Love the Heat?

I am fond of saying that I’ve burned out my taste buds long ago. I love spicy foods and have found myself seeking food on the high-end of the heat spectrum.

Thai food? Give me a 10 out of 10 on the heat scale. Hot sauce? I pour it on many things. Wings? Give me the heat.

I don’t believe that I am one of those guys who look to escalate the heat just to be macho, but a recent study says that may just be the case. In a recent NPR article, a study looked at how your love of hot sauce may be an indicator of your personality. In general for women, they state that the love of the sting is the thing. For men, the macho view of being table to take the heat. Take a look at the article here.

Mushroom, Corn, and Poblano Tacos

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This combination of vegetables, cheese and beans makes it so you don’t miss the meat.

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There is a lot to this.

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Fry the shrooms.

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And everything else.

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Delicious and you can make it as hot as you like.

Mushroom, Corn, and Poblano Tacos

Servings: 4 (serving size: 2 tacos and 2 lime wedges)


2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 (8-ounce) package presliced mushrooms
1 cup prechopped onion
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
3/4 teaspoon chili powder
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 poblano chile, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1 1/2 cups frozen whole-kernel corn
1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup salsa verde
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
3/4 cup (3 ounces) crumbled queso fresco
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup light sour cream
8 lime wedges


1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add mushrooms to pan; cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to mushrooms. Stir in onion and next 5 ingredients (through poblano); cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add corn and beans to pan; cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove pan from heat; stir in salsa and next 3 ingredients.

2. Heat tortillas according to package directions. Divide vegetable mixture evenly among tortillas. Top each tortilla with 1 1/2 tablespoons cheese, 1 1/2 teaspoons cilantro, and 1 1/2 teaspoons sour cream. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutritional Info: Calories 390
Fat 14.4 g
Satfat 4.5 g
Monofat 6.7 g
Polyfat 1.7 g
Protein 15.6 g
Carbohydrate 56.6 g
Fiber 9.8 g
Cholesterol 20 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 553 mg
Calcium 225 mg


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Categories: Cheese3, Grilled, kosher, Lunch3, Main Dish 3, Mexican, Picnic, Recipes, Sandwich or Wrap, Vegetable4, Vegetarian

Author:The Ranting Chef

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One Comment on “Love the Heat?”

  1. December 5, 2015 at 11:13 am #

    Man that looks good!


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