Healthy & Yummy Blenditarian Tacos Recipe

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Are you trying to put more plant-based foods in your diet? Try blenditarian tacos – it’s a blend of ground beef and mushrooms with traditional Mexican ingredients & toppings. Kids love it!

This recipe uses a mushroom/ground beef blend for a healthier, plant-focused meal that is Earth-conscious and strikes a nutrition-sustainability-flavor balance.

Use leftover Mexican Mushroom-Beef Blend in another dish tomorrow, such as Mexican Lasagne, or Blenditarian Nachos.

(For more information on Blenditarian eating, see our article Blenditarian Mushroom/Ground Meat Recipes are Nutritious & Delicious.)

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Healthy u0026amp; Yummy Blenditarian Tacos Recipe

For Mexican Mushroom-Beef Blend:

  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 8 oz fresh button or cremini mushrooms
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cans black beans, drained
  • 1 pkg taco seasoning mix
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can yellow kernel corn, drained

For Tacos:

  • 1 c sour cream
  • 6 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • diced avocado (optional)
  • shredded lettuce (optional)
  • shredded cheese (optional)
  • salsa (optional)

For Mexican Mushroom-Beef Blend:

  1. In food processor, pulse onion and mushrooms to coarse texture. (Or chop with knife.) Set aside.

  2. In large frying pan, brown ground beef. Drain fat. Set aside.
  3. In same frying pan, heat oil. Add mushroom mixture and sauté 3-4 minutes, or until most moisture has been released.

  4. Add black beans and mix. Add beef, taco seasoning, tomatoes and corn to black bean and mushroom blend. Mix and cook until heated through.

For Tacos:

  1. In a small bowl, mix sour cream, cilantro and lime juice. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. Warm tortillas in microwave or grill in frying pan. Spoon Mexican Mushroom-Beef Blend on taco. Top with sour cream mixture and desired toppings.
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Recipe courtesy the Mushroom Council 

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