The Blessed Life

The Blessed Life

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Adventures in Cooking: Meatless Meals

I get that not everyone wants to be a vegetarian.  People love meat.  However, if you are looking for a way to save some money on your grocery bill or get more vegetables into your life, going meatless one meal a week might be the way to go. 

Here are a couple of very easy and very tasty vegetarian recipes (not vegan) that I think you should try. 

First, Roasted Veggie and Black Bean Tacos

I initially found this on pinterest, but the link took me to the tasty kitchen website (which i love).  These were so yummy.  I did leave out the jalapeno because I thought the girls would eat them.  Since they didn't, I would for sure add it back in next time.  I had never cut up raw sweet potato before and that was interesting to say the least.  I had no idea how hard they were to cut!  I especially liked how crispy the tortilla was coming out of the oven.  As usual with most recipes I find on tasty kitchen, it made more than what the recipe said.  I had enough for 8 burritos (and I only used one large sweet potato).  Finally, we served ours with sour cream and they were very delicious.  Also good left over the next day for lunch.

Next, a vegetarian soup.  The recipe was given to me by a friend who called it taco soup, but it isn't really a taco soup.  It is more like a tortilla soup without chicken.   Here is the recipe.

 2 cans Ranch style beans
1 can black beans
1 can refried beans
1 can whole kernel corn
1 can cream style corn
2 cans rotel tomatoes with chilis
1 small onion (chopped)  i used only about 1/4 of an onion, but i hate onions
1 packet taco seasoning
1 packet hidden valley ranch dressing mix (not fat free)
1-2 cups water

Crockpot version:  Mix all ingredients in your crockpot.  Add as much water as you would like to make it as soupy as you would like.  Cook 6-8 hours on low.  Serve with grated cheese, avocado, tortilla chips.

There you go!  Two meatless meals that are very tasty.


  1. my husband would totally love those burritos!

  2. i love you "moon beam". thanks for taking such good care of your family.

  3. Thanks! We try to eat at least a couple meatless meals a week, it can be hard to find good recipes though!