|Prep Time||30-40 minutes|
|Meal Prep Friendly||Absolutely!|
|Serving Size||1-1/2 to 2 cups of meat replacement|
|Meal Time||Brunch, Lunch, Dinner|
|Best Served As||Taco filling, nachos, Mexican fusion brunch meat replacement, meat replacement filling for non-Mexican dishes (not best for soupy/wet foods as a meat replacement, may fall apart).|
I love getting creative with any meat substitute the more I transition into my vegetarian diet. So for this meat replacement, instead of going for jack fruit, tofu or something just chickpea related, I decided to combine three vegetables often included in “Superfood” master lists: sweet potatoes, black beans and beets.
Now, if you’re not huge on any of these, I’m sure you can trade one out for another. Just be sure to consider the consistency of the ingredient and the end-goal. In this case, you want something you can cook up in the skillet to get a nice, crisp pan fry on it that might emulate traditional taco filling.
|“Meat” filling ingredients below.
Below are my ingredients for the seasoning, which you can also just use a pre-made packet of your favorite taco seasoning, if you prefer.
|If you have a food processor, the prep time and prep in general will likely be much kinder to you. I did all of this by hand.
This superfood meat replacement goes great in any Mexican-inspired dish. I have divided my mixture into even containers to bring into work with some cheese. I will likely rotate between a side of tortilla chips for nachos, wheat tortillas for small tacos, or a quinoa mixture and power greens as a pseudo taco bowl. I may even saute peppers and onions later
I have some more ideas at the beginning of this post, but this is a great replacement for any usual turkey, beef or chorizo filling.