Not Ground Beef Tacos

This is ridiculously easy to make, and so satisfying. The texture and consistency is very similar to ground beef - and its much better than using the processed fake stuff they sell by the tofu section at your grocery store.


Vegan, Soy Free, Ground Beef Tacos
by Sarah Farsh March 31, 2013
  • 15oz can unsalted kidney beans, drained
  • 6oz organic tomato paste
  • 4 tbsp tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 1 cup organic corn meal
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • stone ground, whole wheat tortillas
  • toppings: avocado, cilantro, jalapeno, cherry tomatoes, favorite hot sauce
In a bowl, mash kidney beans, tomato paste, tamari, corn meal paprika, chili powder and cumin together with a fork. You don't have to mash perfectly, it's ok if there are some pieces of bean whole - it  adds texture. When you're happy with the mash, add in brown rice, and combine well - trying not to mash the rice too much. Meanwhile, dry saute onions and garlic in a large pan. Add bean mixture to onions and garlic, and start sauteing on med/high heat. Mash and mix in pan as you would cook ground meat for tacos! Continue moving mixture around in pan for about 15min with a wooden spoon, until warm. Serve inside of hard or soft taco shell, or on top of a bed of greens, with your favorite taco toppings.


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