Cumin-spiced pumpkin replaces beans and beef in this recipe for a perfect filling for soft or crispy tacos. Top with tomatoes, onions, and cilantro.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
7 mins
total:
32 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 tacos
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the pumpkin in the heated oil 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the vegetable stock, cumin, salt, and pepper. Cook until the pumpkin cubes are easily pierced through with a fork, 5 to 7 minutes. Fill warm tortillas with pumpkin; top with tomato, onion, avocado, and cilantro as desired.

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Nutrition Facts

100 calories; protein 2.1g; carbohydrates 14.9g; fat 4.1g; sodium 46.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2008
Crazy good vegan grub. I never would have thought to use pumpkin for tacos. It only needed a little help. I felt that the squash would compliment a touch of the Carribean so I chopped it small and added a can of rinsed black beans for protein a one inch piece of ginger (minced) a dash of chipolte hot sauce a pinch of allspice and a squeeze of lime over it. I just stirred in the topping ingredients and served it with a pile of tortillas yellow rice and fruit salad. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/04/2007
I was really excited to try this recipe but also found that it was a little bland. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
10/28/2008
Crazy good vegan grub. I never would have thought to use pumpkin for tacos. It only needed a little help. I felt that the squash would compliment a touch of the Carribean so I chopped it small and added a can of rinsed black beans for protein a one inch piece of ginger (minced) a dash of chipolte hot sauce a pinch of allspice and a squeeze of lime over it. I just stirred in the topping ingredients and served it with a pile of tortillas yellow rice and fruit salad. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2011
Soooo good! although i mostly only borrowed the idea of a pumpkin taco - added garam masala cinnamon and maple syrup to pumpkin while it simmered in apple juice added indian spiced chicken with lots of cayenne and sauteed collards with black eyed peas all rolled up in a soft taco topped with tomatoes and avocado - just like my favorite burrito at Mamacitas in Asheville NC! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2009
I cooked butternut squash instead of pumpkin with the onion. This recipe made a great tasting filling inside of homemade whole wheat tortilla shells! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/23/2008
I enjoyed this! Given the other reviews I spiced it up a little more with 1 tsp of coriander and ground red pepper as well as a little cayenne and white pepper. I also used a vegetable bouillon cube dissolved in 1/2 cup hot water rather than stock and added some fake meat crumbles. In some fresh corn tortillas it was delicious and all the garnishes gave it an interesting blend of vegetable tastes. It was just a little bit bland I'll probably spice/salt it up more next time. I never would have thought to make something like this. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/06/2007
Sorry but I found the filling for the tacos to be pretty bland. I used corn tortillas and they were all you could taste...plus they crumbled and resulted in a very messy meal! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/04/2007
I was really excited to try this recipe but also found that it was a little bland. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2011
Absloutly wonderful. But dont expect similar flavor or texture to beef tacos. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2012
I used a different winter squash in place of pumpkin but I bet the taste is not far off. The onion and tomato taste fantastic with the squash flavor. Definitely a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/04/2011
I followed some suggestions and added black beans and lots more spice (cumin Tabasco). I used our Halloween jack-o-lantern and mashed it together with the black beans it was yummy! Much better than TVP that I normally use for taco night. Read More
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