Thursday, April 14, 2016

Cauliflower Ceci Bean Tacos

I know, cauliflower everything.  You see it everywhere.  Just like kale.  Every way you can imagine eating cauliflower.  I have to say, this is one of my new, favorite ways of eating cauliflower.
Very tasty and easily translated into tacos.  Next time, we will have it with slaw, which is like, all over Pinterest.  Believe me, there will be a next time.  It was a great, healthy, low calorie meal.
Cauliflower Ceci/Garbanzo Bean Tacos

2 cups or one can ceci beans, drained
4 cups cauliflower, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
1/4 cup taco seasoning (store bought or home made, see below.)
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of oil
1/4 cup cilantro
salt and pepper to taste

Toss the cauliflower and chick peas with the seasoning and sugar and then drizzle oil over top.  Mix completely and bake at 375ºF for about 20 to 30 minutes.  It should be nice and tender.  Remove from baking sheet and toss with cilantro.  Serve with tacos, cheese, sour cream, whatever way you like your tacos.

Taco Seasoning

1/4 cup chili powder
1 tablespoon (heaping) garlic powder
1 tablespoon (heaping) onion powder
1 tablespoon (heaping) oregano
2 tablespoons salt
2 1/2 tablespoons pepper
1/4 cup cumin
2 tablespoons (heaping) paprika
1 tablespoon chipotle powder (if you can find it and you like the heat)

Add 1 tablespoon of corn starch or arrow root powder to 1 pound of meat.  This is in the packets of seasoning that you buy in the store.  It makes the "saucey" consistency when  you add the water and the tomato paste.

Note: I did not do the tomato paste and water for the cauliflower but I probably will try adding it next time.  Or not.  Because why mess with a good thing.

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