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Tasty Tex Mex Vegan Taco Meat Recipe

  • Author: Verna
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: Approx 4 cups 1x
  • Category: mains, snacks/sides, gluten free
  • Cuisine: Mexican


This Tex Mex Vegan Taco meat Recipe is so delicious, and it’s oil free, nut free and gluten free! The Whole Family will love it!!



  • 1 & 1/2 tsp bouillon paste ( I like” Better than Bouillon Vegetarian No Beef Soup Base”)
  • 2 tbsp Braggs or  Gluten free Lite Tamari
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 3 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1 lb  mushrooms ( rough chop)
  • 1 Large green pepper ( rough chop)
  • 1 Medium onion ( rough chop)
  • 1 Block extra firm Tofu ( no need to press)
  • 1 tsp Tajin seasoning or Salt to taste ( see notes*)
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 cup favorite salsa or a little veggie stock for moisture.( see notes*)


  1. Add first 9 ingredients to large mixing bowl, give it a stir
  2. Add tofu to the bowl,crumble it with your fingers as you go, mix it all up.
  3. Now add your mushrooms to food processor in 2 batches, process until they are quite small but not mushy, add them to the mixing bowl.
  4. Add your onion and green pepper and process the same as mushrooms, add to the bowl
  5. Give it all a good mix , pour onto baking sheet(s), spread evenly
  6. Bake at 350° 40-45 minutes stirring every 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven add to bowl and mix in remaining 3 ingredients.
  8. Enjoy!


  • You can add more than 1/4 cup salsa to the mix if you like or omit salsa and add some veggie stock instead, either or will be delicious. Adding the salsa or veggie stock gives the taco meat a perfect balance.
  • You should be able to find Tajin seasoning locally, if not you can find it here.
  • I love this Taco meat on a good ole hard taco shell with my Pico de Gallo, couple of pickled jalapeños  and some shredded ice burg lettuce. Yum! mmmm Guacamole and hot sauce would be great too!
  • Try it in My Supreme Crunch Wrap with chipotle Mayo

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