I made these last night and they were awesome-my kids asked for seconds and I almost wished I had company to share them with! Since I knew we were going meatless I chose zucchini to replace the meat. My tortillas were a bit dry so if you choose to make your own remember to use enough water and to do it slowly since wheat flour expands slower than white and may feel "done" before it is.
The beans were made with no fat at all and were equally terrific! I'd have this again tonight in a second if I had all the ingredients on hand. I had a plate set for a picture and by the time I found the camera, the food was half-eaten.
3 med zucchini-cut into strips
1 med onion-sliced
1 med green pepper-cut into strips
1 med red pepper-cut into strips
1 med yellow pepper-cut into strips
1 packet taco seasoning
2 T vegetable oil
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
Toss lightly to thoroughly coat. Cover
and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add veggies and cook until crisp-tender, working in batches if necessary,
about 8 minutes.
Serve with warm whole wheat tortillas, sour cream, salsa, guacamole and black olives.
Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas
2 c whole wheat flour
1 t baking powder
3/4 t salt
1/4 c shortening
1 to 1/2 c warm water
Combine dry ingredients well. Add shortening and blend. Add water slowly to make a soft biscuit type dough. Divide into 8 balls and roll to 6" circles. Cook in a non-stick pan with no oil until lightly browned on both sides.
1/2 lb dried pinto beans
1 T salt
3 garlic cloves
Soak beans overnight in enough water to cover by 1".
Rinse beans well and put in large pot.
Add enough cold water to cover and heat to boiling.
Cover and simmer for 3 hours or until beans are soft,
adding more water when necessary during cooking.
Add salt and garlic. Cook at least 1 hour more, stirring occasionally.
Heat a large non-stick skillet and add beans.
Stir frequently, until beans are reheated. Mash with a fork or potato masher.
Brown beans until dry and a little crusty, stirring frequently.
Add salt, if needed, to taste.