Scandinavian Friday tacos

Scandinavian Friday tacos

Scandinavian Friday tacos are almost like an institution in Sweden. We call it “fredagsmys” which loosely translates to cosyΒ Friday. Loads of families eat Friday tacos, followed by crips and watching a movie on the sofa. Which sounds kind of relaxing right? True, but when your kids are asking for the same Friday tacos, every Friday what’s a mama to do? You find creative ways to make them differently. However not as differently so that the kids won’t eat them. It’s Friday tacos fun!

It’s also in this week’s Gram weekend food bag! This weekend we have totally embraced the Scandinavian Friday feeling. With the “fredagsmys”, but I have mixed it up a little too. Instead of buying your own tortilla bread, you make it, with beetroot. If the beetroot is too much to handle just skip that step. Because honestly, once you try this tortilla bread, you will always want to make your own. They are easy to make and makes a huge difference taste wise.

Now the trick is that you have to serve the tortillas immediately so that they won’t go stale. You can also wrap them up in baking paper and keep them in the oven on very low heat for a while.

The minced meat is replaced by minced soy and my kids love the vegetarian option. I just changed the meat, to soy mince, without even telling them in beginning and they couldn’t even tell. I really hope that you will enjoy this weekend treat!

The minced meat is replaced by minced soy and my kids love the vegetarian option. I just changed the meat, to soy mince, without even telling them in beginning and they couldn’t even tell. I really hope that you will enjoy this weekend treat!

And to spice it up a little this dish comes with a spicy tomato and mung bean salsa. You can add more or fewer chilli flakes to it, of course, depending on your taste.

When you have “fredagsmys” you also have dessert, it would just not be fair otherwise, right? You’ll find the recipe for a delicious chocolate mousse here.

And the breakfast for this weekend is Swedish pancakes.

Scandinavian Friday tacos

20th October 2017
: 2
: Easy/Medium

Friday tacos served with homemade beetroot tortilla bread and minced soy.

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Ingredients
  • For the tortilla bread
  • 150 gr (2 1/2 dl) wheat flour
  • 100 gr (1 dl) water
  • 3 tbs oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 pinch of baking powder
  • 1 beetroot (optional)
  • For the tacos
  • 3,5 dl minced soy
  • 3 tbsp Taco all spice mix (2 tbs paprika powder, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp salt, 1 tbs ground cumin, 1 tsp chilli powder, 1 tbs oregano)
  • 140 gr (2 dl) couscous
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 red onion
  • For the Bean and tomato salsa
  • 2-3 tomatoes, medium size
  • 150 gr (1,5 dl) mung beans
  • 2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbp oil
Directions
  • Step 1 Start by cooking the mung beans. Bring 300 gr (3 dl) of water to a boil and cook for about 45 min.
  • Step 2 Clean and cut the beetroot into halves. Cook in salted water for about 10-15 min.
  • Step 3 At the same time let about 300 gr (3 dl) come to a boil and cook the minced soy in salted water for about 10 min.
  • Step 4 Pour off the water and heat up a skillet and fry the minced soy. Add the taco all spice mix and if it’s dry add a little water. Let it simmer for 10 minutes on low heat.
  • Step 5 While everything is boiling, you can chop the tomatoes finely for the salsa.
  • Step 6 Add the tomatoes to a bowl and mix them with salt, chilli and oil.
  • Step 7 Chop the veggies for the tacos.
  • Step 8 The beetroot should be ready by now. Blend it with a hand mixer and put the purΓ© aside.
  • Step 9 Time to make the tortillas, mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • Step 10 Add water, oil and beetroot. Knead it until the dough comes together.
  • Step 11 Divide the dough into 7 pieces and roll each one into a ball. Use a rolling pin on a floured surface to get a thin round tortilla.
  • Step 12 Set the tortillas aside and finish off the mung bean ans tomato salsa. Pour off the water and rinse in cold water. Let it dry a little bit and add the beans to tomatoe mix. Blend well.
  • Step 13 Preheat a pan or skillet. (no oil needed)
  • Step 14 Fry one tortilla at the time, about 1 min on each side.
  • Step 15 Serve and eat immediately!


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