Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Mar 02, 2010: Tofu Tuesday Taco Filling

This week I'm using fried tofu is used as a extender for ground beef tacos.

The advantage of tofu is protein content. Three ounces of the fried tofu provides 24 g of protein with 14 g of fat, while three ounces of 85/15 ground beef provides 16 g protein and 14 g of fat.

6 oz Fried Tofu (minced)
2 Clove Garlic, minced
1 Onion, diced
1.5 lbs 85/15 Ground Beef
1 Packet Taco Seasoning
0.75 C Chicken Stock or Water

Fried tofu seemed to be a logical choice for for tacos.

Used a food processor to mince the tofu.

Saute the garlic and onion with the tofu. Since tofu is a little bland, the onions should impart some flavor.

After a minute, add the ground beef and break apart while cooking.

After 5 to 10 minutes, add the taco seasoning and stock.
Note: After much experimentation with trying to make my own blend of taco seasoning, I found the package stuff to be better and more convenient.

Cover and simmer for another 10 minutes.

The Dish
I kept dinner rather simple.. rice cooked with Goya Cilantro and Achiote (annatto) seasoning and canned beans.

Ground beef burrito... rice, beans, taco filling, salsa and cheese.

Extra rice and beans on the side. A relatively quick dinner with plenty of leftovers for lunch.

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