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Tasty Tex Mex Vegan Taco Meat Recipe (Tofu)

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  • Author: Verna
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: Approx 4 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Tasty Tex Mex Vegan Taco Meat recipe -YES! So delicious, oil free, nut free and gluten free, So whip up some easy vegan tacos for taco tuesday family night!



Taco seasoning sauce:

  • 1 & 1/2 tsp bouillon paste 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

The filling:

  • 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)

Mix in at the end:

  • 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 the taco seasoning sauce to a 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 a non stick 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. This vegan taco filling is great in , burritos , quesadillas or enchiladas and more!


  • 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 iceburg lettuce. Yum! mmmm Guacamole and hot sauce would be great too!
  • Try it in My Supreme Crunch Wrap with chipotle Mayo
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: mains, snacks/sides, gluten free
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: Mexican