Mexican Meatless Monday–Tofu Taco Meat

I spent most of the afternoon dreaming about my planned snack. I mean, being productive Winking smile Ever since I made the Killer Cake in a Mug this weekend I’ve been obsessed with it.

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This time I put the chocolate chips right into the cake instead of on top. Carob chips work too, but I don’t know where that stash is? I think Ben thought he was hiding the chocolate chips from me on accident. (I told him to hide them.)IMG_9056 (600x800)

I don’t get how people do Oats in a Jar.

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What’s the point?

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It’s Mexican Meatless Monday! This weekend I remembered one of my favorite ways to make tofu – as taco meat!

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After squeezing the tofu for a few hours I sautéed onions and garlic. Then, crumbled the tofu directly into the pan.

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After it’s crumbled, add Taco Seasoning. I used TJ’s Taco Seasoning – I use about 3/4 of a packet and it’s SPICY!IMG_9089 (800x533)

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I also made “Cheater Refried Beans” to go with it. So easy: Heat canned black beans and smash with salt, garlic and Laughing Cow.

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Instead of using it as Taco Stuffers Winking smile I put it all in a bowl…

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And ate it as bocaditos or “little bites”. Ben and I devoured the entire batch!

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This dinner was a WINNER! But, I’m just partial to Taco Stuffers Winking smile

Dessert was an Adora disk.

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Now I’m headed to the couch for a neck rub. All day I have had a mild headache / neckache that will not go away Sad smile See ya later!


  1. says

    this looks GREAT! i do have a question though – what do you mean when you say you “squeeze the tofu”? i have seen that reference a few times in the past few days but i don’t know what it means. i’m still a newbie to tofu. thanks! :)

    • says

      LindsAy – squeezing the tofu means that you need to basically press out the water before cooking. This helps with the texture. You wrap it in cheesecloth or paper towels, place under some plates, or a pan, or other heavy kitchen wares, and let press for about a half hour so the water leaves the tofu and gets soaked up by the paper towels or cheesecloth.

  2. says

    Haha, I never understood OIAJ either but I think its because I have your same problem. I never leave any PB in the jar to make it worth it. :)

  3. says

    I’m like you! I practically get my entire hand down in that PB jar to get the last little itty bitty bit of peanut butter out! One day I will use some will power to make oats in a jar!

  4. Jill says

    Wow – you know how to make tofu into something that looks delicious. I want to try that. Every time I buy tofu, it slowly moves towards the back of the fridge, until it has to jump into the trash can a few weeks later.
    As for the peanut butter (my DH’s go-to food) jars, we no longer scrape them clean. They are politely emptied then given to the dogs for a final polishing. They love them, and it keeps them quiet for hours.

  5. says

    I wanted to make the killer cake in a mug SO bad last night but your blog wasn’t loading and i hadnt saved the recipe! Glad to see its back so i can try it out tonight!

  6. says

    I love your idea of “refried” black beans… super easy? Is that just one wedge of Laughing Cow? And just the regular Swiss flavor?
    I love black beans, but never know how to change them up!

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