Okay. For the fourth week of #pulsepledge at the Elen casa I decided to throw together Chef Michael Smith’s Pulse Tacos. #itswhatsforlunch
We’re switching it up. Soup to taco.
Wednesday to Friday.
But we’re still pulsing.
Still with me?
The taco is one of my favorite food groups. It’s a food group, right?
This is a black bean/lentil taco in a hard shell. Normally I use a soft shell, but I’m going with the hard shell called for in this recipe.
The base was put together on Thursday night so I could drive G-Man mad with the aroma of onion, chili, garlic, and cumin simmering on the stove.
I’m ornery that way!
An Affair to Remember (1957) was on in the background, which should be followed by Sleepless in Seattle (1993). That scene where the guys are making fun of Sam Baldwin’s (played by Tom Hanks) sister (played by Rita Wilson) when she’s blubbering on about An Affair to Remember… priceless.
Here it is. Quick and dirty. I gave you a link to the recipe right up top.
Onions and garlic — sauté!
Add the spices!
Add the black beans, lentils, and liquid for the simmer!
It took a little longer than 35 mins for the lentils to become tender. If this happens to you, persevere.
Here come all the toppings. I added avocado to the mix, because there is no taco without avocado. Squeeze that lime, baby.
It’s what’s for lunch!
This was messy good. The hotness level depends on how much hot sauce you use and how spicy your salsa is. Next time, I’m trying it with a soft taco shell. It’s just the way I roll.
Here be Friday.
You know what to do. Meet you in the bar in 3…2…1…