Chipotle Mushroom Tacos

Taco Night is one of my favorite themes for entertaining large groups. Everyone loves Mexican food, and anything that is build-your-own makes is always a crowd pleaser.

Recently, I had 23 people over for dinner and decided to make tacos for the large crowd. I had some pescetarians, vegetarians and vegans in the bunch so I decided to add a couple of things to my regular menu of chicken, guacamole, pico de gallo, refried beans, cheese and sour creme.

The recipes below are great as an add on to a bigger menu or as a stand alone dinner.

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Chipotle Mushrooms

  • 1 Tbsp High-heat oil- I use avocado oil
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 5 cups diced mushrooms
  • 2 chipotle peppers (canned in adobo)
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 200g crushed tomatoes (about half of a 400g/14.1oz can)
  1. Heat oil in a large pot at med/high heat
  2. Add onions and stir occasionally until clear
  3. Add mushrooms and stir until cooked down and reduced in size
    • mushrooms release a lot of water so make sure to put heat on high to let water evaporate
  4. Add chipotles cut into small pieces and stir. Cook for about 2 minutes
  5. Add tomatoes and lower heat to low and let simmer for 10 minutes
  6. Change to high heat and add oregano.
  7. Add salt to taste.

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Avocado and Cilantro Sauce

  • 2 avocados (about 3 cups of diced avocados)
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1.5 cups of cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1tbsp salt
  • 3/4 cup avocado oil
  • 1 cup water
  1. Add all ingredients to blender
  2. Add more water as needed
  3. If possible, serve in a squeeze bottle

Quick-pickled Onions

  • 2 large red onions, halved then thinly sliced
  • 1.5 cups white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of sugar sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  1. Combine vinegar, salt and sugar in a non-reactive pot (i use one with an enamel coating).
  2. Add the sliced onions to a glass jar
  3. After the liquid boils, pour it over the onions.
  4. Let the onions rest for 20 minutes, and they are ready!
  5. Once at room temperature, you can store it in the fridge for a couple of weeks.

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