Monday, 14 February 2011

Quorn MInce: Tacos with Quorn mince and Salad



For my final marathon recipe, I have chosen another kids friendly recipe.

Let me first tell you a bit about Quorn as I am not sure how popular it is out of the UK.  Quorn' is the brand name for a range of meat-free ingredients and meals.   Quorn is  versatile and quick to cook.  The mycoprotein used to produce Quorn is extracted from a fungus, Fusarium venenatum, which is grown in large fermentation vats.

Quorn is produced as both a cooking ingredient and a range of ready meals. It is sold as a health food and an alternative to meat, especially for vegetarians.   The binding agent for Quorn is egg .  Please checkout www.quorn.co.uk for more information.


Like soya, tofu and paneer, Quorn tends to absorb the flavours of the food you marinate it with.   It is a good source of protein and my sons love the taste.   I tend to use it to make cottage pie, lasagnias and also use it as a filling for tacos.   This recipe is for Tacos wth a Quorn and salad filling.  Tacos are a traditional Mexican dish made of corn and I used  a ready made pack of tacos. 

This dish is easy to make and it's very healthy as Quorn has  high protein and very low carbs.

Ingredients to feed 3-4 people:

12 tacos
3 cups of Quorn mince
1/2 cup sweet corn
1 tablespoon oil
2 cups of blended tomatoes. ( I used Passata as it is nice and thick)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon chillypowder
2 cloves of minced garlic
1 cup of sour cream
1 cup of salsa ( I just grated one tomato and Onion and added some salt and pepper and ketchup ot it)
some salad stuff such as lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, radish and red and white cabbage.
2-3 cups of grated Cheddar cheese

Method:

1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and stirfry the Quorn mince

2. Add the Passata, sweet corn and garlic.

3. Also add the spices like salt, turmeric and chillypowder

4. Allow this mixture to cook for 10-15 minutes.

If you are not sure about Quorn, you can use refried beans.  Tins of refried beans  are available in the supermarkets.



Refried Beans can be used instead of Quorn mince
5.    Prepare the salad.  I tend to keep all the items separately so people can choose what they want.


6.  Once the filling and salad is ready, you  are ready to fill your taco.

7. The tacos need to warmed slightly so you can either microwave it for a minute or warm it in the oven for 3 minutes at 180 degrees.


8. First fill your tacos with  either the Quorn mince or refried beans.

9.  Top up the taco with salad, salsa, sour cream and cheese.

10.  Enjoy your tacos with an icy cold coke!




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It's been hard work but fun too to blog everyday.  Thanks a lot to Srivalli for arranging this event and to all the bloggers who took part and all my friends from facebook and the Blogger World who cheered me on.  I enjoy looking at all your recipes and am looking forward to some exciting recipes from all of you.

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20 comments:

  1. Lovely dish to finish the marathon with Mina -very interesting to hear about Quorn - I don't believe I have seen this in the US markets, but then I've never looked for it - Question - if it is meant as a substitute for meat, does it have a similar texture? For instance Soy Chunks look and taste suspiciously like chicken and I was completely put off by it after my first enthusiasm to try it --- please email me you response....

    Happy Valentines Day :)

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  2. What a wonderful treat for a perfect day!
    Happy V day to you n your loved ones :)

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  3. good to know about quorn!....
    love the crispy taco u made!!...
    Smitha
    http://smithasspicyflavors.blogspot.com/

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  4. Totally new to me. Looks so nice..

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  5. tacos,salsa,burrito,chalupa,quesdillas, all r my favourtie.....waonderful recipe.thanks for sharing

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  6. I have never used mince. Looks nice.

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  7. We all love tacos at home except that I use Rajma instead of quorn!

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  8. Hey Mina at first I thought Quorn is minced meat :-) Later when I read your recipe realized what it is. You have done a wonderful job by completing marathon.
    I would love to have these high protein tacos..

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  9. it is kid 's dish realy attract them looking healthy

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  10. SUch a tempting and absolutely droolworthy tacos, yummm!

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  11. Never heard this one before but the final click makes me drool.Looks tempting :)

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  12. A very rich and healthy dish Mina! I wonder if it's available in chennai..if i find it, will have to try it..thanks for sharing

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  13. the pics look amazing Mina,......sure would have tasted awesome too. It was fun blogging along with you all.Will keep visiting:-)

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  14. Woow, love the way you prepared & looks very inviting...

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  15. Haven't ever heard of Quorn.....at first I thought it was just a new fangled way of spelling corn :-))

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  16. Looks delicious loved that vegetable stuff yumm.

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  17. I am sure kids would love it!

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  18. nice presentation and too tempting taco!!!

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