From a vegetarian cookbook of mine. I love Couscous (KOOS-koos)- it is a quick-cooking grain made from ground semolina in the shape of very tiny beads, so it is a cool change from regular pasta! Also, I suppose you can use soft shell tacos shells, not just hard shell.
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes
- 1 cup water
- 1⁄4 cup chopped onion
- 5 teaspoons taco seasoning mix (1/2 of a 1 1/8 or 1 1/4 ounce envelope)
- 2⁄3 cup couscous
- 8 ounces firm tofu (fresh bean curd) or 8 ounces extra firm tofu, drained and finely chopped (fresh bean curd)
- 10 taco shells, warmed
- 1 1⁄2 cups shredded lettuce
- 2⁄3 cup shredded cheddar cheese (about 3 ounces)
- In a medium saucepan combine undrained stewed tomatoes, water, onion, and taco seasoning mix.
- Bring to a boil.
- Stir in couscous and tofu.
- Cover; remove from heat- Let stand for 5 minutes.
- Spoon couscous mixture into taco shells.
- Top with lettuce and cheese- Serve with salsa.
First, thank you for posting this as I have lost the cookbook this recipe was in. My family, too, likes this recipe. I mash the tofu with an egg masher, and it gives the filling a consistency of having ground beef in it. My non vegetarians like it that way.
This was a very flavorful and a VERY fast vegetarian dinner. I added some chopped green pepper for crunch and pickled jalapeno for heat but otherwise kept it exactly as posted.