Tuesday, May 13, 2008

American BBQ Tacos

At first, this recipe sounded really weird to me. While I was cooking it, I was afraid it was going to taste weird. It even kind of smelled weird. But it turned out to be really, really yummy! Instead of making the sauce, I just used some of my favorite bottled Sweet Baby Ray's sauce. It was great! We used flour tortillas because I never really like corn tortillas. We would make this again.

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American BBQ Tacos
Vegetarian Times, via CLBB

BBQ Sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon vegetarian Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp honey
1/4 tsp hot sauce, or more to taste

Tacos
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup sliced button mushrooms
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1 cup soy crumbles, such as Lightlife Gimme Lean (We use Morningstar Farms)
4 6-inch corn or flour tortillas, warmed
2 tablespoons chopped red onion
1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup shredded Romaine lettuce
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon pickle relish, optional

1. To make BBQ sauce: Combine all ingredients in bowl.

2. To make Tacos: Heat oil in nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms, bell pepper, and carrots and cook 3 minutes, or until vegetables are softened, stirring halfway through. Add soy crumbles and 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce. Cook 8 minutes, or until soy crumbles are browned.

3. Fill tortillas with soy crumble mixture. Top with red onion, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, and relish, if desired.
Serve with BBQ sauce.

Yield: 4 servings (More like two! It only makes 4 tacos!)

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