These tacos are made with a filling that is a combination of pan seared tofu, salsa, beans and nutritional yeast that give this vegan taco a great textured mouthfeel. These tacos are a great way to feed a lot of folks during your party.
2 tablespoons of olive oil
7 ounces of extra firm tofu
2 teaspoons of nutritional yeast
8 ounces of canned black beans drained (preferably no salt added)
1-1/2 cups of fresh chunky salsa (store bought or see chapter 4 for Quick Homemade Salsa)
1/2 cup of water
2-3 tablespoons of Brew and Feed Salt Free Taco Seasoning
8 small corn tortillas
Vegan sour cream
Vegan shredded cheese
Serves: Makes 8 tacos
Pair with: Brut IPA
Slice tofu into one inch on inch slices and pat each slice dry
Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat
Crumble tofu into heated olive oil and cook stirring occasionally until the tofu starts to brown
Stir in black beans, salsa, water and taco seasoning
Let simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the sofritas thickens.
Heat tortillas in a pan or on a flattop grill on medium heat for 30 seconds on each side or per package instructions.
Fill tortillas with with the filling you just made and vegan sour cream, avocado cut into small chunks, vegan shredded cheese and shredded lettuce.
2 large tomatoes
1/2 large onion
Yields 3 cups
Cut jalapeño in half and remove seeds
Chop onion into large chunks
Chop tomato into large chunks
Blend jalapeño and onion in a food processor until chopped into small pieces
Add tomato chunks to food processor with jalapeño and onion and blend until tomatoes are chopped to desired consistency
BEER PAIRING: Brut IPA
The Brut IPA is designed to be extremely dry, crisp and bubbly like champagne. Brewers use enzymes to help the yeast consume more of the malt sugars during the fermentation process leaving no residual malty sweetness in the brew. This allows the hops character to really shine through. Tacos are full of different ingredients and some people like to dab hot sauce while they eat them. For this reason we paired the Brut IPA with this dish so it competes very little with the taco eating experience, cleansing the palate before each bite.