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Bacon Wrapped Tofu Tacos

 
One serving costs about $1.81

$1.81 per serving

3 people like this recipe

3 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

10 lunch,main course,main dish,dinner mexican
spoonacular Score:42%

Spoonacular Score: 42%

 

Bacon Wrapped Tofu Tacos might be a good recipe to expand your main course recipe box. One serving contains 580 calories, 30g of protein, and 36g of fat. This recipe serves 10 and costs $1.81 per serving. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about about 45 minutes. 3 people were glad they tried this recipe. Only a few people really liked this Mexican dish. If you have paprika, fajita size, chili powder, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It is brought to you by Foodista. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 42%. This score is solid. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: Grilled Pork Wrapped in Bacon Tacos, Bacon Wrapped Rabbit Loin with Bacon Strawberry Dressing, and Lettuce Wrapped Tacos with Beef Tenderloin.

Tacos works really well with Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Sparkling rosé. Acidic white wines like riesling or low-tannin reds like pinot noir can work well with Mexican dishes. Sparkling rosé is a safe pairing too. The Rex Hill Willamette Valley Pinot Noir with a 4.6 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 29 dollars per bottle.

Rex Hill Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Aromas of violets, iris, ripe raspberries, dark cherries, rose, blueberries, wild strawberries and wet stones all emerge from the glass when the wine is first poured. As the wine opens, more savory aromas of wood smoke, cured tobacco, earth, sandalwood and cinnamon add complexity to the original aromatics. Structured, ripe and pure, the wine shows all hallmarks of the 2013 vintage.

» Get this wine on Wine.com

Ingredients

Servings:
12 oz
12 oz tofu
tofu
1 pkg
1 pkg burrito size tortilla
burrito size tortilla
8 oz
8 oz cream cheese
cream cheese
3 small
3 small diced fresh jalapeno peppers
diced fresh jalapeno peppers
2 cups
2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese
shredded monterey jack cheese
1 lb
1 lb cooked bacon
cooked bacon
1 cup
1 cup chicken broth
chicken broth
1 bottle
1 bottle olive oil
olive oil
1 tsp
1 tsp cumin
cumin
1 tsp
1 tsp chili powder
chili powder
1 tsp
1 tsp paprika
paprika
2
2  garlic cloves
garlic cloves
12 oz tofu
12 oz
tofu
1 pkg burrito size tortilla
1 pkg
burrito size tortilla
8 oz cream cheese
8 oz
cream cheese
3 small diced fresh jalapeno peppers
3 small
diced fresh jalapeno peppers
2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese
2 cups
shredded monterey jack cheese
1 lb cooked bacon
1 lb
cooked bacon
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup
chicken broth
1 bottle olive oil
1 bottle
olive oil
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp
cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp
chili powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp
paprika
2  garlic cloves
2
garlic cloves

Equipment

aluminum foil
aluminum foil
stove
stove
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan
aluminum foil
aluminum foil
stove
stove
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
frying pan
frying pan


Instructions

In a small bowl combine the cumin, chili powder, paprika, 1 minced clove of garlic and 2 tbsp of olive oil. Slice the tofu very thin, about 1/2 inch per slice, then rub each slice with the spice mixture. Set aside. Heat about 1 tbsp olive oil over medium high heat in a large pan. Add the tofu, a few slices at a time, watching carefully. Flip after about 1-2 minutes. Cook until done I let mine cook about 2-3 minutes per side. Half each piece, wrap with bacon, then set aside and cover with aluminum foil. Do NOT wash the pan out now put it back on the stove, reduce heat to medium and add the remaining minced garlic clove, 1 tbsp olive oil and diced jalapeno. Saute until the peppers are almost getting a little bit brown and everything is fragrant. Add the cream cheese, 1/2 cup cheese and chicken broth. Whisk and bring to a slight boil; reducing the heat if you have to, preventing it from scorching. Once its combined and a sauce consistency, salt and pepper to your taste and pour into a separate bowl; cover. Bring the heat back up to medium-high, and add another tablespoon of olive oil to the pan. When hot add one tortilla at a time, turning after about 15-20 seconds to the other side. Your end result will be tortillas slightly brown around the edges and a little bubbly in the middle. Set aside and cover. To serve, stuff a tortilla with bacon-wrapped tofu, and drizzle the jalapeno creme on top and some Monterey jack.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.81
Ingredient
12 ounces tofu
1 package burrito size tortilla
8 ounces cream cheese
3 smalls diced fresh jalapeno peppers
2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese
1 pound cooked bacon
1 cup chicken broth
1 bottle olive oil
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
2 garlic cloves
Price
$2.31
$3.73
$2.35
$0.19
$2.50
$5.83
$0.76
$0.01
$0.13
$0.09
$0.10
$0.13
$18.13

Tips

Health Tips

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • Some bouillon/stock products contain gluten, some don't. If you are following a gluten-free diet, always read product labels carefully.

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • If you need to soften a block of cream cheese before using it, you can unwrap it and heat it in the microwave on high for 10-15 seconds at a time until it is soft enough.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
580 Calories
30g Protein
36g Total Fat
32g Carbs
9% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
580
29%

Fat
36g
56%

  Saturated Fat
15g
96%

Carbohydrates
32g
11%

  Sugar
3g
4%

Cholesterol
89mg
30%

Sodium
1452mg
63%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
30g
60%

Selenium
39µg
56%

Phosphorus
406mg
41%

Vitamin B1
0.56mg
37%

Vitamin B3
7mg
35%

Calcium
304mg
30%

Folate
77µg
19%

Vitamin B2
0.31mg
18%

Iron
3mg
18%

Zinc
2mg
17%

Vitamin B6
0.34mg
17%

Manganese
0.33mg
17%

Vitamin A
701IU
14%

Vitamin B12
0.79µg
13%

Potassium
408mg
12%

Magnesium
35mg
9%

Vitamin C
6mg
8%

Vitamin B5
0.8mg
8%

Fiber
1g
7%

Copper
0.14mg
7%

Vitamin E
0.72mg
5%

Vitamin K
4µg
4%

Vitamin D
0.45µg
3%

covered percent of daily need

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