Had to put my creative cooking hat on. The natives were hungry and I had limited ingredients.
So Tempeh Taco Packets were born.
5 to 6 tortillas
1 pkge tempeh
2 TBSP hot sauce with extra for garnish
2 TBSP lime juice
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 onion sliced
10 mushrooms sliced
2 sliced peppers (I used half a bag of Trader Joe's melage)
Toppings (if you have them) (or extra ideas for stuffing shells)
Vegan sour cream or unsweetened plain yogurt
chopped black olives
chopped green onion
salsa or hot sauce
black or pinto beans
Mix hot sauce, lime, chili powder, garlic powder and cumin together. Slice tempeh and marinate in sauce.
Heat the onion and peppers in a tiny bit of oil if you have a pan that sticks. When beginning to soften add mushrooms. In another pan fry slices of tempeh until they begin to brown.
Place tempeh slices (4-6 for each tortilla based on how thick you sliced it) and a 1/6 of the vegetables on each tortilla, in the center. Add any other fillings you might want inside.
Fold tortilla over filling. Two sides in. Then the other sides folded over that, kind of like wrapping a present.
Grill the tortillas, flap side down, turn and finish. Add the toppings you want on top. Eat.
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