One of my best friends and hottest mom I know, Laurie, made these tacos for me one night in Phoenix before I knew how to cook. Needless to say I basically stole these tacos right off her kids plate.... they were that good. Laurie, I'm sorry for causing your children malnourishment ;) At first I am sure your reaction will be the same as mine was. "Baked beans on tacos?" But for some reason the sauteed vegetables with the sweet baked beans just works! Trust me and try this recipe. They are my husbands absolute favorite meatless monday recipe, and I am sure they will yours too! The best thing about this recipe is you can use as many, or as little vegetables as you want. You definitely can change the amounts I listed below, it will still be great!
Laurie's Meatless Monday Miracle
6-8 whole wheat flour tortilla or corn tortillas
1 medium zucchini or yellow squash
1 yellow bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
6-7 large mushrooms
1/2 yellow or white onion
2 green onions
1 cup fresh or frozen corn
1 can vegetarian baked beans
Salt & Pepper to taste
Shredded cheese of choice
The first step? Get to choppin'! Finely chop all of your vegetables. Put all chopped bell peppers, squash or zucchini, and mushrooms in a large bowl. In a separate bowl place chopped white onion. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil or vegetable oil in large pan over medium heat.
First, add chopped onions and cook for about 5 minutes, until they begin to soften. This is important because all veggies take a different amount of time to cook. If you threw everything in together you would have soggy squash & mushrooms, and raw onion. Gross.
After onions have began to soften, add the chopped zucchini, bell peppers and mushrooms. Cook until the rest of the veggies have begun to soften, then add frozen corn. Cook until thawed and heated through. Finish with a little salt and pepper!
Secret ingredient!!! Heat up your baked beans in the microwave or over the stove. Pretty simple instructions, right? Your welcome :)
While vegetable and beans are cooking (or heating up) you can shred your cheese, cut your green onions, avocado, or anything else you would like to top your tacos! You can also heat up your tortillas if you like them warm.
Next is the assembly step. Start with a warm tortilla and add a large spoonful of vegetables. Top with a spoonful of baked beans, then add your toppings of choice.