Lent Recipe: Potato and Cauliflower Tacos

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Lent has officially started and our monthly meal planner is filled with meatless Fridays not to be confused with trendy meatless Mondays. What I love most about our meal changes is the chance to introduce more meatless dinner recipes to my family like our recent favorite, Potato and Cauliflower Tacos. These tacos are a perfect and delicious lent recipe. 

These potato tacos are so simple and delicious but definitely with a new twist adding the cauliflowers something we didn’t do when I was a kid.

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Ingredients for Potato and Cauliflower Tacos
-5-6 medium potatoes. We used Idaho Potatoes because Walmart offers a 5lb bag of potatoes for $3.27!
-Cauliflower
-small onion
-corn tortillas
-1/2 a block of cream cheese
-garlic clove
-4-5 tablespoons of butter
Optional
-vegetable oil-  if frying details below
-Salsa Roja Ingredients+ recipe below While optional, I feel this ties the flavors the best
-Sour Cream
-Queso Fresco

Potato and Cauliflower Tacos
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Ingredients
  1. 5-6 medium potatoes
  2. 1 small Cauliflower head
  3. 1 small onion
  4. corn tortillas
  5. 1/2 a block of cream cheese
  6. 1 garlic clove
  7. 4-5 tablespoons of butter
Optional
  1. vegetable oil- if frying
To Garnish
  1. Salsa Roja
  2. Sour Cream
  3. Queso Fresco
Instructions
  1. Boil your potatoes until tender and steam your cauliflower until nice and tender too.
  2. Remove potatoes and cauliflower from heat. Peel potatoes and mash lightly. Drain the cauliflower florets and mash lightly also.
  3. Add 4-5 tbs of butter to a pot at low heat. Keep the heat on and once melted add your potatoes. Mash to eliminate big chunks and add your cream cheese. Mash it in and include your cauliflower next. Turn heat off and set aside .
  4. Chop your onion and with a little butter and garlic clove. Get them golden brown almost caramelized. Add to your taco filling and mix in well. Give it a taste if you need salt add to taste Our filling was made with salted butter and was great in salt!
  5. Set up your taco filling station. Heat your tortillas a little to prevent breakage.
Frying tacos
  1. Heat your oil and Before you start, heat your tortillas so they wont break as you add your filling.
Filling tacos
  1. Take about 2 table spoons of filling and spread on your corn tortilla. At medium heat add your tacos to be fried. You can make them as crunchy as you would like. Typically you only need to turn these over once and remove from the oil on to a paper towel covered dish to soak up extra oil.
Baking Taco shells
  1. My kids love the extra crunch of baked taco shells. They are also a big healthier too. To make your own shells place on your oven rack and let them hang Cook at 400 F until desired crunch. Lightly open up your shells and fill.
GUBlife http://growingupblackxican.com/

Make These Potato Tacos Lent Recipe

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1- Boil your potatoes until tender and steam your cauliflower until nice and tender too.

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2- Remove potatoes and cauliflower from heat. Peel potatoes and mash lightly. Drain the cauliflower florets and mash lightly also.

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3-Add 4-5 tbs of butter to a pot at low heat. Keep the heat on and once melted add your potatoes. Mash to eliminate big chunks and add your cream cheese. Mash it in and include your cauliflower next. Turn heat off and set aside .

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4-  Chop your onion and with a little butter and garlic clove. Get them golden brown almost caramelized. Add to your taco filling and mix in well. Give it a taste if you need salt add to taste Our filling was made with salted butter and was great in salt!

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5- Set up your taco filling station. Heat your tortillas a little to prevent breakage.

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6- Frying tacos- Heat your oil and
Before you start heat your tortillas so they wont break as you add your filling. Take about 2 table spoons of filling and spread on your corn tortilla. At medium heat add your tacos to be fried. You can make them as crunchy as you would like. Typically you only need to turn these over once and remove from the oil on to a paper towel covered dish to soak up extra oil.

Baked Taco Shells-
My kids love the extra crunch of baked taco shells. They are also a big healthier too. To make your own shells place on your oven rack and let them hang Cook at 400 F until desired crunch. Lightly open up your shells and fill.

Salsa Roja- Red Sauce for tacos

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Salsa Roja
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Ingredients
  1. 2 roma tomatoes
  2. 1 or 2 jalapeños or chiles serranos
  3. half a peeled white onion
  4. 1 garlic clove
  5. 1/4 cup vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. wash and boil your ingredients
  2. Remove ingredients from boiling water.
  3. Blend ingredients only NO boiling water.
  4. heat oil in pan on medium heat
  5. Once oil is hot lower heat and pour in blended salsa.
  6. Bring to a simmer while constantly stirring.
  7. Add salt to taste.
Notes
  1. TIP: if you'r family doesn't like spicy consider boiling only one jalapeño and removing the seeds before the next step.
GUBlife http://growingupblackxican.com/

Ingredients:
– 2 roma tomatoes
– 1 or 2 jalapeños or chiles serranos
– half a peeled white onion
– 1 garlic clove

Directions: 
1- wash and boil your ingredients
TIP: if you’r family doesn’t like spicy consider boiling only one jalapeño and removing the seeds before the next step.

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2-  Remove ingredients from boiling water. Blend ingredients only NO boiling water. Heat a pot with about 1/4 cup of oil. Once oil is hot lower heat and pour in blended salsa. Bring to a simmer while constantly stirring. Add salt to taste.

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3- Let it cool and serve over your tacos!

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While this makes a fantastic dinner meal for Lent it also doubles as a make-ahead for a variety of other meals! I was able to save my leftover filling and serve as a potato cauliflower mash that my kids love later in the week! 

This Taco recipe including the salsa roja cost under $11 at Walmart. Just a reminder since our recipe calls for a lot of produce, Walmart’s 100% freshness guarantee still stands if you are not satisfied with the freshness of your produce walmart will  refund you when you bring in your receipt!

 
 
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