Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Mexican Night: Seitan Tacos

We have to start this post with a story.  Once upon a time, Lily and Sarah made HOT enchiladas on the last day of the month.  With the best of intentions, they vowed from that day forth to have a Mexican themed dinner night on the last day of every month.  We have kept this promise a handful of times.  The months we have missed have been due to travel, yoga, work, etc.  More often than not we have make-up Mexican nights.  We missed February all together but let's be real: February don't count for nothin.

Here are the tacos we made this month:

Seitan Tacos
(Printable Recipe)
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Serves 1 Lily and 1 Sarah

For the seitan:
1/4 large red onion, diced
1/2 lb seitan
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, diced
1/2 teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoons chili powder

Other topping suggestions:
1/2 tomato
Some chopped romaine lettuce
Shredded cheese
Sour Cream

Start by sauteing the onion.

Add the seitan and saute until browned.

Warm taco shells in the oven.

Arrange ingredients buffet style to be assembled.

This Mexican night wasn't just any old Mexican night.  This was Sarah's first homemade taco night.  She had eaten out at Cascabel Taqueria recently, where she had her first taco ever (Lily still can't believe how absurd that is), but as a vegetarian growing up in a Kosher household she never had eaten a homemade taco.  In fact, Lily had to teach her how to assemble them - it was a real learning experience.

There will definitely be more tacos to come since they're delicious and fun, but also because the taco shell package came with 18 and we only ate 5 tonight (a broken shell served as an appetizer).

Lil & Sar

P.S. VOTE today!  We have delayed this post in order to avoid inundating you with posts on Halloween.


  1. These look good and I am going to make some seitan myself and eat tacos, but I resent you for saying February counts for nothin' since I was born in that month and all ;)

  2. We take it back - Feb counts for good friends :)

    Totally make these! so good!

    Lovelove - Lil