Watch Cooking Channel

Meatless Monday: Potato and Corn Tacos

potato and corn tacos

Sabrina's Tacos, courtesy of Mark Bittman: Soft corn tortillas stuffed with creamy potatoes, corn and poblano peppers.

I was in Cancun on vacation last week and you’d think that after a week of tacos, quesadillas, tamales, enchiladas and margaritas I’d be sick of Mexican food, but I’m not. Instead, I’m craving more. Mexican is the one cuisine I never tire of — maybe that’s because Mexican dishes are so easy to make meatless? Rice and beans are a staple, of course (if you’re at a restaurant, make sure you ask for vegetarian beans, sometimes they’re made with animal fats) but you can substitute the meat in almost any dish for vegetables. My favorites are enchiladas stuffed with spinach or mushrooms, fajitas made with sauteed or grilled vegetables, or tacos (I prefer soft) made with just about any vegetable.

Mark Bittman’s meatless tacos are filled with a creamy mixture of potatoes, corn and poblano peppers. They’re filling (so your meat-loving friends won’t complain) and ready in 30 minutes (so ideal for weeknight cooking). Serve them with Spicy Black Beans and Yellow Rice, or just heat up a can of (vegetarian) refried beans and open up a bag of chips and your favorite salsa for the perfect Meatless Monday meal.

Potato and Corn Tacos, AKA Sabrina’s Tacos
Recipe courtesy of Mark Bittman

3 large poblano chiles
3 tablespoons lard or vegetable oil
1 large white onion, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large baking potatoes, peeled, cooked and cubed
1 cup cooked corn kernels
1 cup crema, creme fraiche, or sour cream, optional
Red or green salsa, more crema or crumbled cotija, for garnish

Over a flame, in a broiler, on a grill or in a cast iron skillet on high heat, char skins of chiles until completely black on all sides. Put in a paper or plastic bag to steam for 15 minutes. Remove, then peel or rinse away skin; remove seeds and veins and slice into 1/2-inch-wide by 2-inch-long strips.

In a large skillet over medium heat, heat lard or oil and cook onions, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 10 minutes, or until translucent and tender. Add chile strips and salt, and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, another 3 to 4 minutes.

Add potatoes and corn, and continue cooking for a few minutes, until potatoes are heated through. Check seasonings. If you are using crema, stir in at the last minute or so of cooking. Place in warm tortillas and add condiments as you wish.

Meatless Monday News:
Any vegetarian will tell you that the #1 question they’re asked is “How do you get enough protein?” Meat eaters are quite concerned that those of us who aren’t gnawing on chicken legs all day are going to waste away. A balanced diet that includes plenty of grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and dairy goes a long way in ensuring that vegetarians are getting what they need, but those following a plant-based diet do need to make sure they’re getting enough calcium, vitamin D, iron and zinc. Find out how to get the right amounts of these nutrients in this article on Food Network’s Healthy Eats site.

More Meatless Mexican Fare:
Three Cheese Quesadillas
Spicy Guacamole
Tomato Salsa
5-Layer Mexican Dip
Chilaquiles: Tortilla Casserole
Chiles Rellenos
Breakfast Burrito
Vegan Garlickee Tacos
Queso Fundito

Tags:

Comments (1378)

  1. how to increase iq posted 08/21/2013

    Title…

    […]Sites of interest we have a link to[…]…

  2. BESTWAY-TO-LOSE-WEIGHT.NET posted 08/21/2013

    Title…

    […]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a number of unrelated information, nevertheless definitely worth taking a search, whoa did one find out about Mid East has got extra problerms at the same time […]…

  3. rabaty posted 08/21/2013

    Recommeneded website…

    below you’ll find the link to some sites that we think you should visit…

  4. buy e cigarette posted 08/21/2013

    Title…

    […]that will be the finish of this report. Right here you’ll discover some web-sites that we assume you will enjoy, just click the links over[…]…

  5. Tamica Suggs posted 08/22/2013

    first-rate web site…

    Thank a person concerning this sort of glorious write-up. Yet yet another thing to mention will probably be in that usually numerous cameras can be found built together as nicely as any contact which allows about of the individual surroundings getting …

  6. credit restoration services posted 08/22/2013

    Title…

    […]check below, are some totally unrelated web sites to ours, nonetheless, they may be most trustworthy sources that we use[…]…

  7. Compania mea posted 08/22/2013

    Title…

    […]although web-sites we backlink to below are considerably not associated to ours, we feel they’re essentially really worth a go by way of, so possess a look[…]…

  8. increase iq posted 08/22/2013

    Title…

    […]just beneath, are several absolutely not connected sites to ours, having said that, they’re certainly really worth going over[…]…

  9. OBAGI clenziderm posted 08/24/2013

    obagi clenziderm…

    OBAGI clenziderm reviews…

  10. Title…

    […]just beneath, are numerous totally not related web-sites to ours, nonetheless, they may be surely worth going over[…]…

  11. izDgQd7drt izDgQd7drt posted 08/25/2013

    The Silent Shard…

    This could most likely be really valuable for a few of your employment I want to you should not only with my blog but…

  12. singapore interior design posted 08/25/2013

    Title…

    […]that is the end of this post. Right here you will discover some sites that we consider you’ll enjoy, just click the hyperlinks over[…]…

  13. Justin bieber Biography posted 08/25/2013

    Title…

    […]Here is a great Weblog You may Obtain Interesting that we Encourage You[…]…

  14. Meatloaf Recipe posted 08/26/2013

    Title…

    […]Every as soon as in a when we decide on blogs that we read. Listed below would be the most current web pages that we pick out […]…

  15. halal catering posted 08/26/2013

    Title…

    […]we came across a cool web page which you may get pleasure from. Take a search for those who want[…]…

  16. seo company posted 08/26/2013

    Recent Blogroll Additions…

    I saw this really good post today….

