I think if there is one thing in the world that everyone can agree on it is that tacos are epic. I love tacos and here is why…
- Tacos can be made out of pretty much anything.
- Tacos challenge you to make good food from nothing.
- You do not need to be a great chef to make great tacos.
- Tacos are messy … messy is fun.
- Tacos are spicy – i love spicy foods and flavours.
- Tacos are inexpensive
- Tacos fall apart and we still love them (Chronic Spoonies will understand ;).
- I have never met a taco I didn’t like.
- Tacos are lighter than burritos
- Tacos are good for literally any meal or snack of the day.
Today is #TacoTuesday and I thought I would share a favourite taco recipe of mine. Chuck and I made this on the weekend and loved it. They are vegetarian. Since I started chemo I have not been tolerating meat as much. Chuck and I have become what we call flexitarians. I still eat the occasional serving of bacon but 90% of our diet is now vegetarian.
These tacos are made with Potatoes, and are full of flavour. Huge Shout out to #SheLikesFood. A household favourite, we will be making them lots during the next few months.
Now before we get to the recipes lets get to the ratings.
Jess’s Taste Rating: ( i like my tacos with a bit more spice)
Chuck’s Taste Rating:
I gave this recipe a 3 spoon rating for energy, because there is a lot of chopping depending on the toppings you use. I used onions, avocado, shredded cheese, salsa and lettuce, with beans on the side. It can also involve a lot of standing for cooking the potatoes (but you can always bring over a chair).
- 2 large russet potatoes, cut into bite size pieces
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Scant 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Corn tortillas
- Optional toppings: lettuce, tomato, avocado, salsa, onion, jalapeno, cilantro
- Add chopped potatoes to a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring potatoes to a boil and cook until fork tender, 15-20 minutes. When done, drain potatoes well.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add olive oil, potatoes and all the spices. Stir until all the spices are evenly incorporated and then arrange in a single layer. Let potatoes cook for 3-5 minutes, until crispy, and then flip and repeat.
- Fill corn tortillas with desired amount of potatoes and top with favorite toppings.
If you have a favourite taco recipe let me know, I would love to make it <3