Vegetarian Tacos even meat-eaters will love!

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Ingredients:
2 cans reduced sodium garbanzo beans
1 packet Taco Seasoning (any brand)*
shredded lettuce
stone-ground corn tortillas, lard-free flour tortillas, or hard taco shells
diced tomatoes
avocado
shredded cheese*
sour cream*
any other items you like on your taco

Directions: Combine garbanzo beans with taco mix. For juicier filling, use all liquid from garbanzo beans. For less juicy filling, use liquid from only one can. Simmer over medium heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Lightly mash the garbanzo beans with a fork or bean masher. This not only keeps them from rolling out of your taco shells, but gives them a ground beef-like texture. Heat the tortillas under a broiler or in a non-stick skillet. Spread some of the bean mixture on the tortilla, then top with the other ingredients. Enjoy!

* To make this a vegan dish, make sure the taco seasoning does not include whey or milk solids, and substitute vegan cheese, such as Vegan Gourmet: www.followyourheart.com/cheese.php and sour cream, such as Tofutti's Sour Supreme: www.tofutti.com/soursupreme.0.asp

Adapted from the Garbanzo Tacos recipe found here: vegweb.com/index.php?topic=5911.0

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  1. Fuzzy&Co 62 months ago | reply

    Ciao, sono amministratore di un gruppo chiamato ROSSO POMODORO. Ci farebbe piacere aggiungere l’elemento al gruppo.

  2. Fuzzy&Co 61 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Piadina&Co, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  3. oakhillstudiodolls 61 months ago | reply

    Oh wow, this looks delicious. I am so happy to see a recipe that uses beans instead of the processed soy "meat." Will have to try this.

  4. isisunvled 60 months ago | reply

    yum! I often make these- but i don't even use the taco shells or wraps anymore- i just use a leaf of romaine lettuce! great shot of a great meal.

  5. 8th Lopez 59 months ago | reply

    This looks AMAZING! Planing on making it- maybe even tonight!

  6. **Tony Loves Tacos** 58 months ago | reply

    Bueno, se mira rico, pero lastima que le quitas el sabor autentico a nuestra comida...
    tanto siglos de desarollo gastronomico.

    Basically looks good, but I prefer the real thing that's been so many centuries in the making.

    We don't label our foods as vegetarian or not, our foods include both as part of the traditional Mexican staple.

    I am 35, I was eating potato tacos way before you could buy them at a restaurant... that's just the tip of the ice berg.

    You get an A for effort.

  7. foodnetworkcanada 56 months ago | reply

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    I'm an admin from Food Network Canada (foodtv.ca) and I'd love it if you could add this photo to our pool. I reguarly put together blog entries highlighting photos from our pool on a specific theme. Full credit will be given to you and a link back to your flickr page.

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  8. BulletGirl 52 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Eat around the world, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  9. El búho dormido - Annais 52 months ago | reply

    ¡Excelente imagen!
    Excellent image!

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    Please add your photo to:
    " Dinkistyle Magazine "

  10. broalex 52 months ago | reply

    Lovely...

    Bet it's tasty ..

    Here's a perfect TACO's recipe.. Mexican Original ..

    www.violetpan.com/taco-casserole

  11. MrMesa14 51 months ago | reply

    As an admin at All Things Mexico and I'd love to have this added to the group!

  12. SweetOnVeg 48 months ago | reply

    I'm an admin for a group called Avocado Love, and I'd love to have this added to the group! :o)

  13. Ephemeron 48 months ago | reply

     Alolmedo: Thank you!
     broalex: Thank you!
     MrMesa14: Thank you for the invite!
     sweetonveg: Thank you for the invite!

  14. Food2.com 48 months ago | reply

    Hi Ephemeron,
    Your Mexican food photos are delicious!! You should totally enter your pictures in the Mexican Standoff Challenge for a chance to win! You don't need a recipe, the photo just has to be taken by you. Enter here - www.food2.com/challenges/mexican-standoff/challenge

  15. bc42 46 months ago | reply

    Tried this last night. Two thumbs up!

  16. Ephemeron 46 months ago | reply

    That's great! Glad you enjoyed them. :-)

    Thanks!

  17. lisa4169 40 months ago | reply

    ...can't be serious, I am sooooooo gonna try this tomorrow THANKS, this looks tooooooooo good

  18. j0529 40 months ago | reply

    Yum, great pic

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