Teeny Tiny Taco Topping

Didja miss me? The Easter Season has come and gone, so it’s time to get back to work on sharing our meatless Fridays with all youse guys.

Remember back in Lent, that Word on Lunches post? We found another lunch option, now that Eldest Dumpling has boycotted meatball-free Spaghetti-os. We came up with this over Memorial Day Weekend, when plans got changed around and we didn’t have thawed meat to grill. Teeny Tiny Tacos served us well as one of our exceedingly rare dinner-on-the-couch-in-front-of-the-TV occasions.

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Teeny Tiny Taco Topping

2 15oz cans of black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 T minced garlic
1/4 c prepared salsa (mild or wild, you decide)
1/3 c lime juice
1/4 c chopped fresh cilantro

Stir all ingredients together and chill at least 4 hours, overnight if you can. Serve with corn chips.

Actually, I made this to double as tonight’s dinner, served with Spanish rice, and then the leftovers can go in tomorrow’s thermoses. “Meatless dinner on a Thursday in Ordinary Time?” you ask. “What has gotten into you?” A couple of things. The novel I’m working on right now involves researching into the nastiness that is dioxin. Dioxin gets ingested by animals, stored in their fat at concentrated levels, then gets eaten by us and stored in our fat in concentrated levels… so if I’m ever eaten by a bear, that poor bear will suffer from serious dioxin poisoning. But seriously. It’s given me pause as to how often I serve my family meat. The second thing is something we learned over our Lent 2012 challenge: eating meatless isn’t as big a deal as we thought it would be.

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About Erin McCole Cupp
Erin McCole Cupp is a wife, mother, and lay Dominican who lives with her family of vertebrates somewhere out in the middle of Nowhere, Pennsylvania. Her short writing has appeared in Canticle Magazine, The Catholic Standard and Times, Parents, The Philadelphia City Paper, The White Shoe Irregular, Outer Darkness Magazine, and the newsletter of her children’s playgroup. She is a contributor to CatholicMom.com and has been a guest blogger for the Catholic Writers Guild. Her other professional experiences include acting, costuming, youth ministry, international scholar advising, and waiting tables. When Erin is not writing, cooking or parenting, she can be found reading, singing a bit too loudly, sewing for people she loves, gardening in spite of herself, or dragging loved ones to visitors centers at tourist spots around the country. Find out more about her novels and other projects at erinmccolecupp.com .

3 Responses to Teeny Tiny Taco Topping

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