February 1, 2015

Old El Paso Touchdown Tacos: Vegetarian Black Bean & Quinoa Tacos with Guacamole Sauce

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With all of The Big Game snacks, desserts, and meals I've been sharing lately, I realized I forgot to include something in my spread that is made with super fresh ingredients and still remains delicious for my veggie loving friends. So, today I'm sharing these Vegetarian Black Bean & Quinoa Tacos made with Old El Paso ingredients topped with a ridiculously tasty Guacamole Sauce that will blow your mind.

I'm kind of a taco connoisseur. By that I mean I literally order tacos wherever they are available, so I guess you could call me a self proclaimed "authority on tacos". With that said, I vow on all other tacos in the world, these veggie tacos are killer. They are stacked full of super foods and taste like they aren't as healthy as they actually are.

Delightfully deceiving, these tacos are the perfect vegetarian option to add to your party spread and are definitely going to be a game time favorite! With their amazing flavors, the perfectly crispy taco shells, and the super food filling your guests will be begging for the recipe. I set my tacos up so each guest could make their own and made a batch with all the fixings for the boys to eat while they watch the game. Either way, this recipe is a real winner!

Vegetarian Black Bean & Quinoa Tacos with Guacamole Sauce

Taco Ingredients:
1 cup of quinoa
2 cups of vegetable broth
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup cooked black beans, rinsed and drained
Old El Paso Taco Kit
1 ½ tablespoon of tomato paste
Taco toppings of choice - cabbage, tomatoes, jalapenos, onions, etc.

Guacamole Sauce Ingredients:
1/2 avocado
2 Tbsp of cilantro
½ lime
2 Tbsp red onion
1 garlic clove, chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
1/3 cup of water
Pinch of salt

Saute the onion in an oiled pan for 7 minutes or until it’s translucent.

Add the quinoa, broth, Old El Paso taco seasoning and tomato paste and bring it to a boil.

Once the mixture is boiling, add in black beans.

Cover and simmer for about 18 minutes until the quinoa is a fluffy consistency.

While the quinoa is cooking, prepare the guacamole sauce and Place Old El Paso Taco Shells into oven and bake as instructed on the package.

Put all of the Guacamole Sauce ingredients into a food processor or a blender and mix until smooth. Add water until the sauce reaches desired consistency.

Now it's taco time!


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