Sunday, June 13, 2010

Tasty Vegeterian Tacos

It was Taco Night and that too on a weekday! I am not talking about eating out. It was in my own kitchen having the taco night. It was so easy to put together and yet so tasty to your palates.

All you need is some planning ahead to shop for the right ingredients to stock your pantry. And there you have complete weeknight meal.

Things you need:

Taco shells (1 box, I used the Old El Paso crunchy Taco shells)

For the filling:

Refried beans 1 can
1 tsp. cumin powder
2 tbsp. oil
1/4 tsp. lemon juice or according to taste
A little water
Shredded lettuce 1 bag
Montery jack Cheese 1 pkt
Low fat sour cream 1 small container
Salsa-store bought 1 bottle
Cilantro lots chopped
red onion 1/2 chopped-divide in 2


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Arrange the taco shells on a cookie sheet and place in the oven for 5-10 minutes. This will keep them crisp and helps to hold the filling.
  2. In a pan, add 2 tbsp. oil and saute half of the chopped onions (you can add green chillies if you like your tacos spicy.).
  3. Add the refried beans and mix well.
  4. Add 1 tsp. of cumin powder and stir well.
  5. If the mix is too thick, add a little water and let it cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Turn the heat off and add lemon juice according to taste.
  7. Arrange the fillings from lettuce to red onions in a bowl and set up the taco bar (You may add chopped bell peppers, guacamole, or anything you like to bite into your taco.).

To serve:

Spoon in the refried beans inside the taco shell. Top it with salsa, shredded lettuce, onions, cheese and sour cream and dive in....

How easy is this to put together!

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