Well, as I mentioned on Monday, I have found some great vegetarian recipes. So for my Friday Favorites, I HAVE to share with you this vegan recipe that I absolutely could eat everyday for lunch (and pretty much do eat everyday for lunch).
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos
1tBsp olive oil
1/2 red onion, sliced thin
1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
8oz of organic tempeh, crumbled
1 tsp cumin
1 tBsp chili powder
1 yam or sweet potato, peeled and cut into small cubes
10oz can of fire-roasted diced tomatoes
10 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
whole wheat flour tortillas
** Heat oil in a skillet and add onion and pepper. Cook until softened. Add tempeh and brown slightly. Then add seasonings, tomatoes and potato. Cover and lower heat. Simmer until potato softened about 10 min or so. Then add beans and cook until heated through.
(Of course, I take the vegan out of it and add a little Greek yogurt or sour cream inside before I wrap it up with a little added chopped cilantro too)
Two things about this recipe: 1) What is tempeh? Check here. It's a good source of protein. Of course for me, it's kind of...well...nasty. But mixed in with the right foods and seasonings, then it takes quite good. I buy mine at an organic health food store.
And 2) don't cheat and use regular diced tomatoes. Use the FIRE-ROASTED. What a difference. So good!
Have you ever had tempeh? Any plans for this long weekend?
Enjoy and have a great weekend!
Friday, February 17, 2012