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Veggie Tinga

I made Vegetarian Tinga for a mexican pot luck I went to on Tuesday.

Many people have never heard of Tinga, let alone knowing you can make it vegetarian style.  You absolutely can!  And it's so easy.

Traditional tinga is made of shredded chicken with chipotle flavoring.  I used cabbage instead of the chicken.

I looked at a lot of different recipes online, but couldn't find a recipe for the veggie tinga I had in mind, so I ended up combining the guidelines of those recipes and making my own.

Here's what I did:

1 onion
1 head of cabbage
1 7oz. can chipotle (the peppers in adobo sauce)
5 ish roma tomatoes
olive oil

-Saute onion in olive oil.
-Chop cabbage (I used youtube to help me figure out the best way to do that) add to onion and saute.
-Blend the chipotle and tomatoes in blender.
Note:  Some people only like to add the sauce from the chipotle peppers.  I added the entire can (including the peppers themselves).  It's up to you depending on how spicy you want it.  (I like my food spicy!)  Also, you can add more tomatoes to calm down the spiciness.  Totally a matter of taste.
-Add the sauce to the cabbage & onion.  Heat and enjoy.

How to serve:  There are so many options.  Generally, it's served on a tostada and you can top it with lettuce, sour cream, cheese, etc.  I gave some to my friends who let me borrow their blender.  (Don't worry, I'm getting a blender today.  It's about time.  Thank you craigslist.)  They actually put veggie refried beans on the tostada then added the tinga and then cheese and really enjoyed it that way.
You can also put it in a taco.  Or however you want.
See?  So many options!
I didn't take any pictures of it made (woops) so here is a photo from here of a chicken tinga tostada

Comments

  1. Interesting version. I was thinking of using textured soy protein, but cabbage could be pretty good, too!

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