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Meatless Qdoba Tacos

VEGETARIAN VERSION

DAIRY FREE & GLUTEN FREE MODIFICATIONS INCLUDED Serves 8 LUNCH

• 1 tablespoon Chili powder

•3 tablespoons Cumin • 2 teaspoons Salt • 1 teaspoon Paprika • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic powder

• 1/2 teaspoon Onion powder • 1/2 teaspoon Dried oregano • 1/2 teaspoon

Pepper Mixture

  • 8 oz Tomato sauce

  • 20 oz tofu or beans

  • 1/2 cup Salsa

  • 1 tablespoon Tomato paste

  • 1/2 cup Salsa

  • 1 tablespoon Tomato paste

Tacos • 16 Tortillas (50-75 calorie limit each)

• 1/2 cup Shredded cheddar* optional

• 3 avocados sliced


  1. To make the meat in a skillet: Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium high heat. Add tofu or beans and brown, breaking it into smaller pieces while it cooks. Stir in taco seasoning, spices, and tomato paste if using. Top with tomato sauce and salsa. Turn heat to medium and let simmer for about 5 minutes, or until sauce is thickened and meat is cooked through. Assemble and bake tacos in next step, or according to your liking.

  2. To make in the crockpot: Place the tofu or beans in the crock pot. Pour the tomato sauce, salsa, and tomato paste if using on top and sprinkle with the taco seasoning mix. Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours, or low 6-8 hours. Use a spoon to break up the taco meat 30 minutes before time is up and continue to cook for another 30 minutes. Assemble and bake tacos in next step, or according to your liking.

  3. To make in the Instant Pot: Select sauté mode, then spray with cooking spray. Add gthe beans or tofu, breaking it into smaller pieces while it cooks. Stir in taco seasoning, spices, and tomato paste if using. Top with tomato sauce, salsa and 1/2 cup water.  Cover and cook on HIGH pressure for approximately 20 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally for 15 minutes, then quick release any remaining pressure.  Assemble and bake tacos in next step, or according to your liking.

  4. Assembling the oven baked tacos: Preheat an oven to 400 degrees. Wrap the tortillas in a slightly damp paper towel and microwave for 45-60 seconds, (this will make the tortillas easier to fold.) Place the warmed tortillas on a baking sheet pan. Place about 1/4 cup protein mixture and 2 tbs cheese on half of each tortilla. Fold the tortillas in half, pressing down gently to seal over the mixture. Spray the tops of the tacos with cooking spray, then place a baking sheet pan on top. (This will help both sides get crispy, and also prevents the tacos from opening during baking. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the tacos are golden brown and crisp. Be sure to check on them during baking to be sure they don’t burn.

  5. Remove from the oven. Top with avocado (or add avocado inside during step 4) and enjoy with salsa or dipping sauce of choice.

Dairy free and Gluten free Modifications

Use gluten free tortilla

Use dairy free cheese or omit cheese

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