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  • Makes 5 cups filling

A mix of mushrooms, walnuts, and chickpeas make a meaty vehicle for savory seasonings in this plant-based take on chorizo tacos. Potatoes add extra heartiness to the chorizo mix. Even meat eaters will love this restaurant-quality recipe! For serving, set out the whole skillet of mushroom chorizo along with tortillas and assorted toppings.

Plant-based tacos with a mushroom chorizo filling served on a blue table

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1½ teaspoons mild chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¾ teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 15-oz. can no-salt-added garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 3 cups chopped yellow potatoes (1 lb.)
  • 1 small onion, chopped (¾ cup)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Corn tortillas, warmed
  • Optional toppings: cilantro leaves, shredded red cabbage, chopped tomatoes, sliced radishes, lime wedges for squeezing

Instructions

  1. In an extra-large oven-going skillet cook mushrooms over medium-high 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned and liquid has released and evaporated, stirring occasionally and adding water, 1 to 2 Tbsp. at a time, as needed to prevent sticking.
  2. In a large bowl stir together the next eight ingredients (through cinnamon). In a food processor combine mushrooms, chickpeas, walnuts, and lime juice. Pulse until chopped. Add chickpea mixture to seasonings in bowl; stir well to combine. Let stand while preparing potato mixture.
  3. Wipe out skillet and place in oven. Preheat oven to 425°F. Meanwhile, place potatoes and onion in a steamer basket in a large saucepan. Add water to saucepan to just below basket. Bring to boiling. Cover and steam 12 to 14 minutes or until tender.
  4. Add steamed potatoes and onion to mixture in bowl; toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Carefully transfer potato mixture to the hot skillet. Return to oven. Bake about 10 minutes or until heated and browned.
  5. Serve in skillet with tortillas and desired toppings.

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Shelli McConnell

Shelli McConnell graduated with a bachelor of science in consumer food science and a minor in journalism from Iowa State University. She began her career as a home economist in the Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen before moving into an editorial position within Meredith Corporation. She has since freelanced for 25 years and has served as an editorial project manager for many books and magazines, including three editions of the Better Homes & Gardens New Cook Book. She has also developed thousands of recipes for publications including Forks Over Knives magazine; Eat This, Not That!; Diabetic Living; Better Homes & Gardens; The Magnolia Journal; and more. Shelli loves to entertain and inspire, so when she’s not in her office, she’s usually in her kitchen.

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