Just like the title says: Mexican-style tofu and black bean wrap.
- 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp white vinegar
- 1 small yellow onion, chopped
- 5 cloves of garlic
- 8 oz extra-firm tofu, pressed and drained
- 1/2 can of black beans (out of a 15.5 oz can)
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- 2 tsp oregano
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 cup plain low-sodium tomato sauce
- salt and pepper to taste
- White basmati rice, cooked
- 6 flour wraps – we like whole wheat or spinach wraps
Drain the tofu, and press the block between two plates. Place a heavy pot or pan on top to help press the tofu to squeeze out the excess water for about 15-30 minutes. Drain the water that accumulates on the plate. Cut the block of tofu into small cubes (about the size of a pea), and place cubes into a tupperware dish with a cover.
Meanwhile, chop the onion and mince the garlic.
In a separate small dish, mix together the following very well: 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp white vinegar, 2 cloves of minced garlic, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp chili powder, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp cayenne pepper, and a few pinches of salt. Pour this mixture over the tofu, put the top on the tupperware and shake until the tofu is well coated. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes to one hour, shaking it every 15 minutes to coat again.
Cook the basmati rice (or whatever else rice you’d prefer) to package directions.
Meanwhile, heat a tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the chopped onion and garlic with salt to sweat it out. Before the onion is translucent, add the tofu cubes, and saute well until the tofu has a nice sear on most sides. If the pan gets dry, add another tbsp of oil. Halfway through sauteing the tofu, add the black beans and the remaining seasonings: 1 tbsp chili powder, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp cayenne pepper, and a few pinches of salt. Saute for a minute, then add the tomato sauce. Stir until hot throughout.
Serve on a wrap (we like whole wheat wraps, or spinach wraps) with a few spoonfuls of basmati rice. Makes about 6 servings.
*Meal is Vegan.
*Nutrition facts do not include rice or wrap – just the tofu and black bean mix!!!*