here's a Taco Tuesday recipe that we kept adjusting + adjusting until we got to the point where we took a bite, looked at each other + said, "these are insanely good!" i prefer the veggies only version as i try to limit my meat eating, but you can add any meat to this dish + it fits nicely. (meat version :: season the meat with garlic, salt, pepper, olive oil, rosemary, thyme, + red chili peppers, dice or slice into strips, garnish with parsley + cook to your preference.)
flour tortillas (i get the thicker, soft taco version for better hold)
mushrooms (baby portobellos work nicely)
bell peppers (red + orange because they pack more nutrients)
tomatoes (cherry-sized tomatoes are quicker to slice)
greek yogurt (plain)
goat cheese (crumbles)
green pre-made salsa
chop veggies into small bite-sized pieces
heat skillet on medium with 2 tbsp olive oil
add broccoli, carrots, bell peppers, + mushrooms
1 tbsp minced garlic
sprinkle of cayenne pepper, salt, + black pepper
heat until vegetables start to caramelize, but aren't soggy.
make sure they still have some crunch to them.
you can tell the carmelizing is happening when you see the veggies + the pan start to turn.
add additional spice to the veggies with fresh cayenne if you want more kick.
once veggies are ready, set them aside in a bowl.
add more olive oil to preheated pan.
sprinkle cheddar cheese directly into the bottom of the pan.
place tortilla on top. it's important to be using a good non-stick pan.
press the tortilla down periodically as the cheese melts to ensure it sticks to the tortilla.
to check it's readiness, lift one edge slightly, then when ready turn over to give the opposite bare side a light browning. only do this when the cheese has a crunchy top. it gives it a great texture + flavor in your tacos + brings them up a notch.
for the cucumber salsa topping:
dice cucumbers, tomatoes, cilantro, red chili pepper + mix
add minced garlic, salt, pepper, olive oil, + lemon
taste + adjust to your spice preference.
set mixture aside with the veggies.
warm black beans + place in another bowl
assemble your tacos
add goat cheese + greek yogurt
now do you see why the thicker tortillas are a good idea?
experiment with your favorite veggies (sometimes i also like to include squash) + use this recipe as your starting point.
hope you enjoy them as much as we do!