Hi gang!!!! I have sooooo much to do, as I know you would have with Christmas, Holidays etc…. but I am 100% committed to sharing my recipes and ideas with you all, so here I am doing a recipe blog for the second day in a row!! Its my pleasure too 🙂
Lots of you expressed interest in these black bean and quinoa tacos and I must say, they were delicious. Full of flavour, protein and fibre!!! You cant beat that!!!
Hope you enjoy!! As always, any comments and feedback is always appreciated.
STEP 1 – Gather your ingredients. For this you will need black beans, quinoa, 1 green capsicum, 1 red capsicum, taco shells, pre made taco sauce (or make your own – sometimes I even opt for convenience), 1 brown onion, 4 garlic cloves, coconut oil, garlic salt, ground cumin, cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt, chilli, ground paprika, lettuce, soy cheese, soy cream and lemon.
STEP 2 – I avoid buying canned beans so you will need to soak your black beans overnight and then they will take about an hour to cook and soften on the stove. Do this and then at the 40 minute mark cook your quinoa on the stove also. 1 part quinoa and 2 parts water. Drain and rinse both.
STEP 3 – Heat some coconut oil in a pan and add the onion and crushed garlic and cook until brown and fragrant. Add the green capsicum and cook for about 5 minutes.
STEP 4 – Whilst this is cooking you can prepare your own taco seasoning (or buy it – up to you). I used 1 tsp. of chilli powder, 1tsp of garlic salt, 1/2 tsp. of paprika, 2 tsp. of ground cumin, 1tsp of salt, 1tsp black pepper and a dash of cayenne pepper.
STEP 5 – Add the black beans and quinoa to the pan and stir. The amount depends on how many tacos you want to make and if you are going to store any. I made a lot so I could save some for the week.
STEP 6 – Add the taco sauce and taco seasoning and stir. Let simmer for about 10 – 15 minutes. This is also your chance to taste the mix and add any more spices, salt or pepper for your preferred taste.
STEP 7 – Prepare your toppings! I used red capsicum, grated soy cheese, lettuce and added the juiced of 1/2 a lemon to some soy cream to make it sour cream. You can also add corn, olives, avocado, guacamole, spring onion etc…
STEP 8 – Place your taco shells in the oven at 180 degrees for about 5 minutes. Add your black bean and taco mixture into the shells and then top with your toppings. Serve alone or with some grilled corn or rice.
I hope you enjoy these delicious and filling tacos as much as we did. Let me know how you go with them!
Until next time smile, eat well and be kind to animals 🙂