Healthier Me: Soy Tacos

Comfort Food: Soy Tacos

(Serving: 3-5)

Soy Tacos

Lately, I have been craving something different for dinner. You know, I was just not feeling the rice beans and fish combo, so I started to think back on when I made a dish with my soy / soya chunks and went from there. But, this time, I added a Mexican twist — tacos. Since most Mexican restaurants are out of my way I decided to see what we had in the fridge and the pantry to feed my taste buds.  Then, BINGO….I came across this 1/2  a bag of Ramela Dark Soy Chunks and a family size pack of Old El Paco Hard and Soft Tacos . I wish I had some lettuce to top it off but..eh, next time.

 

Dry Ingredients:

5 tbs of  Garlic Powder

5 tbs of Onion Powder

5 tbs of Black Pepper

5 tbs of White Pepper

5 tbs of Oregano

6 tbs of Chili Powder

4 oz. of Ramela Dark Soy Chunks

2 oz. of grated Cracker Top Sun Dried Tomato & Basil Cheese

5 Shells of Old El Paco Hard and Soft Tacos

 

Wet (like) Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup of Water

1 1/2 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)

1/2 cup of Ketchup

1/6  cup of medium Plum Tomato (cubed)

 

STEPS:

  1. Pour the dry Ramela Dark Soy Chunks into a bowl of choice
  2. Add water to the bowl. Let the soy chunks sit in the water for 15-20 minutes.  This will allow the soy chunks to soften to consistency that is tender enough to resemble meat.  Then strain the water out of the bowl.  I chose to place the soy chunks in another container because I just found it easier.
  3. Add Dry Ingredients: Garlic Powder, Onion PowderBlack PepperWhite Pepper, Oregano & Chili Powder (no cheese yet)
  4. Pour EVOO into the frying pan while on medium heat and then add the soy chunks.  Let it cook for 2 – 5 minutes then add Ketchup or a tomato paste.  Mix it in, turn off the stove and let it cool for 5 – 10 minutes.
  5. Add the soy chunks to the Old El Paco Hard Tacos shells. Then garnish them with the cubed tomato pieces and the grated Cracker Top Sun Dried Tomato & Basil Cheese using as much as you like.  And, Enjoy!

 

RAMELA DARK SOY (SOYA) CHUNKS

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OLD EL PACO – HARD TACOS

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CRACKER TOP SUN DRIED TOMATO & BASIL CHEESE20140617_203459

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