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ravishing red bean tacos

12 Apr

photo-26Beans are certainly one of the most economical proteins and sources of great nutrition (B vitamins, folate, iron, potassium, zinc etc…) out there!

Buy them dry, let them soak overnight or over a work-day, rinse, then cook them in water on your stove for 1 hour, or your pressure cooker and voila – meatless gems ready for a fun meal!

Here’s a great way to use them up:

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup red beans
  • 1 oz cheddar cheese, diced (optional)
  • 2-3 slices of avocado
  • 1/3 small onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp salsa
  • handful of greens (sprouts/cilantro/lettuce/microgreens)

Directions:

1. Prep and cook your beans: Measure out your beans, soak them for 8 hours. Drain and rinse, then add to a pot, submerge in water. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 1 – 1.5 hours, test for doneness.

2. Prep other ingredients: Heat up corn tortillas in the oven. Chop cheese, avocado, onion.

3. Assemble and serve: Place corn tortillas on your plate, add beans, cheese, avocado, onion, salsa and top with your greens. Add some hot sauce for some kick, and enjoy!

You’ll be surprised at how filling and satisfied you’ll feel after this meal.