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Lunch tacos

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 19:15:24 -0700

Ingredients:

Beans:
  • Black-eye peas, seasoned 3/4 cup
  • Rice, cooked 1/4 cup
  • Mexican-type spice/herb mix 1-2 tsp
  • Hot oil, Szechuan-type 1/2-1 tsp
  • "Salt", black pepper, ground as needed
  • Chicken stock as needed
  1. Place peas, rice and stock in a small bowl. Cook loosely covered in microwave for 30-60 sec. or as necessary until liquid absorbed and peas softer. Mix in Mexican spices, hot oil, *salt* and pepper to taste.
  2. Cover and set aside.
Meat:
  • Ground turkey, cooked, seasoned 1/4 cup
  • Chipolte chili, ground ~1/2 tsp
  • "Salt", pepper dash
  1. Put ground meat in a small glass bowl. Add chili, "salt", pepper as needed.
  2. Heat in microwave for 30 sec or so, cover and set aside.
Chili sauce:
  • Roasted green/red chili, canned, hot/spicy 2 tbsp
  • Sour cream 1-2 tbsp
  1. Heat green or red chili is a small bowl, add a little sour cream. Set aside and keep warm.
Tacos:
  • Corn tortillas, yellow or white 3
  • Mozarella, fresh, water-packed, chopped 1 oz.
  • Cheddar, shredded 1/3 oz.
  1. Place tortillas on dish of same size. Put dish on middle of kitchen towel and fold towel over plate.
  2. Heat wrapped plate/tortillas in microwave for 30-60 sec.
  3. Exact time depends on number of tortillas and individual equipment, so necessary to experiment to find best time.
  4. Reheat beans, meat and chili sauce if necessary.
  5. Put tortillas on a large plate.
  6. Place 1½ tbsp of beans in center of each tortilla. Then 1/3 of meat, and 1/3 of mozarella.
  7. Add a spoonful of chili sauce to each taco.
  8. Finally top with shredded cheddar.
Final prep:
  • Quick pickle or slaw, drained 1/2 cup
  1. Carfully dry the pickled cabbage/slaw on a towel. Cut into smaller pieces if needed.
  2. Serve tacos with chopped slaw on top of tacos, adds a nice crunch and looks great!
Variations:
Natually, all kinds of variations are possible, depending on what leftovers are in the fridge!

Many foods will work well, especially when they have distinctive flavors. For example, baked swordfish cut into chunks is wonderful. Other meats, like salmon, chicken, or burgers work well. Non-meat additions, Burmese tofu for example, can be excellent.

Rice by itself can be a good component. Don't be afraid to add a decent amount of spices because rice is inherently bland. Stir-fried vegetables with distinctive flavors, arugula, romaine hearts, and Chinese broccoli are excellent options.

categories: southwest, legumes, fowl

About Thinair Recipes

Recipes developed specifically for low-sodium diets—so easy to use! Here's a quick guide. Ingredients are in boxes:

  • garlic, chopped 3 cloves

Recipes can have several ingredient boxes showing stuff needed for numbered step-by-step instrucions:

  1. Saute garlic in oil until soft.
  2. Add chicken stock to pan...

Not too complicated!

BTW when "salt" is an ingredient, it refers to KCl or "salt substitute", not NaCl in any form! Ask your doctor if that's OK, KCl may not be healthy for some people.