Saturday, January 22, 2011
Tempeh and Black Bean Burritos
This tastes like chili wrapped up in a tortilla. Actually, you can make these for a party by cutting them in half, serving on a platter and adding various toppings.
Cuban Black Beans from Trader Joe's are excellent in this dish, but you can certainly use black beans and add your own spices (chili powder, cumin, garlic powder).
Tempeh and Black Bean Burrito
1 pkg. Tempeh
2 Tbl. olive oil
1 shallot or small onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup mushrooms, finely chopped
1 15-oz. can Trader Joe's Cuban Black Beans or regular Black Beans
1 15-oz. can diced tomatoes
2 tsp. lime juice
salt and pepper
Note: To soften tempeh and help it absorb flavors, steam or simmer in a marinade broth or sauce at least 15 minutes.
Boil the Tempeh in plain water or vegetable broth for approximately 10-15 min. Once cooled, finely chop or use food processor.
Heat oil in saucepan. Add onions, and saute 10 minutes. Add garlic, mushrooms and Tempeh and cook 5 minutes.
Add black beans, diced tomatoes, lime juice and salt/pepper. Reduce heat and let cook for approximately 20 minutes.
Fill your tortillas and top with fresh tomatoes, green peppers or store bought salsa.