Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Oil Free Tacos

Even though I enjoy spending hours scouring my cookbooks and the internet for fun, intricate recipes with long lists of ingredients, to make special meals, I also love a quick and easy recipe too.  This is a very basic taco that I love to make in the morning for breakfast when I don't want the normal breakfast food. Did you know most countries don't eat dessert for breakfast like we do? Americans have coffees that might as well be a hot milkshake, pastries, donuts and don't even get me started on the added sugar in most cereal.  And if you aren't feeling the sweet stuff, you end up heading to the artery clogging greasy mess of eggs and bacon with buttery toast. We all know that isn't the right way to start a day but its easy and comfortable to most people. Well I am here to offer you a yummy alternative that has a little bit of sweet with protein and veggies to fuel your day and that can be made quickly that also refrigerates well for leftovers.  Pair with some fresh squeezed fruit juice or a smoothie. This is a very basic recipe, so feel free to change it up with what you have on hand or prefer.

1/2 C Water
2   C Sweet potato (cubed)
1   Tbs Taco Seasoning
2   Cans Organic Black beans (rinsed)
     Salt and Pepper to taste
     Corn Tortillas

In a deep large frying pan, add in water, turn heat to med high and cover. When the water starts to boil, add in sweet potatoes and seasoning, return lid and allow to steam about 5 minutes or until almost tender. Check on occasion to make sure there is a little water at the bottom, this will prevent sticking.  Add in black beans and allow the potatoes to finish cooking.  While this is finishing, in another pan, warm your tortillas. There is no need to add any oil.

Once the filling is done, add to your tortillas and top with lettuce, fresh guacamole or tomatoes.  I like to make a quick guacamole with avocado, lemon juice, garlic powder, onion powder and diced tomatoes.  Another yummy dairy free topping is a little Tofutti Sour Cream. Most people can't tell the difference between this and dairy sour cream.  You can find it at your local Co-Op or in the health food section of a lot of grocery stores. Mind you, this I do not consider a "health food" but a little on top of all those veggies certainly won't hurt ;)


  1. What a great idea! We make potato tacos all the time but have never tried using sweet potatoes! I will definitely be trying your recipe this week!!

  2. how many wrens does this recipe get?

    1. I have not gotten an official rating but i do know he was craving them today ;)

  3. I don't cook often but this sounds easy n yummy :D Good job.
    BTW, you might want to mention "T" as either teaspoon(tsp) or tablespoon(tbsp)

    1. Sorry about the "T" not being clear. I will change that. A "T" is always tablespoon and a "t" is teaspoon :)