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Welcome to Romeo's Food Lady! This blog contains recipes for delicious vegetarian food. Most of these are not MY recipes, just a compilation of great veggie food I've found from all over the place, usually tweaked just a little. It's intended to be a reference you can consult again and again rather than a daily inspiration. After more than 25 years of being a vegetarian, I know what tastes good.
Romeo's Food Lady is named after my friend and cat, Romeo. Romeo is not a vegetarian, but his Food Lady is. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Roasted Vegetable Tacos

This is one I just threw together.  You could easily modify this...use smoked paprika instead of chipotles, stir in chopped fresh scallions instead of using onion, use refried beans instead of  black beans, add fresh jalapenos or minced garlic.  Use what you have on hand and what you like!




Ingredients:
2 ears fresh corn, shucked and washed
1 lb. baby bell peppers, seeds and veins removed, sliced
1 onion, halved and sliced
2 chipotles in adobo sauce, seeded if desired, finely chopped
3 T. olive oil
1/2 t. salt or to taste
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
non-stick spray
about 12 corn tortillas
1 lime, chopped into quarters
chopped lettuce

Method:
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
 
In a rimmed baking sheet, stand each ear of corn on its end, and cut the kernels away from the cob using a sharp knife.  Toss with the sliced bell peppers, onion, chipotles, olive oil, and salt until everything is coated.  Spread into an even layer, and roast in the preheated oven 20 - 30 minutes or until the vegetables are browning on the edges.  Remove from the oven and toss with the black beans while still hot.
 
While the vegetables are roasting, heat a skillet or griddle over medium-high heat.  Spray with non-stick spray, and add a corn tortilla to the skillet.  When lightly browned, flip, and cook until the second side is browned.  Repeat with remaining tortillas.
 
Top each tortilla with the roasted vegetable mixture, a generous squeeze of lime, and chopped lettuce.
 
Serves about 4.


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