Last night I had a few of my favorite bloggers over for a little blogging session.  I had a busy day (my amazing cousin Alison has been visiting, so I’ve been guiding through LA), so it meant standing in Trader Joe’s 2 hours before they arrived at my house to decide what to make.  (I know you’ve been there too right??)  There were sooo many avocados that I just had to make some guacamole.  Kale also sounded really good so all of a sudden these soft taco/fajitas hybrids were born!  I would like to call the fajicos.  What do you think?  Well, I know they tasted yum, yum, yum and came together pretty quickly.

0tacosVegetable Fajicos
Made 8 tacos

What you’ll need:

8 mini soft tortillas (I used Trader Joe’s corn tortillas that I love!)

3 cups kale

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 medium onion, cut in half and sliced (so you have longish strips) Here is a tutorial

2 bell peppers, cut into slices to match the onions (I used 1 red and 1 yellow for nice color)

6 oz mushrooms, sliced (these were crimini or baby bellas)

dash of cumin

dash of chili powder

couple shakes of chili powder (definitely adjust all the spices to your favorite flavor profile)

guacamole (your recipe or here are mine: guacamole)

What you’ll do:

Put all the kale in a medium bowl and massage with a sprinkle of kosher salt and a small drizzle of olive oil.  Get your hands really in there and massage for about 45 seconds.  Set aside.

In a large frying pan heat up a little olive oil and add the onions (except a couple pieces), peppers and mushrooms.

While they are cooking, in a small pot, place 3 tablespoons butter and the pieces of onion that you held onto.  When they start to look a little softer, add the beans and stir.  Place heat on low and get back to your peppers.

When they have gotten a little shiny looking (1-2 minutes) add in the spices.  Remember, the longer you cook something the more the “heat” spices will develop.  So add a little now and taste right before you are going to serve to add any more.

Assemble: Lay a tortilla out, place a few leaves of kale, then a spoonful of black beans, the vegetables, and top with a little guacamole.  There you have it!  Fajicos!

I hope you enjoy!

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