This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Make sure your corn taco shells are gluten-free and check for flour in pre-shredded cheese. It's best to grate your own from a block.
"There was avocado, wrinkled and grumpy on the outside, green spring within, creamy as ice cream when smashed into guacamole. There were the smoky flavors of chipotle peppers and the sharp-sweet crunch of cilantro, which Lillian loved so much Abuelita would always give her a sprig to eat as she walked home." -Erica Bauermeister, The School of Essential Ingredients
Crimini mushrooms are meaty, savory, ingredients that are perfect for tacos. They have enough great umami flavor to stand up to strong spices, and if you like your tacos spicier, add a bit more chili powder or red pepper flakes.
There is always the debate of whether to use crispy or soft tortillas. For me, I love both as long as they are corn tortillas: flour tortillas are made with highly refined white flour, which the body processes in essentially the same way as table sugar. Because the ground cornmeal is a whole grain, these tacos are much better for you than those made with white flour - note the 11 grams of fiber in the nutrition facts.
Servings: 2 | Serving size: 3 tacos
Cooking time: 30 minutes
This recipe can easily be multiplied and the taco filling makes good leftovers, hot or cold. It's best to assemble the tacos just before eating.
|1 tsp||olive oil|
|4 Tbsp||pumpkin seeds (pepitas)|
|1 large||white onion (thinly sliced)|
|1 medium||poblano pepper (seeded and thinly sliced)|
|16 ounces||crimini mushrooms (sliced)|
|1 1/2 tsp.||chili powder|
|1/8 tsp||red pepper flakes|
|1/4 cup||white wine|
|6||corn taco shells|
|2 cups||Romaine lettuce (thinly sliced)|
|1/3||avocado (thinly sliced)|
|3 ounces||reduced fat Monterey jack cheese|
Place the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the pumpkin seeds and cook, tossing frequently, for about 2 minutes.
Add the onions and reduce the heat to medium.
Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, tossing frequently.
Add the mushrooms and cook for about 20 minutes until the mushrooms are browned. Toss frequently.
Add the salt, cumin, chili powder, red pepper flakes and cook for another 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add the wine and the water, stir, and cook for about 5 minutes until the liquid has evaporated.
Simmer, covered, for about 5 minutes.
Serve in corn taco shells topped with lettuce, avocado and cheese.
Serving size = 3 tacos
Servings = 2
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 513||Calories from Fat 225|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 25g|
|Saturated Fat 7g||29%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 9g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 48g||37%|
|Dietary Fiber 11g||45%|
|Vitamin A 24%||Vitamin C 86%|
|Calcium 29%||Iron 24%|
|Vitamin K 101mcg||Potassium 1318mg|