Monday, August 28, 2006
I lust for tortillas, or 'Tostada What?'
I'm on the Eat 2 Live plan. No, I'm not crazy. It's really good for me. yay! Anyway, a girl has needs, which is why I'm in love with this tortilla. Sure, it's more like a flatbread than a tortilla, but MAN is it good!
(I realize that 'good' is relative, so I'll put it to you this way--it's good in an early multi-grain healthy sort of way. It tastes nothing like an actual soft, succulent tortilla.)
So what did I make with these? Only the biggest tostadas ever!
The recipe is simple. I sauteed 4 cloves of minced garlic in a little cooking spray in a big pan. I then added a carton of sliced mushrooms (10oz I think) and a little water just to steam the shrooms and keep things from burning. I then put in a large sliced bell pepper, a can of diced tomatoes (I drained and reserved the juice), a tbsp of chili powder, a can of black beans, some cayenne, some cilantro, about 1/3 of a bag of frozen corn (Super Sweet Organic Corn from Trader Joes--it is the best EVER!) and a couple of dashes of liquid smoke!
I simmer until everything is tender, adding tomato juice leftover if needed. I serve it up on the aforementioned tortilla flatbread 'stuff' over some romaine. I think this would serve 3-4 people with normal appetites, or 2 people with our kind of appetites.
This came out so good we had it two nights in a row. From scrach! There were no left overs either time!