutes. Stir in spice blend and sauté for 30 seconds. Add water and crumbles stirring well to combine. Cover and lower heat. Simmer on low for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until heated through and water is absorbed. Taste for seasoning, then serve hot. This stores well in the fridge for 2-3 days.