A great taco without the meat.

KRYM

Recipe Summary

Servings:
8
Yield:
8 to 10 tacos
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Over a medium heat fry the tofu, oil, garlic and onion in a large skillet for 5 minutes. Add the chili powder, paprika, cayenne, cumin, salt, lime juice and tomato sauce to the skillet and stir. Cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the cilantro. Spoon mixture in a serving bowl.

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  • Spoon the tofu mixture into taco shells. Top the mixture with lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, Cheddar cheese and salsa.

Nutrition Facts

278 calories; protein 11g; carbohydrates 20.2g; fat 18.3g; cholesterol 14.8mg; sodium 381.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2007
Really good! I only had plain extra-firm tofu so I mixed in one pinch of basil one pinch of oregano some soy sauce a splash of balsamic vinegar and some spicy rooster sauce to the crumbled tofu before cooking it. I made the tacos with corn tortillas and I thought they were delicious!! Read More
(75)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/06/2011
If you freeze, thaw, and dry the tofu in a 200° oven before soaking and cooking it, it acquires a meat-like chewy texture. I used regular tofu, and I added about 2 Tbs. crushed dry oregano, 2 tsp cumin, 3 large cloves of chopped garlic plus 1 Tbs of granulated garlic, and 2 Tbs of two different kinds of chili powder. I also added some Beef flavored "Better Than Bullion" to give the tofu a beefy flavor and color. They ate it up without even realizing they were eating tofu. Read More
(90)
164 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 97
  • 4 star values: 46
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 3 stars
12/06/2011
If you freeze, thaw, and dry the tofu in a 200° oven before soaking and cooking it, it acquires a meat-like chewy texture. I used regular tofu, and I added about 2 Tbs. crushed dry oregano, 2 tsp cumin, 3 large cloves of chopped garlic plus 1 Tbs of granulated garlic, and 2 Tbs of two different kinds of chili powder. I also added some Beef flavored "Better Than Bullion" to give the tofu a beefy flavor and color. They ate it up without even realizing they were eating tofu. Read More
(90)
Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2007
Really good! I only had plain extra-firm tofu so I mixed in one pinch of basil one pinch of oregano some soy sauce a splash of balsamic vinegar and some spicy rooster sauce to the crumbled tofu before cooking it. I made the tacos with corn tortillas and I thought they were delicious!! Read More
(75)
Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2003
My husband loves tacos and since we have gone vegitarian he has missed them. I made this recipe and he ate it all. The tofu really takes the flavor that taco meat has. He loved it. I thouhght it was pretty good and I dont like tacos. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2010
Oh My God these are so delicious! I fried corn tortillas for the shells and pressed the tofu for about 15 minutes between 2 plates. I followed the recipe almost exactly except I couldn't find any flavored tofu so I used plain. I decided to try to include some tofu meals into our diet and this is the first recipe I tried. These tacos are so so so good - will definitely be making these again. The avocado and the cheddar cheese add lots of flavor. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2003
I used frozen sausage flavored protein crumbles instead of tofu. My family loved it! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2003
Really great spice blend! We added a bit more of the spices as we had both experienced bland tofu recipes (definitely to be avoided) and didn't use all of the suggested toppings - just what was fresh at our grocery store. In order to make a more chewy filling we added some spanish rice to each taco. Really quick and very tasty. Definitely a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/08/2006
Everyone liked this. In addition to the basic recipe I also added rice and green peppers for texture. The flavor was good and we enjoyed it. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2005
Great basic recipe. The spice combo was good but will add more cumin next time since I really like cumin. I will also add some beans and corn for a little more texture. Couldn't get much easier! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2011
I enjoyed this toful alternative. Will definitely make this often. Read More
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