Happy National Taco Day! Coincidentally this year’s National Taco Day falls on Tuesday, so let’s celebrate both National Taco Day and Happy Taco Tuesday all at once!
The first time I tried taco was after I came to the US. In my home country of Japan, tortillas were super rare finds that only special restaurants have(and typically the price got so expensive…here in the US, we are lucky enough to have a single taco with just a dollar especially on Taco Tuesday.) Today’s situation might be different considering entrepreneurs are introducing new food and distribution is getting easier compared to old days…haha, I’m kind of jealous! Anyways, I’ve learned how tasty tacos are in LA. Especially locally owned taco stands were typically serving super yummy tacos, so every once in a while, I was craving one (or two…maybe three, haha!) late at night.
As I’m living in a place where there is a huge Hispanic community, it’s so easy to find authentic ingredients to make some Hispanic food, so this time I gave a little twist flavoring taco which is a special quiche!
Ready to check the recipe? Let’s cook!
*Makes 2 medium ramekins (12 inches in diameter. I used one from Sweese)
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- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ onion – chopped
- ½ jalapeno – trimmed and chopped
- ½ can of refried beans
- ¼ cup soy chorizo
- 3 large eggs – beaten
- 2 tablespoon sour cream
- 2 tablespoon almond milk
- Some sprinkles of cumin powder
- Some salt and pepper
- Some shredded cheese
- ½ large tomato – chopped
- Some black olives – sliced
- Some fresh cilantro – chopped
- In a medium pan pour olive oil and bring it to medium high heat. Add onion, jalapeno and cook for about 5 min.
- Add refried beans, soy chorizo and cook for another 5 min. Remove from heat.
- Preheat an oven to 375°F.
- In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, sour cream, almond milk, cumin powder, salt and pepper. Mix well.
- In an oven-safe ramekin, place veg mixture and sprinkle cheese, tomatoes, olives, and pour egg mixture.
- Sprinkle another pinch of cheese, tomatoes, and olives.
- Transfer the ramekins and bake them in the oven for about 20 min.
- Remove from the oven and sprinkle cilantro for garnish. Enjoy!
- Don’t forget some hot sauce to go with it!
- I skipped placing quiche dough on the bottom of the ramekin, but it’s your choice to add them! It must be extra yummy for sure!
I typically make this dish for weekend brunch, and it’s perfect to feel relaxing, fun weekend vibes. Especially when the chorizo aroma is wafted from the kitchen, I can imagine my dinner buddy poking his head by asking “hey, isn’t it ready yet?” and possibly my neighbor wants to do that too!
Happy National Taco Day and Taco Tuesday! Hope you will enjoy this fantastic day for taco lovers!
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Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)