  17. film in streaming posted 08/27/2013

    …[Trackback]…

    […]Wow, wonderful blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?[…]…

  18. jual cmp klorofil posted 08/27/2013

    Title…

    […]the time to read or go to the material or internet sites we’ve linked to beneath the[…]…

  19. herbal incense posted 08/28/2013

    Title…

    […]although websites we backlink to below are considerably not associated to ours, we feel they may be really really worth a go via, so possess a look[…]…

  20. mieszkania gorzow posted 08/28/2013

    Title…

    […]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine some unrelated information, nonetheless really really worth taking a look, whoa did a single discover about Mid East has got more problerms also […]…

  21. Catwoman Outfit posted 08/29/2013

    Title…

    […]the time to study or take a look at the subject material or sites we have linked to below the[…]…

  22. anybuying posted 08/29/2013

    Title…

    […]please pay a visit to the sites we stick to, like this one particular, because it represents our picks in the web[…]…

  23. Niche Flipper Reviews posted 08/29/2013

    Title…

    […]Here are some of the web-sites we recommend for our visitors[…]…

  24. World Footprints posted 08/29/2013

    Title…

    […]below you’ll obtain the link to some web sites that we assume you should visit[…]…

  25. rx7 for sale posted 08/30/2013

    rx7 for sale…

    buy mazda rx7 for sale…

  26. Oceanfront Suites posted 08/30/2013

    Property information on Singapore Condominiums…

    How could I put a link to your page so that I can see new articles? Your piece is very well-written!…

  27. Kensington Square posted 08/30/2013

    Singapore Real Estate Links…

    How do I put a link to your website so that I can read new posting? Your piece is extremely well-written!…

  28. Zdjęcia ślubne z Bydgoszczy posted 08/30/2013

    The Silent Shard…

    This will in all probability be rather helpful for some of your respective job opportunities I intend to will not only with my weblog but…

  29. seo toronto posted 08/30/2013

    Great website…

    Here are some of the sites we recommend for our visitors…

  30. youtube plays kaufen posted 08/30/2013

    Title…

    […]Here are a few of the web pages we recommend for our visitors[…]…

  31. cheap nike foamposites posted 08/31/2013

    cheap nike foamposites…

    I gotta favorite this site it seems handy handy…

  32. mackay office cleaning posted 08/31/2013

    Title…

    […]Here are a number of the web pages we recommend for our visitors[…]…

  33. cheating spouse posted 08/31/2013

    Title…

    […]Here is a superb Weblog You might Discover Interesting that we Encourage You[…]…

  34. Title…

    […]we like to honor lots of other world wide web web sites around the internet, even though they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Underneath are some webpages really worth checking out[…]…

  35. marketing new product launch posted 08/31/2013

    Title…

    […]Sites of interest we’ve a link to[…]…

  36. payday loans online posted 08/31/2013

    Title…

    […]we like to honor numerous other net websites on the web, even though they aren’t linked to us, by linking to them. Beneath are some webpages worth checking out[…]…

  37. pickup girls review posted 08/31/2013

    Title…

    […]just beneath, are many entirely not connected internet sites to ours, however, they may be certainly worth going over[…]…

  38. Obagi Nu derm posted 08/31/2013

    obagi skincare…

    OBAGI skin care nu derm…

  39. OBAGI posted 08/31/2013

    obagi skincare…

    OBAGI skin care nu derm…

  40. go here posted 08/31/2013

    site…

    Good web site! I really love how it is simple on my eyes and the data are well written. I\’m wondering how I might be notified when a new post has been made. I\’ve subscribed to your feed which must do the trick! Have a nice day!…

  41. Banish Tonsil Stones posted 09/01/2013

    Title…

    […]very few internet websites that come about to become comprehensive below, from our point of view are undoubtedly effectively really worth checking out[…]…

  42. clash of clans cheats posted 09/01/2013

    Title…

    […]here are some hyperlinks to internet sites that we link to due to the fact we believe they are really worth visiting[…]…

  43. click here posted 09/01/2013

    Title…

    […]Every when inside a even though we select blogs that we study. Listed below would be the most recent internet sites that we select […]…

  44. Peroxide For White Teeth posted 09/01/2013

    Whiten Your Teeth…

    hola writer thank you for this perfect blogpage. I hope you keep posting. Can you also write about how to whiten teeth. I have a blog about peroxide for white teeth. I hope you visit it. I will be happy to see you on my website…

  45. woodworking plans posted 09/01/2013

    Title…

    […]below you will locate the link to some websites that we think you should visit[…]…

  46. burnthefatfeedthemuscle posted 09/01/2013

    Title…

    […]here are some links to web pages that we link to since we consider they’re really worth visiting[…]…

  47. briefumschlag posted 09/02/2013

    webpage worth visiting……

    […] More material here available […]…

  48. poultry business posted 09/02/2013

    Title…

    […]one of our visitors recently proposed the following website[…]…

  49. Thomas Coleman posted 09/02/2013

    Title…

    […]usually posts some very fascinating stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[…]…

  50. the best card trick ever posted 09/03/2013

    Title…

    […]check beneath, are some entirely unrelated web sites to ours, nevertheless, they may be most trustworthy sources that we use[…]…

Post a New Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

c