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Even Meat Eaters Will Love These Bean Tacos

They’re totally meatless, and that’s all thanks to one unexpected ingredient.

March 03, 2020

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Whether you’re a seasoned vegetarian or are simply looking to sneak in more veggies and fiber into your diet, tacos are a super easy (and delicious!) way to make your Meatless Mondays more exciting. And if you’re not into tofu or vegetables alone, Dan Churchill’s on the offers a simple meatless alternative that will satisfy vegetarians and meat-lovers alike.

Besides the irresistible blend of flavors Dan incorporates into this dish, which was inspired by a dish seen on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives365体育投注网址, my favorite part about these tacos was the texture when I made them at home recently. The texture of the bean filling can make a big difference in how the entire dish comes together, and when you’re dealing with a meatless taco, you definitely want to feel like you’re getting a similar hearty texture that chicken or steak offer. Of course, veggies alone won’t identically match the texture of meat (we don’t have the science for that just yet), but Dan’s tacos come pretty darn close.

365体育投注网址So, what’s Dan’s secret to achieving great texture in a meatless taco? Carrots!

365体育投注网址While he’s teaching you how to pull off “some of the best mise en place...you’ve ever done,” Dan explains that adding finely chopped carrots is an important part in creating a base for your filling and getting a great texture in the end. “When you think about this taco, you wanna see that carrot,” he says. Once the carrots are nice and caramelized, Dan sautes pinto beans in the same pan and adds his spices. “The beans are super creamy, and they hold on to all the flavor you get from the cumin...[and] that little sweetness from the carrot,” he says. “All you want in one simple bite.”

Next time you’re looking for a meatless alternative that will leave you feeling full and satisfied, check out Dan’s on the and thank me later. Plus, don’t miss new episodes of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on Fridays at 9|8c!

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