Tinga Tempeh Tacos

0:40 m

Tinga tempeh tacos; tasty, tantalising, tender. These really are an absolute winner all round and one to try. Steaming the tempeh before frying gives it a soft, almost meatiness consistency and will be sure to wow whoever is lucky enough to get their tinga on with you!

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For the tinga tempeh

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For the guacamole

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To serve

<item-todo-done>8 corn tortillas<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 red chilli<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 limes<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 baby gem lettuce<item-todo-done>

Before you start

Large frying pan | High sided frying pan | Steamer Basket | Saucepan

Prepare the Tinga Tempeh ingredients

  • Cut the tempeh into 1cm chunks and steam for 3-4 minutes in a bain marie
  • Peel, trim and finely slice the onion
  • Peel and grate the garlic
  • Dice the tomatoes

Make the Tinga Tempeh

  • Warm the olive oil in a high sided frying pan over a medium heat
  • Add the tempeh to the pan and stir for 2 minutes
  • Add the onion and a pinch of salt to the pan and stir for 2-3 minutes (add a splash of water if the pan gets too dry)
  • Add the garlic and stir for 1 minute
  • Add the tomatoes and spices and stir for 3-4 minutes
  • Add the paste, maple syrup, stock cube and water to the pan, stir to combine, turn the heat down and simmer for 10-15 minutes until the sauce has thickened

Prepare the guacamole

  • Halve and destone the avocados
  • Scoop the avocado flesh into a bowl and mash with a fork
  • Trim and finely slice the spring onions
  • Finely slice the coriander leaves
  • Dice the jalapeños
  • Halve the lime and squeeze it over the avocado
  • Add the spring onions, coriander leaves and jalapeños to the bowl and fold everything together to combine
  • Taste and season to taste with salt

Prepare the the remaining ingredients

  • Warm the tortillas according to package directions
  • Finely slice the chilli
  • Cut the limes into wedges
  • Trim and shred the lettuce

Time to serve

  • Put everything in separate bowls, take them to the table and let your guests build their own tacos!
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