I’m not sure why I hadn’t thought to try this before. But I’m pretty happy the light bulb went on. I love finding new ways to use ingredients I always have on hand, and this recipe is a fun twist on the TVP tacos I’ve been loving lately. It’s also helping my grocery budget, since I had all of these ingredients. (Except for the black beans. Thanks, Alex!) In fact, the salsa was the salsa that I canned way back in this post. Thank goodness for canning.
Yes I dirtied a lot of extra dishes, just to take that photo. But doesn’t it look lovely? This dinner came together so quickly and easily, I couldn’t believe it. And something about baking it makes it feel a little more special than tacos. I’m telling you. Try it.
And if you’re not into TVP, you could sub in ground beef or ground chicken. I might even make this again over the long weekend, in between our weekend activities. Or maybe I’ll just stock up on deliciousness at the farmer’s market. Who knows? Either way, I plan on soaking up some sunshine this weekend.