Let’s taco ‘bout tacos! Summer is taco time. Ours are chock full of healthy ingredients: your choice of beef, turkey, or veggie crumbles, romaine lettuce, zesty guacamole, and fresh curtido slaw. Cook these at home, or take them on a family outing for a perfect summer meal.
- Ground beef/turkey/veggie crumbles
- Seasoning mix (Toasted ground cumin, coriander, anise, cinnamon, all spice, smoked paprika, ground guajillo chiles, salt)
Tomato chili sauce (Charred tomatoes, onions and garlic with mixed chili puree [blend of Guajillo, Pasilla and Negro Medello chiles in water, mild spice], cilantro, oregano, aromatic spices, aged red vinegar)
- Romaine lettuce
- Mexican cheese blend
- Guacamole (Avocados, lemon juice, scallions, jalapeño, cilantro, extra-virgin olive oil, salt)
- Pico de gallo (Tomatoes, red onions, jalapeños, lime juice, cilantro, salt, extra-virgin olive oil)
- Sour cream
Tortillas (GLUTEN FREE: corn tortillas)
- Pickled jalapenos
- Curtido slaw (Green cabbage, carrots, lime juice, organic cane sugar, vegetable oil, guajillo powder, salt)
Preheat the oven to 425 F. Glaze the bottom of a large skillet or small pot with oil and warm over medium heat. When warm, stir in the veggie crumble or meat, sprinkle the seasoning mix on top to taste and stir to combine. Cook the mixture for 4-5 minutes or until cooked through. Stir in the tomato chili sauce, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook an additional 3-4 minutes, or until the sauce begins to absorb into the meat mixture.
While the meat is cooking, cut the lettuce into thin strips and set aside in a bowl.
Place the vegan cheese, the guacamole, the pico de gallo, and the vegan sour cream into separate bowls. Set the bowls out on a table.
Wrap the tortillas in aluminum foil, and place in the oven for 3-5 minutes, or until warmed through. Remove from the oven and keep wrapped until ready to serve.*
Open the wrapped tortillas, and use a spoon to spread an equal portion of meat in the center of each tortilla. Fold the tortillas in half and place on a platter. Set on the table with the bowls of toppings.
Let everyone fill their tacos according to their taste. We recommend starting with a layer of cheese, followed by some lettuce, guacamole, and pico de gallo. Top with sour cream, cilantro and pickled jalapeños. Serve accompanied by the curtido slaw. Enjoy!!!
Tortillas can also be warmed quickly by directly placing them one at a time over a low stove top flame for 10-20 seconds.
Getting Your Kids Involved:
Kids can put the sides into bowls. With adult supervision, older kids can cut the lettuce into strips and can pull the leaves off of the cilantro
Encouraging Picky Eaters:
Kids love tacos! Let them build their own. You may be surprised by the sides that they choose.