Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Roasted pepper and Onion with Beans Tacos

                   Who doesn't like Mexican food? After coming late from work, I generally prefer to make a quick delicious meal. If you are also in same boat as me, these tacos definitely fit the bill.
                  It is a nice combination of roasted peppers and smoky flavor of fire-roasted tomatoes. You could add many toppings like lettuce, sour cream etc as you like, but I like mine to be minimal so that the actual flavors of the stuffing are not diluted.
              I do hope that you like this quick healthy dinner.
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced Onions
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper powder
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped Onions
  • 3 minced Garlic cloves
  • 2 cups Black beans
  • 1/2 cup diced fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp red Chili powder
  • 6-8 Corn Taco Shells
  • 1 cup Salsa
  • 1 cup diced Avocados
  • 1/2 shredded Cheese (Can use vegan cheese also)
  • Olive Oil

      For roasted peppers and Onions:
  • Preheat the oven at 450°F.
  • Add the sliced peppers and onions to a bowl. Add some Olive Oil to the bowl.
  • Season with salt and pepper and mix it well.
  • Arrange the mixture on a large baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes.
  • Stir and roast again for 10-15 minutes or until the peppers are tender and beginning to turn slightly black.
  • Remove from oven, transfer to the bowl and keep aside

      For the bean stuffing:
  • Heat some oil in a pan. Add the cumin seeds.
  • Once the seeds start to crackle, add the garlic and chopped onions and saute till they are translucent.
  • Now add the cooked black beans and fire roasted tomatoes. Add about 1 cup water and salt and chili powder and mix it well.
  • Let it simmer on low heat for about 15 minutes, until most of the liquid is evaporated.
  • Take it off the heat. Now, gently mash the beans until the mixture is thick but still chunky. 
  • Transfer to the bowl and keep aside.

     For assembling the tacos

  • Heat the taco shells in microwave for couple of minutes
  • Take a taco, add some stuffing to it.
  • Top it with some roasted peppers and onions.
  • Garnish with some avocado, cheese and salsa.
  • Serve immediately and Enjoy!
Hope you enjoy this quick meal!