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Tropical Tempeh Tacos

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This tropically inspired recipe will get your mind off wintertime and send your taste buds to the islands.
  Tempeh 8 Ounce, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  Sweet onion 1 Small, finely chopped
  Fresh ginger 1 Tablespoon, grated
  Jalapeno 1 Large, seeded, minced
  Curry powder 1 Teaspoon
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Pineapple chunks 1 Cup (16 tbs) (with juice)
  Brown sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Lime 1 Large, juiced
  Red bell pepper 1 Large, cut into cubes
  Mustard greens 1 Cup (16 tbs), torn into small pieces
  Fresh cilantro 4 Tablespoon, coarsely chopped
  Peanut oil/Vegetable oil 2 Tablespoon
  Corn tortillas 8 Large
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (or to taste)
  Cracked black pepper 1 Teaspoon (or to taste)

1. Heat oil in skillet on medium high heat.
2. Add onion, bell pepper, cumin, tempeh and sauté for about 5 minutes or until tempeh browns
3. Add the ginger, jalapeno, pineapple juice, curry powder, salt and pepper. Stir and cook for 1 minute (or until the pineapple juice begins to bubble)
4. Add the brown sugar and stir well and cook for an additional 5 minutes or until the juice begins to thicken into a sauce.
5. Add the lime juice and cilantro, stir and remove from heat.
6. Heat up the tortillas.

7. Spoon the tempeh mixture into the tortillas.
8. Garnish with the mustard greens and serve. Or if you like add some cilantro, jalapeno and fresh pineapple.
9. Serve with a tossed green salad.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 454 Calories from Fat 141

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.7%

Saturated Fat 4.3 g21.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 590.1 mg24.6%

Total Carbohydrates 68 g22.5%

Dietary Fiber 4.6 g18.4%

Sugars 21.8 g

Protein 16 g31.3%

Vitamin A 72.4% Vitamin C 111%

Calcium 18.6% Iron 30.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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