Chipotle Tempeh Sopes

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Tempeh is a patty made of fermented soybeans and sometimes additions like barley, millet and rice.  It has a slight sour taste due to the fermentation.  Tempeh has a great crunchy texture which makes it a great choice as a ground meat substitute.

Sopes are thick fried masa cakes with a raised edge (to keep all the toppings on bay). Commonly sopes are topped with beans, meat, lettuce, tomato and cheese or sour cream. Yum, yum.

For this recipe I have made a spiced-filled chipotle tempeh filling.  A little heat, a little spice and some good crunch from the tempeh.  A simple mash to some pinto beans creates the perfect base for the tempeh filling.  Top with some crisp lettuce and cool tomatoes and you have a great combo of flavors. Continue reading

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Spicy Red Chilaquiles

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Sometimes the least complex dishes tend to be the tastiest.  A few simple, delicious ingredients is all it takes to make a great dish packed with flavor come to life.

Chilaquiles are a breakfast staple.  Smothered tortillas and eggs topped with cheese make for a scrumptious and hearty meal.  Sometimes a tangy green sauce is used but this time I am using a quick red tomato and chipotle sauce to soak the crispy tortillas in. Continue reading

Carb Heaven Crispy Potato Tacos

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Growing up these were a favorite of mine.  What is not to love about mashed potatoes?  Mmmm mashed potatoes.  Velvety smooth, rich mashed potatoes.  But you know what makes them better?  Mashed potatoes nestled inside a tortilla!  The balance of the crispy, crunchy tortilla layer and the smooth velvety mashed potato filling with just a little hint of garlic and chipotle peppers is pretty close to perfection.   Trust me on this.  Those store-bought tortilla shells have nothing on these tacos.  Continue reading