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Easy Vegan Tacos Sin Carne for Quick Dinner

Ingredients


“Meat”
• 1 cup dried textured vegetable protein (TVP)
• 1/2 yellow onion
• 1 cup diced or crushed tomatoes, optional


Seasoning
• 2 Tbsp chili powder
• 1/2 t garlic powder
• 1/2 t onion powder
• 1/2 t cayenne pepper
• 1/2 t oregano
• 1 t paprika
• 1 Tbsp cumin
• salt and pepper to taste


The rest
• lettuce
• tomatoes
• salsa
• any other toppings you love
• taco shells or tortillas

Preparation

  1. Place 1 part TVP in a bowl and cover with 1 part boiling water to make this. Cover the bowl with the cover and set aside for five minutes.
  2. Heat 1 TBSP oil in a pan while the TVP is rehydrating.
  3. When the pan is heated, add the onion and cook, frequently stirring, until it is gently browned.
  4. Toss in the chile, garlic, and onion powder, as well as the cayenne, oregano, paprika, and cumin once the onions are ready. Toss to coat the onion.
  5. Toss in the tomatoes. I use whatever I have on hand, which is usually sliced tomatoes, and season to taste. The tomatoes offer juiciness and taste, but you might eliminate them; in that case, add a little more water to the onion mixture when adding the TVP.
  6. Stir in the TVP until it is thoroughly mixed. Allow simmering for 5 minutes to allow flavours to meld.
  7. Assemble your garnishes.

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