Homemade Taco Cups by elavegan
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-6 tortillas (regular or gluten-free) about 15 cm in diameter
-1 tbsp vegetable oil
-1 onion, chopped
-2 cloves of garlic, minced
-3 cups cooked lentils (*see recipe notes)
-1 cup chopped bell pepper (color of your choice)
-1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
-Spice mixture: 2 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp ground cumin, 1 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp smoked paprika, 1/2 tsp brown sugar, 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, salt and pepper to taste
-1 tbsp soy sauce (gluten-free if necessary)
-1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
-1/3 cup plant-based milk or cream
-3 tbsp tomato paste
-Vegan cheese sauce or cheese of choice (to taste)
Put tortillas in heat-resistant bowls and bake them in the oven at 390° Fahrenheit for about 15 minutes until they are lightly browned.
The taco cups will firm up after they cooled down.
In the meantime, chop the vegetables. Heat oil in a frying pan, add the onion and fry for about 1-2 minutes. Add garlic and bell pepper and fry over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes.
Add all the other ingredients (except cheese sauce) and fry for a further 3-4 minutes.
Put the filling into the taco cups, add vegan cheese sauce and fresh herbs (optional) on top. You can reheat the taco cups in the oven. Enjoy!