Recipe: Veggie Firekracker Tacos – Nutkrack

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Recipe: Veggie Firekracker Tacos

Shake up Taco Tuesday by skipping the ground beef and grabbing some Firekracker instead! This creative and flavorful taco recipe one-ups all the things that make tacos great: heat, texture, and protein. Tacos 2.0🔥.

This recipe is vegetarian and can be made:
Gluten-free if you use corn tortillas or shells. 
Vegan if you leave out the cheese and sour cream.
All Nutkrack pecans are gluten-free and vegan!

Ingredients for filling:

  • 2 tablespoons pecan or olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups chopped mushrooms
  • 1.5-2 cups roughly chopped Firekracker pecans
  • 1/2 -1 cup frozen or canned corn (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ to ¾ cup water

Ingredients for toppings and assembly:

  • Flour tortillas or hard taco shells
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Shredded cheddar Cheese
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Chopped onion
  • Pickled jalapeño
  • Taco sauce
  • Sour cream
  • Hot sauce (if you like your tacos extra spicy)

Instructions:

  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Sauté onions until softened, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms and sauté until onions have caramelized and mushrooms have browned, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add corn (optional).
  2. Stir in Firekracker and taco seasoning and sauté for about 1 minute.
  3. Stir in ½ to ¾ cup of water, reduce the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes until flavors have developed and water has reduced.
  4. Serve with tortillas or shells and add assorted toppings.
  5. Makes about 6 flour tortillas or 10 shells. 

Recipe adapted from ILovePecans. Photo from ILove Pecans.

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