So anyway, I noticed when planning out meals for this week that I make burritos (I define this as any combination of ingredients stuffed into a tortilla) quite a bit. Well for this and the next entry, enjoy the tortillas, but this weekend I am going to try to expand my horizons a bit. I love Asian food so have decided to make all sorts of different sauces and make them into different kinds of stir-frys (I have been wanting to try new Asian recipes out for awhile, just got stuck in a flour tortilla rut). Not to dog on the burrito though, I adore them, I really do, but flour tortillas aren’t the best things for you, and I have found that whole wheat tortillas tend to taste like cardboard or something.
Last night, I went with an old Jennifer and Brett favorite, the Tofu Potato Burrito. Now this is my own creation but was based off of something they serve at Main Squeeze, the lone vegetarian restaurant we have in Columbia (and we are so very lucky to have it). Again, as I noted in an earlier post, I love taco seasoning (or really just the combination of chili powder, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, corn masa, salt, and cayenne), so it takes center stage in flavoring the roasted potatoes.
Tofu Potato Burritos
small red potatoes (B-sized are perfect)
½ block firm tofu
diced green chilies or jalapeno (optional)
canola oil spray
vegan cheese (optional)
tofu sour cream
Preheat oven to 450.
Scrub and dice potatoes into small chunks and place in a baking pan that has been sprayed with canola oil. Stir in taco seasoning, cayenne, and salt.
Cover pan with foil and roast in the oven for 45-55 minutes, stirring along the way to make sure potatoes don’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
Scrambled Tofu Filling:
½ block firm tofu, crumbled
diced green chilies or jalapenos (optional)
Spray small skillet with canola spray and turn on medium heat. Add tofu and seasonings to your liking.
Stir and cook for just a few minutes while the potatoes finish up.
Putting It All Together: Warm a flour tortilla in the microwave. Layer cheese (optional), potatoes, and tofu, add some tofu sour cream if desired. Roll up and top with salsa.
Well, that’s it for now.