Home - Recipes - The Happy Pear’s Mushroom Carnitas Tacos

The Happy Pear’s Mushroom Carnitas Tacos

Serves 3
Ready in 30 mins
Prep time 15 mins
Cooking time 15 mins
310 calories per serving

For mushroom carne;

> 1 tbsp cumin seeds
> 1 small red onion, diced
> 1/2 fresh jalapeno, finely diced
> 1 clove garlic, minced
> 4 cups oyster mushrooms, shredded by hand
> 1 tbsp dried oregano
> 2 bay leaves
> 2 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
> 3 tbsp tomato puree
> 1/2 tsp salt

For charred mango salsa;

> 1 ripe mango
> 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
> 1/2 red onion, finely diced
> 1 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
> 1/2 lime, juiced

For smashed avocado;

> 1 ripe avocado
> 1/2 lime, juiced
> 1 pinch salt

For serving;

> 6 small corn tortillas
> Sauerkraut, optional

Steps

1
Heat a wide bottomed pan on high heat and add in 1 tsp of oil. Once hot, add in the cumin seeds, onion, and jalapeno and fry for 3-4 minutes. Add in the garlic and mushrooms and fry for a further 2-3 mins. Add in the oregano, bay leaves, soy sauce, tomato puree and salt. Mix well until the flavors are well distributed. Add in 2 tbsp of water and allow to braise for 1-2 minutes, mixing through while deglazing any stuck mushroom from the pan. You may have to cook for a little longer until its well-cooked down and resembles “carne”. Taste and adjust the seasoning to your liking. Then, remove from the heat and set aside.
2
To make the mango salsa, cut the cheeks off the mango and char them on a hot pan until golden on the flesh side. Remove from the skin and cut into small pieces. Mix all of the mango salsa ingredients together with the juice of half a lime.
3
For the smashed avocado, remove the flesh from the skin and mash with the juice of the other half of the lime and a pinch of salt until smooth.
4
To serve, slightly char the tortillas on a dry pan until slightly crispy. Add a layer of smashed avocado and mango salsa, followed by the mushroom carne on top. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and filling. Enjoy!

Search and shop our 5,000+ recipes

Popular articles

Search and shop our 5,000+ recipes

Enter your ZIP code to find a store near you