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Dogmama
08-25-2006, 03:39 AM
I got this on my daily recipes.com email & thought I'd share it with our vegan sisters.

Submitted By: BandE
Black beans mingle with onions, peppers, garlic, cornmeal and spices in this tasty taco filling. Try it in burritos or as a dip for tortilla chips. No black beans? Red, pink, or pinto beans are great subs.


Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Yields: 8 servings
INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 bell pepper, chopped
2 (14.5 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed, drained, and mashed
2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
1 1/2 tablespoons cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 cup salsa

DIRECTIONS
Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion, garlic, and bell pepper; cook until tender. Stir in mashed beans. Add the cornmeal. Mix in cumin, paprika, cayenne, chili powder, and salsa. Cover, and cook 5 minutes.

divingbiker
08-25-2006, 04:47 AM
This vegan thanks you! I've got some tortillas crying for a filling so maybe I'll try this recipe soon. Looks like it would be tasty for anyone, not just vegans.

I'll share one of my favorite pot-luck recipes. It makes a big batch and is very easy and very tasty. I got it from allrecipes.com.

Black Bean Salsa

3 15 oz cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 11 oz can Mexican-style corn, drained
2 10 oz cans diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, partially drained (Rotel tomates are very spicy and work well)
2 tomatoes, diced (if tomatoes are not in season I use a can of petite diced tomatoes)
2 bunches green onions, chopped
cilantro for garnish (I mix in about 1/3 cup chopped cilantro rather than using it as a garnish)

In a large bowl, mix together everything and chill 8 hours or overnight before serving. But if you're hungry, it tastes good right away, too.

Bikingmomof3
08-25-2006, 05:27 AM
I am not vegan, but I shall definitely be making both of these recipes. Thanks for sharing them. :)

Running Mommy
08-25-2006, 08:49 AM
Mmmnnnnn.. Sounds TASTY! Thanks!!!

AuntieK
08-25-2006, 10:07 AM
I try to make a vegetarian meal at least once a week, so I appreciate the ideas. Thanks!

colby
08-25-2006, 03:09 PM
For those of you willing to eat meat substitutes, if we're talking tacos (or most things with ground up bits of meat usually in them), the Quorn grounds really work well and don't have that soy taste (well, duh, they aren't made with soy!).

I don't think Quorn is vegan (eggs maybe?), but I can even get my meat-loving "boys" (husband, father, and brother) to eat them so they must be good :D Second place would be Yves, third Morningstar/Boca/Gardenburger.

I use a lot of substitutes to try to get my "others" to eat non-meat stuff (I am vegetarian, but occasionally eat fish for the fatty acids and proteins). I could give you an earful on substitutes, that's for sure ;)