Monday, September 28, 2015

Vegan MoFo Day 28: Tacos vs. Burritos

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Today's Vegan MoFo entry asks the age old question...taco vs. burrito--who reigns supreme?

I know, I've chosen a pretty ambiguous photo!

That's because--let's get real people--it's all about the fillings! And I'm not taking the easy way out here, though I could see how you might think that. I am a taco girl at home and I am all about the burritos at restaurants.

Why?

At home I can have as many tacos as I want, and I don't have to fold them into a burrito shape. In the real world, I can eat a gigantic burrito, and have someone else stuff it for me. I do occasionally stray from this rule...(Kimchi Taco, anyone?) but generally speaking, that's how I roll. Also I like to fry my soft shells in a little oil before I eat my tacos (yummy! and a little harder to do with a burrito).

So let's talk about those taco/burrito fillings!!

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Upton's Naturals makes a pretty kickass chorizo seitan. I combined these with my bean filling (see recipe below) and some cashew crema and my husband said it was hands down the best burrito he'd ever had (I'm not sure I'd go quite that far, but I have to say it was pretty darn delicious).

Also, how about some beans!!
Easy Taco/Burrito Bean Filling
What You'll Need:
1 tbsp oil
1 small white onion, chopped
1/4 tsp chile powder
1/8 tsp cayenne, plus more to taste
1/4 tsp salt, to taste
1/4 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp coriander
1 tomato, chopped
1 package Upton's Naturals chorizo seitan
1 can black beans (15 oz.), drained and rinsed
1 lime, halved (optional)

What You'll Need to Do:
Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat, then add your oil. Add your onions and sauté with a few dashes of chile powder, cumin, salt and coriander. Add in tomatoes and seitan after 5 minutes, and continue to sauté until your onions are golden and beginning to brown slightly, another 3-5 minutes. Add in your beans and the rest of your spices and cook until heated through. Remove from stove and add a squeeze of lime, if desired. Add to taco or burrito!

*Tips and Tricks:
In a pinch, you can make this sans seitan. The flavored black beans are also very yummy on their own.

You can also add a bit of salsa into the mix. Stir in a little bit with the beans, or at the very end.

Check out more Upton's Naturals products if you can find them at a store near you--they are delicious! I can't wait to try the chili lime carnitas jack fruit--sounds like another amazing taco/burrito filling!


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