Monday, January 11, 2010

Taco Pockets

You know, while I was spending every waking minute munching, gorging and snacking on non-health food, I kept thinking to myself, "it's the holidays! as soon as they're over I'll be right back on track. I'm not out of control, I could quit anytime!"

Well, the holiday are now over and I'm experiencing what can only be described as holiday food withdrawals! I am just jones'n for some cookies, cake, and maybe a big fat cheeseburger. It's turning out to be much harder then I ever expected. But, hopefully with some self control and perseverance, the shakes will go away and I can start eating healthy without wanting to break down everytime I see a juicy rack of ribs being advertised on TV. (Have you ever watched Diner's Drive In's and Dives late at night? It's diet suicide!)

Annnnyway, to help those of you in the same boat, I thought I'd offer up a nice healthy recipe. My sister-in-law made these over our vacation and they were delicious. They are completely vegetarian, but trust me when I say you'd never know it! The bulk of the filling are black bean burgers that are typically found at Costco. Unfortunately our Costco doesn't carry them, so I will probably just make my own filling of black beans, bread crumbs and spices. Definitely try these, and take a deep breath with me as we try to detox from the holidays, aaaaaaaaaah.





Taco Pockets


Ingredients

2 Morningstar Farms Chipotle Black Bean Burgers, thawed and cut into 1/4 inch squares
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 cup shredded cheddar or monterey jack cheese
1/4 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
1/2 cup corn
1/2 cup chopped olives
2 teaspoons salt-free southwest or Mexican seasoning
10 8-inch flour tortillas
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
chopped lettuce
sour cream
guacamole
salsa

Directions

1. In a medium bowl toss together black bean burgers, salsa, Cheddar cheese, Pepper jack cheese, and seasoning.

2. Use pizza cutter to cut tortillas into 7-inch triangles. (Save trimmed edges for another use.)

3. Place about 2 tablespoons burger mixture in center of each triangle. Fold corners of large triangles. Secure with toothpicks. Place on baking sheet, toothpick side up. Brush with butter. Bake at 375 F for 9-12 minutes or until beginning to brown on top.

4. Arrange on top of shredded lettuce. Cover with garnishes if desired.

40 comments:

Erica said...

mmm these look fantastic. I love easy mexican recipes!!! Rock out Body Pump this week :). Let me know how it goes

You're Funny Hunny said...

You don't know me from Adam, but I read your blog often, love the recipes you post.
Glad you made mention about how truly difficult it is to get back on the wagon after a holiday filled with indulgence. I am struggling with the same.
I think the fact that it is still cold and bleh outside has something to do with it too, at least for me.
Anyway, keep up the great recipes!

Katherine Aucoin said...

You came up with such a great idea! they look fantastic and have everything in them I like!

I have faith that you will maintain!

Kim said...

I'm right there with you as far as being good goes. I can't seem to get on the train for healthy eating. It's so cold and I'm craving comfort food.

I'm a big fan of those veggie burgers and love the idea of these taco pockets. It sounds comforting, delicious and healthy all in one :D

Good luck!!

Elina said...

The taco pockets look delicious! Welcome to CEiMB :D

The Blonde Duck said...

I love black bean burgers. I love tacos. I love pockets.

I love these.

Chow and Chatter said...

these look great you can do it girl all in moderation lol Rebecca

Jenn said...

I'm with you on the holiday food withdrawals. I just barely finished up all the leftover in the fridge. lol.

Taco pockets are a good change.

A Year on the Grill said...

I agree with Chow... Moderation and move a bit more, and eat what you like (small amounts)

Cheryl said...

Those look really good and I bet I would not miss the meat!

Debbie said...

Welcome to CEiMB. I'm fairly new there myself, although not new to blogging. I was intrigued by your havarti panini and will have to give that a try. I host a weekly blog called Crock Pot Wednesday and would love for you to join me whenever you can. Have a great week.

Pam said...

Diner, Drive Ins and Dives always makes me drool.

The taco pockets look healthy and tasty.

Sook said...

Taco pockets! I like the name. It looks so delicious.

Katy ~ said...

Your taco pockets look good! Love all that cheese.

I think overindulging in the cold weather is instinctual; we're trying to keep our stores, well stored!

Elizabeth said...

This is really unique and sounds delicious!

Leslie said...

I swear..food has got to be the most addicting drug there is!

Alissa said...

This sounds really yummy!!! Let me know if you find those black bean burgers anywhere...I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for them around here too:)

Mom on the Run said...

Great family friendly and tasty recipe. I love all the ingredients that are used.

outoftherabbithole said...

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I saw your welcome on Ellie in my Belly and wanted to say that I also just moved to Philly b/c my boyfriend got a job here. I know a grand total of 2 people in the city (that includes my boyfriend). Lets connect!

Barbara said...

Yummy! Your tacos look super.
I'm trying to hang in there with a healthy diet too. Hard to do when I post something fattening! But I now give a lot of my cooking to friends and neighbors! Have to get it out of the house. But I love cooking too much to stop!

Joanne said...

I totally know what you mean about being addicted to holiday food! It's insane. I've been trying to slowly wean myself off of it. Very slowly.

I love this idea! Way to get back on the healthy bandwagon. And you should totally make your own burgers...they will taste much better. I have some on my blog, if you want to check them out.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Sounds tasty! I haven't seen those burgers.. can you believe I have never been to a Costco?

doggybloggy said...

oooh I would want this smothered in chile and cheese - looks good.

Cathy said...

Funny coincidence - I was looking at these black bean burgers yesterday at Costco. Love all the ingredients you've used here and the recipe looks quick and easy...and delicious too.

Natalie said...

these look like they belong in a mexican restaurant-love it! and i love that you could mix up the filling (vegetarian or not) if desired!

Libby said...

I'm trying like hard to stop eating bad foods...lol...even rearranged my cooking blog and all...but I'm faultering...lol. This looks like a great recipe though. May have to add it to my low fat collection :)

megan said...

I can totally relate to wanting to continue to eat holiday food! Your recipe looks healthy and delicious though. we love tacos at our house - this would be a great variation!

Donna-FFW said...

Oh these sound so delicious. I love black bean burgers, what a great use for them!!!

Ingrid said...

Ha-ha! Good one. I'm not even lying to myself. I'm going to ease up but quit? Um, not hardly.
~ingrid

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

These look absolutely delicious! And I have great black bean burger recipes that would be perfect! I'm jones'n for sweets too.

Imafoodblog said...

very cute idea, i love it.

-Sara

Sweet and Savory said...

These look great and to think they are healthy.

Emily said...

Teresa I am SOOO in the same boat! Dang holiday foods! And DDD!!! I am seriously doing a veggie week to detox from all the goodies! Thanks for a great recipe!

Burp and Slurp~! said...

well, this taco pocket...it looks indulgent, too! Better than any baja Fresh tacos or burritos! They look So good!

Burp and Slurp~! said...

p.s. Your comment box won't let me sign in as my own domain...sorry!

theUngourmet said...

I love recipes like this! I haven't tried those Morning Star burgers yet. I'll have to look for them!

Barbara Bakes said...

Cute idea. I love the yummy sides you ate with it!

Debbie said...

Looks so delicious. I do watch Diner, Drive Ins and Dives and love the show....and it is sooo hard to start eating healthy again after the holidays and all the pigging out!!!!

JG said...

Your Taco Pocket looks really yummy!

Diner's Drive In's and Dives has so much food that I should not even think about enjoying!

biz319 said...

I am pretty sure I am not inspired to make something after watching Diners Drive-Ins and Dives - and none of it healthy BTW!

Love this recipe!!