Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
A vegetarian alternative to this Mexican favorite. My parents are a little leary of my non-meat dishes, but they love Mexican food. And this was a big hit. I was happy...
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small yellow onion, chopped
- 1 stalk celery, chopped
- 1 red peppers or 1 green pepper, chopped
- 1 jalapeno pepper, de-seeded, minced (or to taste-can substitute hot sauce or a dash of cayenne for the heat)
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 (19 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
- 3 -5 tablespoons of your favorite chunky salsa
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon chili powder (I like the color this gives the beans)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground coriander (your choice)
- 8 taco shells
- shredded cheddar cheese
- shredded iceberg lettuce
- hot sauce
- fresh cilantro, chopped
- black olives
- sour cream
- In large fry pan, heat oil over medium heat.
- Cook the onion, celery, red or green pepper, jalapeno, and garlic until softened.
- Add garbanzo beans, spices, and a couple tsp of salsa.
- Stir until heated through.
- I like to fit the taco shells in a baking pan, spoon in filling evenly into the shells and bake in a 300°F oven for 5 minutes or so.
- It helps the shells from falling apart when you take the first bite.
- Remove from oven and top with your favorite toppings.
This recipe is awesome! The only variation I made was to use about a cup of Salsa. My son and I are being vegetarians for 21 days and this is one recipe that is going to carry beyond. Thanks!
These are REALLY FABULOUS!!! The flavors really ROCK and the garbanzos are a greattttttttt substitute for the meat in tacos!!!! I love the addition of cumin, because it is one of my most favorite spices!! And the coriander was also a very nice addition :-) I topped these bad boys with vegan cheese (non-dairy), some hot salsa, and shredded lettuce and a small amount of tomato!!!
This was very good and all three of our children ate it. It was quick, inexpensive, and certainly on the repeat list.