Flavorful, easy, and vegetarian, these chipotle black bean tacos are the perfect #MeatlessMonday or simple midweek meal option. You will love them!
Vegetarian Chipotle Black Bean Burger Tacos
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I recently came to the realization that I am perfectly happy with meals that do not contain meat. I happily order the vegetarian or vegan version of many of my favorites when we are out to eat. In fact, this past weekend I was in Portland, and enjoyed Pad See Ew with extra veggies and no meat, and an Indian curry the same way. I like most foods just as well without the meat. But the one food I absolutely love, and haven’t really been able to find a satisfying substitution to meat for is tacos. I LOVE tacos. And while veggie tacos are great, there is just something about the texture of meat in tacos that I want, love, and don’t want to compromise on. Not to mention, I like the protein!
Well, this week for Meatless Monday I thought I would try tacos just one more time, and instead of ground beef I would use a meatless option–black bean burgers. So I bought Gardein Chipotle Black Bean Burgers, which are super flavorful. I cooked them according to the package directions, and chopped them up for my tacos. And guess what? They were fantastic! I did not miss the meat at all.
You guys, no one was as surprised as me by how much I enjoyed these Vegetarian Tacos! I already knew I like Gardein products, as I have made their Turkey Cutlets before, as well as their Sweet and Sour Porkless Bites, but I had no idea how great the flavors and “chew” would be in these tacos. I am a convert. But let me tell you a little more of what I liked.
The first thing I enjoyed was how quickly they came together. It took only a few minutes to cook the patties, then it was just a matter of chopping up veggies, and crisping up the outside of the taco shell. In literally 10 minutes I had dinner on the table. After a long day of work this made me very happy.
Next, I loved the depth of flavor. The combination of the chipotle black bean burger with the sweet corn, red peppers, red onion, crispy romaine, and cilantro was great. The addition of a squeeze of lime took it up another level. I cooked the tacos to crispy, so they had some texture and crunch. And honestly, it was such a simple meal, but so fresh and yummy, I am sure I will make it again and again.
Last, I loved how good for me they were. I didn’t use any fatty sauces, or anything, just fresh, simple, ingredients.
Anyway, if you haven’t seen these products, go check them out. There are more than 25 awesome Gardein products to make a quick and easy weeknight meal. Such as: Gardein Meatless Pepperoni Pizza Pockets, Gardein BBQ Pulled Porkless Pocket Meal, Gardein Sweet & Sour Porkless Bites, Gardein Mini Crispy Crabless Cakes, and more! There are over 25 different Gardein products! As you can see, Gardein makes delicious, convenient and healthier versions of the foods we already love to eat! They are made with soy and wheat, ancient grains and veggies! They have the texture and protein of meat, but fewer calories, fat, and cholesterol.
Chipotle Black Bean Burger Tacos
- 2 patties Black Bean Burger Gardein Chipotle Black Bean Burger Patties
- 1/2 cup romaine lettuce sliced thinly
- 1/4 red pepper sliced thin
- 1 Tbs red onion chopped small
- 2 Tbs cilantro
- 1/4 cup cheddar cheese optional
- 1/3 cup sweet corn
- 1/2 Tbs butter
- 4 corn tortillas
- 1 Lime
- Prepare Gardein Chipotle Black Bean Burgers according to package directions
- Rough chop the Gardein Chipotle Black Bean Burger
- Chop red onion, red pepper, and cilantro into small pieces
- In a skillet, melt butter, and heat corn tortillas
- Sprinkle cheese over the top (optional)
- Top with rough chopped Gardein Chipotle Black Bean Burger, corn, 1/2 the red onion, and 1/2 the red peppers.
- Cook until the cheese melts
- Remove from pan, top with romaine lettuce, additional red peppers, red onions, and cilantro.
- Squeeze lime over the top, and enjoy!
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
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