Baja-Style Grilled Tempeh Tacos Recipe

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Baja-Style Grilled Tempeh Tacos
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  1. Prepare the slaw first: Mix first 6 ingredients (cabbage through ground black pepper) in a large bowl (don't use metal). Cover and place in fridge. Weigh down slaw with canned beans or full pickle jar. Slaw improves the longer it's allowed to mellow. Allow to press for at least 1 hour. When ready to use, squeeze out handfuls to release any excess juice.
  2. Make the lime cream: Blend ingredients from yogurt to 1/2 t salt in a blender until creamy and smooth. Add more salt or lime juice to taste, if desired. Pour into an airtight container and chill for 1 hour.
  3. Make the marinade: Whisk together ingredients from beer to cumin and pour into a glass pie plate or casserole dish.
  4. Prepare the Tempeh: Boil water in a 2 qt pot. Slice tempeh into 3 pieces lengthwise and then in half horizontally through the middle. Add the tempeh to the water, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove pieces with tongs and place directly in marinade dish. Marinate for 1 hour flipping occasionally to cover.
  5. Preheat the oven to 200. Preheat a greased grill pan over medium-high heat.
  6. Grill tempeh for 5 minutes on each side, while basting with marinade. Remove from heat and slice into thin strips. Keep warm, covered in foil in the oven while assembling tacos.
  7. Heat a corn tortilla, spread lime crema down the center, top with slaw, tempeh and then any garnish you like (diced tomato, pickled jalepenos, hot sauce, avocado, lettuce, etc). Fold & eat.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2613.8 Kcal (10943 kJ)
Calories from fat 1130.43 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 125.6g 193%
Sodium 3049.77mg 127%
Potassium 1397.42mg 30%
Total Carbs 339.33g 113%
Sugars 7.49g 30%
Dietary Fiber 27.16g 109%
Protein 49.54g 99%
Vitamin C 23.8mg 40%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 11.5mg 64%
Calcium 1002.6mg 100%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 382.46 Kcal (1601 kJ)
Calories from fat 165.41 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.38g 193%
Sodium 446.25mg 127%
Potassium 204.47mg 30%
Total Carbs 49.65g 113%
Sugars 1.1g 30%
Dietary Fiber 3.97g 109%
Protein 7.25g 99%
Vitamin C 3.5mg 40%
Iron 1.7mg 64%
Calcium 146.7mg 100%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 61.9
  • 71

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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